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How does drinking more water help us to burn body fat?

Discussion in 'Weight loss in the media' started by dreamtobethin, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. dreamtobethin

    dreamtobethin Active Member

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    I was reading this article and thought of sharing; sure this is no new information but once in a while it helps to read what you already know

     
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  3. busy91

    busy91 Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks for posting this. I never knew the reasons behind it either.
     
  4. squeak

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    Very helpful, thanks for posting!
     
  5. repmarc

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    I know of all the good press on the benefits of a health intake of water, but I am not sure if that article holds any scientific basis.

    From what I know, there is no way for toxin to directly enter the urinal duct other than through the kidneys.

    Correct me if I am wrong.
     
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  6. Trevor10

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    nice post, helpful info!
     
  7. mikitta

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    Toxins are cleared from the liver into the bile ducts and thus out through the intestines.

    Interesting article, thanks for posting it, dream :)

    God Bless,
    mik
     
  8. pat536

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    Is this why people lose alot of fat if they go on like a 5 day water fast. I know people do it to release toxins but i wondered why so much fat was lost.
     
  9. xocai2009

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    Drink water on empty stomach

    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
    Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

    METHOD OF TREATMENT
    1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water
    2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute
    3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
    4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
    5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
    6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

    The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:

    1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)

    2. Gastric (10 days)

    3. Diabetes (30 days)

    4. Constipation (10 days)

    5. Cancer (180 days)

    6. TB (90 days)

    7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily.

    This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.

    It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

    This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ..not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain…

    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
    It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

    Once this “sludge” reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine.
    Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

    A serious note about heart attacks:

    ·Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting,

    ·Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

    ·You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.

    ·Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.

    ·60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.

    ·Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive…

    A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.

    Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about
     
  10. Amiwry

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    No the kidneys do not need "a lot of water to work properly"! It's called OSMOREGULATION. Thank god the bodies are smarter than the people.

    "If the kidneys are water-deprived, the liver has a double duty assignment."

    What does that even mean? The kidneys do not detoxify drugs. Likewise, the liver isn't responsible for secretion and reabsorption. There is no "sharing of duties" where these functions are concerned.

    Obviously, the kidneys need water to "work properly"... just like every other tissue system in the entire body. The nephrons of the kidneys work by osmolarity, which is different at each segment of tubule, so it preserves or secretes its own water based on how much water/salt is already present. A drop in water concentration causes an increase in reabsorption if a person gets dehydrated, which does NOT, by the way, occur from forgetting to gulp down big quantities of water every hour.

    You think the liver takes care of this?
     
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    I always thought that

    I always thought that the reason is to be full before actually eating
     
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    Nice post, Dreamtobethin! I love how you quote actual research, with a reference we can actually check! (As an academic researcher, these things make me happy :p)

    Amiwry, you have somewhat of a point: kidneys are not the only part of our bodies to need water. Don't all our cells need hydration? I do think, although it may have been oversimplified here, this research is interesting! Keeping in mind our bodies are extremely complex, and theories about it are being created, modified or left behind daily!

    And sort of in keeping with Marggie's post: As cliché as this might sound, I think we might sometimes confuse thirst for hunger. I know that for me, if I feel as though I might be a bit hungry (like for a snack, not starving for a meal), I have water or tea first... and sometimes that does the trick until I am really ready to eat!
     
  13. Tamago

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    Only helps to burn calories if you drink a huge amount of it, and even then the effect comes to a few dozen calories. Running for a few minutes will have the same effect. Putting down that muffin will have the same effect x 30
    It is one of the many weight loss myths still floating around.
     
  14. ISeeNoChanges

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    Myth or no myth drinking plenty of water provides nothing but benefits to your body with the only exception of having to use the restroom more....

    I would find it pretty tough for someone to turn drinking plenty of water into a negative.
     
  15. Andy

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    Didn't see a negative post from Tamango. Water is absolutely critical. He was just clarifying that drinking water doesn't magically burn as many calories as a full workout. Instead, focus on limiting crappy food will get you a lot closer to weight loss goals.
     
  16. losing67

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    drinking lots of water really works
     
  17. Tamago

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    Of course drinking water is never a bad thing
    But losing a few pounds of water weight due to increased intake is not the same thing as burning body fat
     
  18. Suzie_P

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    Water may not directly help to burn fat, but indirectly. Drinking enough water will ensure that you don't mistake thirst for hunger. And when you eat less because of the water, you will lose fat. Some studies has also shown that ice cold water can boost the metabolism - helping you to burn calories and fat faster.
     
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  20. ChefChiTown

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    You don't need to read a long article to find the answer to this question. Allow me to explain, in layman's terms...

    Drinking water helps you burn body fat because it makes you pee more. See, the more you have to pee, the more you get your ass off the sofa and sprint your way to the bathroom. The more you sprint to the bathroom, the more exercise you get. The more exercise you get, the more calories you burn. And, the more calories you burn...the more fat you lose. This is how drinking water helps you burn fat.

    Where's my PhD?
     
  21. Andy

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    Quoted for truth.
     

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