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Weight loss. O's mamma 1 child; Springfield, Illinois 2455 posts
5th Apr '13

Alright ladies; I'm not happy with my body. At all.
If I start drinking 8bottles of water and walking do you think it would make a difference? Even if I'm still eating the same? Or is it a necessity that I also do other exercise and also eat differently? Sigh. I love my food; but I want to love my body. :(.

BeginTheRomance Due July 21; 1 child; Rochester, New York 373 posts
5th Apr '13

I love my food too, but I think in order to lose weight AND maintain a healthy lifestyle that a change to a clean diet needs to be done.



Remember, you don't have to stop eating what you love completely. Just have to cut back.



Drinking water and walking will definitely help, but it's not going to make you lose weight how you want I don't think. Good luck. You can do it!

Tasha & Nika TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; San Jose, CA, United States 15867 posts
5th Apr '13

It's a question of what kind of difference you're seeking - are you looking to lose 5 pounds?



The other factor is the sort of food you eat - carbs, starches? Do you eat a lot of cheese, bread and pasta?

Ronnie RadKat 3 kids; Arizona 21152 posts
5th Apr '13

Walking isnt the best exercise for weight loss, however it is better than nothing. The water might help you feel fuller but other than that it doesn't really aid in weightloss.



Without a good amount if rigourous exercise and diet changes you're likely to not lose weight very quickly.

O's mamma 1 child; Springfield, Illinois 2455 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha & Nika:</b>" It's a question of what kind of difference you're seeking - are you looking to lose 5 pounds? The other ... [snip!] ... lose 5 pounds? The other factor is the sort of food you eat - carbs, starches? Do you eat a lot of cheese, bread and pasta?"</blockquote>




My chocolate milk. ): lol if i give up everything but that and switch to fresh fruit and veggies I think I could do it. I want to lose about 10-15lbs. I weigh 145. I'm 5'4".

WV Momma+2 girls :) 2 kids; West Virginia 2041 posts
5th Apr '13

If you drink 8 bottles of water a day, your going to be eating less because you aren't going to be as hungry, IMO. So yeah I think it would, again IMO.

O's mamma 1 child; Springfield, Illinois 2455 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting WV Momma+2 girls :):</b>" If you drink 8 bottles of water a day, your going to be eating less because you aren't going to be as hungry, IMO. So yeah I think it would, again IMO."</blockquote>



That's what I was thinking too

O's mamma 1 child; Springfield, Illinois 2455 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting WV Momma+2 girls :):</b>" If you drink 8 bottles of water a day, your going to be eating less because you aren't going to be as hungry, IMO. So yeah I think it would, again IMO."</blockquote>



That's what I was thinking too

Tasha & Nika TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; San Jose, CA, United States 15867 posts
5th Apr '13

I've gone on a water detox like that before, with extreme lean meat, and not much else - I lost weight and quickly, but those results weren't long lasting.



If you want to try it, sure.. but I guarantee that it's not only going to be harder than you think, but also the yielded results will be a temporary occurrence



Likewise with only eating fruits and veggies.. which btw, sometimes contain a lot of needless starch and also sugar.. so that works against weightloss, you'd be surprised. Also, lack of protein when trying to lose weight is never a good thing, it will make you really weak and cranky.



Exercising doesn't have to take over your day.. there are awesome 30 min workouts that bring amazing results, just saying.



As for the eating habits, unless your diet is absolutely unhealthy, there's nothing wrong with some indulgent foods within reason..



I wish I could say that losing weight was as easy as walking and water, but sadly it's not.. at least not to me, but I hope you have better luck