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I want to see if I can go six weeks only having water to drink. I think that if I cut out all the sugary juices and sodas in my diet then I will lose a lot of weight and in the long run be healthier. I think that this will be a very food thing and I invite everyone to join me:)
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I'd love to join you, would we drink milk or not?

actually was considering this the other day! i feel the same way, that with only water will help with digestion and people are always advocating LOTS of water to help with weight loss.

Original Post by samanthac15:

I want to see if I can go six weeks only having water to drink. I think that if I cut out all the sugary juices and sodas in my diet then I will lose a lot of weight and in the long run be healthier. I think that this will be a very food thing and I invite everyone to join me:)

You should just make this a permanent change. Really the only fluid you should consume is water, except for supplements (and alcohol, of course). And after six weeks, you won't miss soda or juice. I haven't had either in over a year.

Original Post by dannyc249:

Original Post by samanthac15:

I want to see if I can go six weeks only having water to drink. I think that if I cut out all the sugary juices and sodas in my diet then I will lose a lot of weight and in the long run be healthier. I think that this will be a very food thing and I invite everyone to join me:)

You should just make this a permanent change. Really the only fluid you should consume is water, except for supplements (and alcohol, of course). And after six weeks, you won't miss soda or juice. I haven't had either in over a year.

The only fluid you should consume is what works for your calorie budget and taste. There isn't anything wrong with drinking coffee, tea, milk, juice and even alcohol in moderation.

If it works for you to only drink water, that's great! It's not for everyone, though.

Yeah sure, but we are talking about health, not personal preference. Sure, if you want juice, milk, coffee ect, go ahead. But for healthy living, water is really the only fluid you should consume. And I guess you can say tea. That mention of alcohol was a joke.

If water is not for everyone, it is either because they lack will power or choose to drink other substances, but that doesn't subtract from the fact that it would be healthier if they only consumed water.

Original Post by lizlinee:

I'd love to join you, would we drink milk or not?

Milk is a good source of calcium (particularly important for women) and vitamins.  If you can stand skim milk, that's a good choice (whole milk, not so much because of the natural fat content).

Even if you don't like skim or lower-fat milk, gradually changing to it isn't a bad idea.  But once you do get used to it, it'll be like soda -- you find you don't miss it, and going back to it will be like drinking cream straight out of the container Yell Wink

I think milk (and soy, almond, rice) are good drinks as well.  I usually drink soymilk after my weight lifting days.  

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Original Post by Michelle2847:

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1000 calorie diet is really dangerous and really unhealthy. If you take the weight off that fast it will come back real fast. Don't do that. Drinking water works yeah, but read any article online it will highly warn you against only consuming 1000 calories that's borderline starving yourself.

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It's an interesting idea, but as I've never really enjoyed soda, and only drink juice every once in awhile I wonder if this would do me any good in my weight loss?I drink soy milk because I need the extra calcium that plain skin doesn't provide. And I sometimes drink coffee with fat-free creamer and artificial sweetener at work, which I've heard lately isn't as bad for you as previously portrayed as long as you don't overdo it. The caffeine actually stimulates your metabolism, and makes you move.

What is the point to this, except to see if you can do it? Because if you already have a healthy diet, you shouldn't be having sodas (diet or otherwise) and should know that the fruit is always better than the juice.
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