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07 Jul 2010

Hi Doc
1.How important is water for weightloss,
2. is it really necesary to consume 8 glasses per day,
3. whats the function of consuming water

I find it extremely hard to drink water. What do you suggest I do to help make the task less of an effort.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Algetha
It is not necessary to drink 8 glasses of water a day, as long as your TOTAL LIQUID intake for the day is 2,5 litres. You can drink tea, rooibos tea, coffee, milk, diluted fruit juice, artificially sweetened cold drinks and soda water instead of tap water if you find that latter difficult to drink. The recommendation to drink 2,5 litres of liquid a day applies in all cases, not only to individuals wanting to lose weight. Excessive water intake (e.g. having 8 glasses of water IN ADDITION to all your other beverages) can also be harmful.
Moderation is the key
Best regards
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