Losing Water Weight. Salt Water?

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Art A.'s Comment
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Hello. I dont know where to post this. I have asked in the past how to lose weight. I don't know whether it was on this forum or another. A user suggested to me to lose water weight by drinking basically a gallon or liter of water mixed with sea salt or something like that.

The user suggested to me to look at their weight loss thread. Where there are instructions and so forth.

Is there a thread like that here?

Thank you in advance.

Big Scott's Comment
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Very simple. Move. Calories in VS calories out. Eat as little junk as possible. You will always have water weight and muscle weighs more than fat. The diet industry is a multibillion dollar industry. It is better to eat more fruits and vegetables and prepair all or most of your food yourself. That way you know what you are eating. Walk, run, do jumping Jacks. You need to move. Diets don't work. You have to change the way you think about food. Hope this helps.

Art A.'s Comment
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Is there a way to lose the water weight. I mean to keep knocking it out as if regenerates? I mean I have been drinking vinegar. The issue I have run into while cycling is I gained muscle. Therefore became heavy. I think I should lose the muscle too somehow. Is it possible to lose the fat and the muscle. Then rebuild only the muscle?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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First of all, stop drinking vinegar. That's beyond weird and isn't going to do anything.

There's no such thing as losing water weight unless you have some sort of serious condition that's causing you to retain excess water.

You can lose fat without losing muscle. Just keep your caloric intake slightly below your maintenance level, make sure you're getting plenty of protein, and maintain a light fitness schedule.

Old School's Comment
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First of all, stop drinking vinegar. That's beyond weird and isn't going to do anything.

Wait just a minute now!

I read on the internet that drinking vinegar will cause me to lose one inch per month from my waist line!

Everybody knows how reliable the information super highway is.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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There are some known merits to doing almost anything. You can eat raw eggs or drink vinegar or do any number of gross things and yes, you'll get some sort of benefit from it. But there's no need to resort to such things because there is no silver bullet when it comes to nutrition and fitness. The simple, proven methods of eating the right number of calories of a well-balanced diet and getting a nice variety of exercise on a regular basis works perfectly.

Actually, the most famous diet in the world - Weight Watchers - is only a diet in the sense that you're eating fewer calories than you need to maintain your weight. If you get to the weight you'd like to maintain you can still stick with Weight Watchers but simply increase the amount you're eating a little bit. It's not a "diet", per se, it's just healthy eating. How much you eat determines whether or not you're dieting or maintaining your weight.

Drinking vinegar sounds awful!

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Matt C.'s Comment
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All that everyone else said, but if you are looking at this topic; you've probably seen water weight swings generally, only amount to around 5lbs, when extremely dehydrated. And likely only good for screenshots in movies or weigh ins. Purposely dehydrating causes a lot of problems with joints, organs, and just general well being. Also, why most diet plans say not to look at scale but the tape measure. Most people are already under hydrated, trying to do it purposefully, probably is very bad idea.

Linden R.'s Comment
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1. Don't drink vinegar. I can't be in the same room as that stuff, I don't get how you drink it 2. Don't drink salt water. Unless you're me. It tastes horrible. Unless you're me.

(Disclaimer: I like salt water for some strange reason...)

Art A.'s Comment
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I mix the apple cider vinegar with clear choice water. It contains aspartame which is known to give cancer. But makes the vinegar taste OK.

My diet is usually about 1500 calories per day. No sweets. No alcohol. Once a week I mix the vinegar with the water. I do not eat anything. But drink the water when I feel thirsty. 2 hours before bed I sat something so there won't be a stomach ulcer.

I thought I would lose more water weight than that.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I thought I would lose more water weight than that.

Well losing water weight is nothing more than dehydrating yourself and you don't want to do that. I'm not sure where you got the idea that you're carrying extra water weight but that's not the case unless something is very wrong with you.

Just keep limiting your calories but make sure you get a nice variety of healthy foods. You don't have to drink vinegar or torture yourself. You'll lose the weight just fine with a balanced diet of the right number of calories.

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