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20 Jul 2005

Can i lose weight from drinking lots of water
Hi, i drink about 2ltr of water everyday, and i've realised that i'm losing weight, could this be because of the amount of water i drink?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Lenkie,

Water contains no calories, so if you are replacing your food or beverage intake with water then, yes, it is possible for you to "lose" weight because of the amount of water you drink. Drinking triggers a sense of "fullness" which can suppress your appetite; hence you eat less and therefore lose weight. Water, in and of itself, will not "trigger" weight loss.

There is a potential downside to drinking too much water, however. Overdrinking can dilute the sodium (salt) levels in your body to dangerously low levels and people have died from drinking large amounts of water over a short period of time!
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