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    Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

    I only drink water and tea, Ive been like this for about 2 years. Anyways, Ive been training at a base, and I notice a lot of the men have gallons of water with them all the time. Does drinking a gallon of water help you with excersize or weight-loss? I really apprciate it :)
    Allah the Almighty has laid down religious duties, so do not neglect them. He has set boundaries, so do not over step them. He has prohibited some things, so do not violate them; about some things He was silent-out of compassion for you, not forgetfulness, so seek not after them
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    Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

    dunno but it will help alot in protecting one from kidney stone disease...

    only those who suffer from it know how bad it is...

    may Allah save us Ameen
    لا أريد مِنْكُمْ جَزَاء وَلا شُكُورًا

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      #3
      Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

      btw, if you wanted to *inform* people on here.. that you have started your *training on the base* (in order to tick them off further or to seehow they would react)... then i wud jus say... good for you :up:
      لا أريد مِنْكُمْ جَزَاء وَلا شُكُورًا

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        #4
        Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

        Sis I think it's not to imrove weight-loss, during excercise you're losing tons of water/dehydrating at an increased rate, so you have to compensate for that. The men will need alot more than you as they're most likely bigger than you and will need a heck of alot more.
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          #5
          Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

          salaam

          Too much water can actually have a negative impact on your health. I always drink plenty of water and it does supress hunger and also keeps me awake at work. some time it makes me feel sick. Always seek advice from a medical proffessional when doing such things as a diet...i cant emphasise this point enough...and theres nothing wrong with being overweight

          Good Luck

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            Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

            Originally posted by MAsif View Post
            salaam

            Too much water can actually have a negative impact on your health. I always drink plenty of water and it does supress hunger and also keeps me awake at work. some time it makes me feel sick. Always seek advice from a medical proffessional when doing such things as a diet...i cant emphasise this point enough...and theres nothing wrong with being overweight

            Good Luck
            Who said Im overweight :eek3: I am simply training myself for BMT.
            Allah the Almighty has laid down religious duties, so do not neglect them. He has set boundaries, so do not over step them. He has prohibited some things, so do not violate them; about some things He was silent-out of compassion for you, not forgetfulness, so seek not after them
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              #7
              Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

              whats BMT
              water or also known as h2o(dihydrogen monoxide) is known to be the best drink of all drink, the best refresher of all refresher, with a ph of 7 so is nuetral n does not cause harm, drinkin water could filter d bad of your body, with drinking atleast 12 some say more of water should be the task of every person, n our body is made of somethin like 90%(or more or less) of water with out brain made of something like 60-70% of water so not to dehydrate it is recomend it that when u have n exam to take a bottle of water with you as if you dehydrate you could loose concentration up to 10% or more.

              and its better than coke

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                #8
                Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

                The reason why these men drink a lot of water is to prevent dehydration.

                I found these interesting studies on the role of water in maintaining body weight from the book "The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets".

                Beyond its role in general health, water can make play a major role in maintaining body weight through a program of caloric restriction. Foods that contain large amounts of water, such as fruits and vegetables, have low energy density,and so may produce sensations
                of satiety with low caloric intake.

                Several published studies showed interesting patterns of food intake based on the water composition of foods. In one, subjects were given either food containing a high concentration of water, such as a soup of a stew, or the same solids prepared as a casserole, with
                water to accompany the meal. Although in each case, the total amount of both solids and water were the same, subjects ingested fewer calories when the water was incorporated into the food source. In a related study, advising people to eat foods with low energy
                density, that is, foods containing higher concentrations of water, was a more successful weight-loss strategy than attempts to limit portion size.

                The second study evaluated the effects of preloading water before a meal. Subjects were asked to drink water before eating. Although subjects claimed that the quantity of water ingested had filled them up, and they had no appetite, the amount of food actually consumed after the pre-load was no different from that eaten by members of the control group. Although these studies are not definitive, they do indiate that foods with a high concentration of water, such as soups, stews, or salads, may be useful in weight loss programs by providing satiety with low levels of energy intake.
                Last edited by buki; 02-10-08, 10:50 PM.

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                  #9
                  Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

                  drinkin too much can expand the stomach also. u will probly feel more hungry i think?

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                    #10
                    Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

                    Originally posted by Yokel View Post
                    drinkin too much can expand the stomach also. u will probly feel more hungry i think?
                    nope... never heard such a thing....

                    infact havent heard anything bad bout water... like drinkin pure clean water wud have a bad effect or anything as such... never heard any such comment... all doctors have so far always suggested to drink water.. drink as much as u can they say ..altho noting that hardly anyone manages to drink more than 12 glasses a day.. but thats min they recommend s:
                    لا أريد مِنْكُمْ جَزَاء وَلا شُكُورًا

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                      Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

                      Originally posted by truepath View Post
                      nope... never heard such a thing....

                      infact havent heard anything bad bout water... like drinkin pure clean water wud have a bad effect or anything as such... never heard any such comment... all doctors have so far always suggested to drink water.. drink as much as u can they say ..altho noting that hardly anyone manages to drink more than 12 glasses a day.. but thats min they recommend s:
                      jazakhallah 4 the advice. THANX! :)

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                        #12
                        Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

                        Just be careful you don't drink too much as you can remove all the salt and other electrolytes from your system. 12 Gallons is to much by itself, temper it by adding electrolyte powder, which is what those men probably have in their drinks as its colourless. Also Coke is a good source of electrolytes but not too much as its bad for you in large amounts.

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                          #13
                          Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

                          advice taken jazaakallah khere
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                            ^ :rotfl:
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                              Re: Does drinking a gallon of water a day help weight-loss?

                              Originally posted by Islamiyyah View Post
                              I only drink water and tea, Ive been like this for about 2 years. Anyways, Ive been training at a base, and I notice a lot of the men have gallons of water with them all the time. Does drinking a gallon of water help you with excersize or weight-loss? I really apprciate it :)
                              Some good advice!

                              Some nutritionists insist that 80% of the country is walking around dehydrated. We drink too much coffee, tea, and sodas containing caffeine, which prompts the body to lose water. More troubling is that fact that when we are dehydrated, we don't know what to drink.

                              The answer is simple: drink water!
                              Water is pure liquid refreshment and accounts for a large percentage of what makes each of us "human." The average 150 lb. adult body contains 40 to 50 quarts of water. Almost 2/3rds of our body weight is "water weight":


                              Blood is 83% water


                              Muscles are 75% water


                              The brain is 74% water


                              Bone is 22% water



                              The Fountain of Youth, Health, and Everything Else that's Good
                              Water is necessary for your body to digest and absorb vitamins and nutrients. It also detoxifies the liver and kidneys, and carries away waste from the body. And when it comes to digestion . . . it's just not happening without water. Fiber alone cannot aid proper digestive function by itself. In fact, without water as its partner, good fiber goes bad, causing constipation and extreme discomfort.

                              If you're dehydrated, your blood is literally thicker, and your body has to work much harder to cause it to circulate. As a result, the brain becomes less active, it's hard to concentrate, your body feels fatigued, and you just "poop out."

                              Water - The Miracle Worker
                              Simple water -- when it's pure and free of contaminants -- is truly a "wonder drug." Without chemicals, additives, or anything unnatural, a steady dose of 8 glasses of water a day (ideally ½ your body weight in ounces of water) will:


                              Improve Your Energy


                              Increase Your Mental and Physical Performance


                              Remove Toxins & Waste Products from your body


                              Keep Skin Healthy and Glowing


                              Help You Lose Weight


                              Reduce Headaches and Dizziness


                              Allow for proper Digestion


                              Help to keep you more Alkaline


                              Drinking Water is Heart-Healthy
                              The findings of a six-year study of more than 20,000 healthy men and women aged 38-100 in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that women who drank more than five glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses. The protective effect of water was even greater in men.

                              Drinking Water and Weight Loss

                              Water is a natural appetite suppressant, so developing a good water drinking habit can be a long-term aid in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Doctor F. Batmanghelidj MD, author of "Your Body's Many Cries For Water" says most times your “hunger” is your body asking for water – not food.

                              It's also important to remember that when the body is dehydrated, fat cells get "rubbery" and cannot be easily metabolized. This means that it's harder to lose when you don't drink your water.

                              Who Can Benefit From A Water Regimen? Everyone . . . including YOU!

                              Water is especially important for pregnant women and nursing mothers. For athletes and work-out fanatics, drinking water reduces cardiovascular stress and improves performance. And, since water reduces body temperature, it makes the whole exercise process safer and more effective.

                              Water is also an important "healing tool" for people with a history of kidney stones. Since water dissolves calcium in the urine, downing at least 8 glasses daily reduces the risk of stone formation. Drinking water is also valuable in preventing urinary tract infections in both men and for women, flushing impurities out of the system.

                              Even mild dehydration makes you more susceptible to viruses. For someone like me, with an immune system compromised from my battle with terminal cancer, water is a powerful weapon in my war on colds and other illnesses. I've also found that water helps me recover more quickly.

                              When your body is hydrated, drainage from allergies and colds doesn't stick and collect in your throat and lungs, and your cough is more "productive". Even cold sores that appear on the lips are minimized by drinking water because those eruptions tend to favor dry areas on the body.

                              Tips for Drinking Water

                              I know how hard it can be to remember to drink enough water every day, but I also know how hard it can be to bounce back from the effects of being even mildly dehydrated. So I'd like to share a few easy tips to help you reach your "water mark" every day:


                              You are naturally thirsty i.e. “dehydrated” in the morning . . . help your body flush out the toxins it has been processing all night and take advantage of this thirst to get a “leg up” on your daily water requirements by drinking a glass of water first thing.


                              If you are cold drink warm water instead of dehydrating coffee & tea.


                              Don't wait until you're thirsty to have a drink – you are already dehydrated if you feel thirsty.


                              Set a timer to remind yourself to establish a habit of drinking water and keep a bottle of water with you at all times.


                              Compensate for diuretics . . . thieves that steal water from your body. If you drink coffee, tea, or sodas with caffeine, you'll need to drink a few extra glasses of water to make up for the water that these diuretic beverages "leech" from your system.



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