Water Diet

We all know that a person can go without food for several days if there is clean drinking water around. With this in mind, we wonder if there is a diet plan that requires a person to drink water to become thinner quickly. Research and hearsay tell us that such a diet exists.

Douglas Silver Porter is the researcher that formally created a diet plan around a common element that is abundant in our kitchens, homes and even our bodies: water! The main idea is to drink around 64 ounces of purified water every day. This is approximately one half of a gallon.

The water to be used for consumption has to meet several requirements. The water has to be cold, approximately 50 degrees Fahrenheit or less. The half gallon should be drank sparingly throughout the day. Drinking this much water continually can damage the body. The water must be purified, and devoid of any contaminants, flavours or air.

What is the theory operating behind the Water Diet? It has a lot to do with the energy that the body uses to get the water temperature close to normal body temperature. Apparently, it takes 12 calories to increase a pint of water (in the specified cold temperature) to normal body warmth. If the person consumes around three pints of water for 365 days, around 4500 calories are expended without much effort. The fact that a person is drinking more water than normal is also a key component in the water diet.

The issue of water weight is not lost on any dieter, but for this particular diet, the so-called ‘extra’ weight that you lug around in the form of water can help you burn more calories.

Do you think it will work?

This diet plan, on paper, is rational. But logic tells us that another diet is needed to supplement this kind of diet. In fact, many dieters consider this kind of diet as a normal component in healthy living. A person has to drink more water on a daily basis, especially if he exercises or when the weather is particularly hot. Caloric intake should still be monitored even when you’re trying the water diet. Remember, this kind of diet will work only when used in tandem with another equally effective diet plan.

Some people consider the water diet as a cleanse, which may be true up to a point. While pure water is indeed good for the body, it does not contain the nutrients that cells need to develop and function. Some dieters use natural nutrient supplements, and even artificial ones, to compensate for the lack of vitamins in pure water.

Water is a natural cleanser that is also important for liver fat metabolism. The water diet can accelerate the elimination of toxins from the body if the person is on a detox diet. This diet will also make a person feel full even when he or she should be hungrier. Water fills up the stomach and tricks the mind into thinking that no food is necessary to feel full.