Does drinking too much water contributes to Weight Gain?
I just noticed that I am drinking 5 bottles (600ml) each during the day. I think it is leading to more weight gain.
No, water has no calories so it can't make you gain weight. What you can experience, though is water retention, which can be caused by high salt intake, whereby your body holds the water. Don't worry though because water weight always comes off, and it usually fluctuates throughout the day.
Obviously if you weigh yourself after drinking water (and without peeing, sorry to be gross) you will be heavier, because it is like a balloon being filled with water and not being emptied.
Also be aware that you can drink too much water that can actually harm your body, and stretch your bladder, leading to problems later in life, so perhaps research that a bit more?
I didn't know too much water can harm your body. That's interesting because a dedicated fitness person drinks a lot of water after the workout!
Yes but the fitness person is replacing the fluids they have sweated out... A lot of deaths relating to the drug extacy are actually because they drink too much water...
First of all you aren't drinking too much water. The average adult should consume 90 to 125 ounces of water daily. So you have nothing to worry about there. As for the weight, it is actually the opposite. Water when drank in combination with good diet choices and exercise will help you lose weight. If you are gaining weight and can't figure out why simply look at how many calories you are using and how many you are burning. With the exception of health problems you will always lose weight if you are burning more calories than you are consuming.
No. It will not make you gain weight, nor will it cause you retain water. Water is calorie free and it also helps to flush any excess sodium in your system. If you are gaining weight, I would look in a different area.
Be sure it is pure water you are drinking and not some vitamin laced drink - they can be high in calories.
No, water will not make you gain weight. A certain amount of water (Around 8-8 ounce glasses) are good for you to flush out your kidneys. But, what few people realize if you are only drinking water and not taking n enough nutrients to help sustain your body, this can be very dangerous. You must not flush out more than you are putting in (Nutrients). Example: If your body gets too low on say potassium, this is very dangerous and can cause heart failure, even death. As everything else, do it in moderation.
Water will only contribute to your weight while it is in your body, if you urinate it out, sweat it out, exhale it out, you will no longer have it's weight on you. Also, if you attempt to dehydrate yourself, you will likely slow down the body processes that allow you to lose weight such as your metabolism and elimination just to name a couple. Water weight is probably the easiest weight to lose, in a matter of minutes or hours it is gone. Aside from a woman's period, water retention is often caused by high sodium intake. If you eat processed/canned foods or eat out often, this is likely the reason you're retaining water. Water has no calories and helps your body perform it's various processes. Make sure that you hydrate your body, water does not contribute to weight gain.
by Eddie Carrara 8 years ago
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