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Carrot

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Posted: 27 Sep 2006, 19:07
They say you should drink at least 8 glasses a day. I often forget. My new trick is to drink a glass of water every time I am craving something sweet. It fills you up! I'm not saying I dont still want that dark chocolate sitting there, but it does help eat less/ crave less...
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Kevy

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Posted: 27 Sep 2006, 19:48
If I drank 8 glasses of water a day my boss would cut my pay in half as I'd be in the bathroom for half the day Laughing

Most of the diets I've read have water as a must have so it's probably the only universally agreed nutrition item for all diets.
esh

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Posted: 27 Sep 2006, 20:24
If you drink lots of water and also drink lots of coffee or tea the bathroom will be a very familiar place. I feel like a bit of a camel as I have been drinking heaps and storing it somewhere.

I had such a whopper of a headache yesterday afternoon, I drank heaps of water to clear it away but it didnt help. I woke up this morning and decided to not drink coffee until next week to try and detox a little.
khutch

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Posted: 27 Sep 2006, 20:55
If only there was a water tap on every street corner we'd all be skinny!
dee

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Posted: 28 Sep 2006, 05:32
Water is really good to drink. I carry a bottle with me all the time and i find i drink the most in the car. At every red light i try and drink as much a s i can!
Carrot

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Posted: 28 Sep 2006, 09:26
A good tip for car drivers. Us subway users just have to grab a bottle when buying a pretzel...just kidding Laughing
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lenny

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Posted: 10 Oct 2006, 06:35
i try and have a bottle or large glass by my desk at work at all times so it's always there to remind me to drink-up. otherwise i tend to forget about it and can go a whole day sometimes without drinking any.

everyone should have a line of sight to the water cooler i say
I feel trim and terrific - well I will eventually!
sheltiemom

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Posted: 10 Oct 2006, 09:41
I bring two one-liter bottles to work with me and try to challenge myself to have both bottles drunk before quitting time. The first few days, I spent alot of time in the bathroom, but it finally evened out.
God Bless You Bunches!!!
esh

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Posted: 12 Oct 2006, 05:08
Thats a great idea. I am going to try it. I always drink a bottle of water when I wake up (and for some strange reason when I drink it I always think that I am watering my insides like watering the garden), but forget to drink when I am at work.
redfluffyduc...

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Posted: 13 Oct 2006, 01:51
getting up from your desk to get a glass of water, is also exercise, and they say, every little bit helps.
*qwack*
Penelope

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Posted: 09 Nov 2006, 23:11
Water is a good hunger suppresant too. Not very interesting but if you need a bit of a kick add some low calorie cordial to the mix to sweeten it up.
Mary O

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Posted: 10 Nov 2006, 09:46
I experimented with the 6 week body makeover by Michael Thermon and according to him we should drink 100+ oz. of water per day. This seemed like a lot to me and when I did Weight Watchers I never would drink the water the way they said. But lately I've set that 100 oz per day as my goal and I found that I've stopped retaining water. Lots of restroom trips - but I really think it helps.
Bren911

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Posted: 14 Nov 2006, 17:09
How can you tell whether you're retaining water. I drink a lot of water...bottles everywhere...but I've never stopped to think about how much is being retained and how to stop retaining it...Smile
ltbarber

Joined: Jun 10
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Posted: 10 Jun 2010, 12:18
I lost 30 pounds oon my plan. Then I plateaued. Wouldn't budge. Kept doing everything the same. Then we figured out that the water intake for the plan is for a 150 pound individual. I weigh 300! So we doubled the water,and I started losing again. Everything started happening once I started the water at the correct level. My desire for coffee stopped,too! You need more water than you think. This worked for me,I hope it works for you,too.
jennielynn

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Posted: 10 Jun 2010, 12:44
I bought a 64 oz travel mug from the local convenience store, and every morning when I get to work, I fill it up with ice. Then I use my Britta filter, since the water in our building is kinda yucky. I LOVE ice cold water, so my huge travel mug keeps ice all day and I never run out of it.

I have more troubles at home, or on the go, but I'm working on it. If I know I'll be in the car for a while, I'll put a bottle of water in the freezer to keep it cold longer, etc.

I've also only had one soda in the last month. It tasted really good, since I'd gone from a "Coke-addict" to just water, but also because I made the deliberate decision to have a coke instead of water, rather than having it be an impulse.



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