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Post by Over43 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:39 pm

I came across this article on Live Strong.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/55771 ... -drink-it/

Here is a brief intro, I liked the "three meals a day":

You want to lose weight: In meeting of The American Chemical Society, researchers found that over 12 weeks, dieters who drank water before meals three times per day lost about 5 pounds more than dieters who did not increase their water intake. Good guidelines: Drink two cups before every meal.

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Post by NoelFigart » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:41 pm

I like the part about coffee! WHEEE!!!!!

That said, I have been making a special effort to make sure I am drinking more water, as coffee is a diuretic, and the last time I went to give blood, the Red Cross guy was almost in tears trying to find my vein. It's bad enough at the best of times, but if I let myself get minorly dehydrated, only the most experienced vampire can draw blood.

Since then, I've been having a big glass of water (with a meal rather than before it), and I do get a fullness sensation sooner.

And while I may be true, it does give me flashbacks of my Diet Center days with the whole apple and a glass of water routine. True or not, it has a strong association with trying not to murder someone on a 900 calorie a day diet.
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Post by wosnes » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:39 pm

NoelFigart wrote:I like the part about coffee! WHEEE!!!!!

That said, I have been making a special effort to make sure I am drinking more water, as coffee is a diuretic, and the last time I went to give blood, the Red Cross guy was almost in tears trying to find my vein. It's bad enough at the best of times, but if I let myself get minorly dehydrated, only the most experienced vampire can draw blood.

Since then, I've been having a big glass of water (with a meal rather than before it), and I do get a fullness sensation sooner.

And while I may be true, it does give me flashbacks of my Diet Center days with the whole apple and a glass of water routine. True or not, it has a strong association with trying not to murder someone on a 900 calorie a day diet.
Speaking of being dehydrated...my doctor, and all of the doctors in his practice, encourages the consumption of water, black coffee or tea prior to a blood draw when one has fasted overnight. They don't affect the outcome of lab work and consuming the liquids makes it easier to draw the blood.
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