Does Drinking Lots Of Water Help You Lose Weight?

water-bottleRecently I’ve heard that the whole 8-10 glasses of water a day thing is completely bogus – that so long as you drink enough that you’re not thirsty, you’re fine, and that some people might need significantly more or less than 8-10 glasses.  Has anyone else heard that?


I’ve learned quite a bit about water and how much to drink from several different resources. The one I stick to, is take your weight, divide by 2, and thats what you should drink in oz of water. So mine would be 170 lbs , so 85 oz of water….which is not that much, and is quite do-able. Water is incredibly important to your overall health, and dont forget sometimes you may not be thirsty because of other factors, like chewing gum, drinking soda or coffee, ect.

I agree you drink half your bodies weight in ounces. Water is extremely important for you. I have lost 15 lbs from drinking alkaline water.

Here is some more information

  • 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. ( Likely applies to half the worlds’ population.
  • In 37% of Americans, the thirist mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
  • Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as 3%.
  • Lack of water, is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  • One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
  • Preliminary researches indicates that 8-10 glasses of water daily could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  • A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
  • Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of Breast Cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develope Bladder Cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?

To estimate how many cups of fluids your body needs daily just divide your body weight in pounds by 2. This will give you your daily fluids requirement in ounces. Dividing the ounces by 8 gives you the number of cups you have to drink. For example, a woman weighing 128 lbs would require: 128/2= 64 ounces, 64 ounces/8 = 8 cups of fluids.

Basically, we get most of the water we need through our daily food intake. We aquire enough water through solid foods, and other drinks besides clear water. While drinking water INSTEAD of juices and sodas can aid in weight loss, due to less calorie consumption, just drink 8 – 10 glasses of water a day is not all it takes to lose weight. I don’t know where that other CafeMom group got this info, but alot of information out there about weight lose in general is focused on using scare tactics and extremes. Read about scirntific studies for the facts, not just some nutritionists say so without back up and proof.Found this on Posted about a year ago:So is drinking an 8-ounce glass of water eight times a day help flushing toxins out of your body.