My water diet(259 Posts)
I need to loose weight. but how?
I'm far too busy to concentrate on what I eat, how much and when.
It stresses met out when I have to prepare special foods & drinks for myself in advance because we are going to a friends' or have guests or travelling or whatever.
We have 6 kids and I'm just so busy. 4 at school, 2 at home, there's always something more important than weighing and calculating my little portions of pasta.
I always get interrupted and distracted.
Plus baby is only 13 months and is a mummy's girl, so I rarely get anything done - like tidying or being organized.
I'm not even going to talk about lack of sleep.
the house is a mess and I DH is about to have an operation, then there are holidays and birthdays and so on. It's just too much.
Weight Watchers always worked for me, so my plan is to go back in September, but as for now I can not fully commit to it.
I can't do it half-arsed.
that's all very well, but what about for the next 3 months?
my birthday is at the end of August and we are going on holiday and I really want to loose about 2 stones (which I did with WW 2 years ago, so I know I can) and wear my prettier clothes and feel just healthier.
So I came up with an idea.
I've heard countless of times and from various sources that half the time (or so) we eat because we are thirsty, not hungry. that not enough water is one of the reasons we over-eat.
so I thought that I will drink 2 litres of water everyday and will not worry about what I eat and when and how much. And see if that makes a difference.
See if it helps me reduce cravings, if it fills me up to reduce food intake.
or flush out toxins. or help me feel less tired.
And most importantly if it helps me to get slimmer.
I've got nothing to loose - just the extra weight!
Join me if you like.
I went for a massage once and afterwards they gave me a glass of cucumber water. It was delicious. Literally, they just had a jug of ice water with some slices of cucumber thrown in. Might be an idea to break up all the watery water tasting water!
Hey - well done you!!! See- you're amazing!
Really great idea Beamae I will definitely try that.
I have also bought lots of lemons and limes this week to encourage me to drink more water so hopefully will get back on track too.
2 litre done, feels good!
thanks Bea cucumber water sounds good, I must make space in freezer for ice cubes.
I've tried the same with lemon and orange slices before. both lovely.
again, thanks for support, I do need a kick in the butt from time to time.
Me and my trusty nurture are still here although I have been a little distracted.
Thurs 4.5l (it was really hot)
No idea if I've lost weight due to new scales and AF but my skin feels amazing!
that's great whale!
so cold in here
that's me, blue with cold
prodding along today.
had to go out unexpectedly and wait in a car looking after a friends son, so I dare not to drink anything right now!
I have to wait till we get back home, around noon to carry on.getting qiite thirsty
prodding along today as well
nothing exciting to report.
I've been trying to replace cups of tea with hot or cold water with lemon/lime/cucumber today but I do have to think about what I'm doing each day as to how much I drink - it seems to go through me very quickly!!
I haven't noticed any difference weight-wise but my skin seems to be clearer so that's a plus!
I'm hoping it will also increase my energy levels? But as I've not been sleeping very well lately I haven't noticed an improvement as yet.
How's everyone else getting on?
I changed tactics.
I have a 2 litre Pepsi bottle in the kitchen, filled with water.
that's where I am most of the time.
Every time I go in there I have a lot of big gulps - kind of pretending to be Joey from Friends ( when he "proves" that he can drink a gallon of milk in a minute.)
it's seems to be working.
I always have a small bottle to carry around.
Tomorrow weigh in - not so hopeful
I've lost weight at last! 3lb since we started.
Skin better, moods more stable, not as sleepy. Liking this watery thing, at least I can honestly tell my clients I believe in the benefits of drinking more water.
I was in suvh a rush I almost forgot to weigh myself
just shows how relaxed I'm, instead of worrying about loosing weight and hopping on the scales all the time!
even with putting a bit on last week I've still lost 1.4 kg in 3 weeks! ( just over 3 lbs)
I'm very pleased with that!
the 2 l bottle trick is working, it's so big and in my face I can't avoid it!
Well done Whale2Waif and amazingmumof6!!!
That is great!
Giving me inspiration to continue.
that's right niknak you get on with it, you really helped me the other day, so I'm here to support you too!
and anyone else, but looks like it's the 3 of us for now
Found this thread! I thought I had lost it. Put on my watch list now
Went to see a personal trainer last week and had my health assessment. I'm really dehydrated even though I was drinking 1.5l but he says it was being wiped out by the amount of tea and coffee I was drinking I cut out both for 3 1/2 days and felt really good but fell off wagon and had a . Cue massive headache so back to peppermint tea (even though it makes me vvvv windy ). had one illicit this morning and felling a bit blah so I think I really need to cut it out. Still 2 cups in 1 week is a record for me!
excellent progress monkey, and great you're back!
I've got to take some nurofen, got stonking headache
I've not been reaching my target as it's been so cold, but today is warmer, and I'm halfway there!
just finished 2litres of water - for the 2nd time only, in 3 weeks.
I think the trick for me is to have glass as soon as I get up - it's like starting a chain reaction, the more water I drink, the more I crave.
Drinking 2 litres of water everyday is actually good for your health and fitness. Water can cleanse your body, helps in digestion and flush out the impurities from your body. Water also soothes your skin and helps in rejuvenation. Water is essential for the proper functioning of your muscles and organs.
I appreciate you for drinking 2 litres of water daily. But with that if you make a little adjustment with your food intake you can really lose weight. I know that you are a busy mom, still I'm not asking you to calculate your portions of pasta,
Drinking 2 litres of water everyday is very helpful in maintaining your health and fitness. Water cleanses the body, helps in digestion and fleshes out the impurities from your body, thereby helping you lose weight. Water also helps in rejuvenation of our skin. And its true that some time we mistake our thirst by hunger and eat more. So drinking water can control your hunger pangs too!
I appreciate you for drinking 2litres of water daily, still if you make small changes in your eating habits, I'm not asking you to calculate the portions of pasta you eat, but to cut down the portion size that you're taking regularly.
It will be difficult to be in a diet while going to a friends' or have guests or traveling, so those days can be exempted from your diet, the rest of the days' maintain a eating pattern or cut down the portion size.
I've seen in a few discussions, some Moms going for a walk out with their babies in strollers. Some of them even carry triplets in their strollers which count some heavy pounds. And its actually a good exercise for Mommies and will also get time to be with the babies. I'm sure the baby is gonna love her walk out and Mommy is gonna lose weight
Please ignore my first post here as I hit the ''Post Message'' button accidentally, before completing my reply.
I'm enjoying starting the day with hot water with lemon slices now- really don't miss my usual cup of tea. I'm also getting into the habit of making icecubes as I think they help me to enjoy plain water more.
How you doing today zing? And Whale and Monkey? (sounds like a zoo?!)
haha Niknak I thought zoo as well, your name sounds like zebras galloping hooves (niknak niknak) and I dunno, I could be and exotic bird?
should rename thread - the Waterzoo!
was at sports day all day, so didn't manage my quota, but didn't eat/snack much either ( apart from a few jaffa cakes just now!)
I felt slimmer today though -very odd feeling!
Sophie thanks for advice, every word is true!
Loving waterzoo, amazing you could be zoo keeper. I'm sure having 6DC more than qualifies you for the job.
I'm drinking 1 or 2 1.5l bottles a day. Eating has been appalling but got back on track with that today so feeling positive.
almost finished 2 litres.
it's been a hot day.
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