All this rage is makin’ me thirsty…

All this rage is makin’ me thirsty…
Earlier this week the Snook mentioned that he and his co-worker Toast were discussing the Atkins plan. Toast is a weightlifter and he really knows a lot about this stuff. According to him, there’s a magic formula for how much water you need to drink every day to stay hydrated and lose weight on a low-carb diet. You ready? Here it is:

Your weight in pounds / 2 = Fluid ounces of H20

I was excited about this approach til I realized it means that I need to drink nearly three liters of water a day. Ouch. I’m making a valiant effort though. I’m already up to 2.4 liters today. The secret seems to be to not have ANY caffeine. I still have to go to the bathroom every hour or so, but it’s not nearly as bad as it’d be if I gave in to the sweet siren call of Diet Coke.


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  1. he is right.. I am into fitnes building and though I do not follow Atkins, I eat lower carbs, about 30-40 grams a day. The water will flush the fat out that you have burned much faster, and also keep you from retaining extra water weight which is nice for us girls! Go you!!

  2. I had coke for the first time in ages at the weekend and man, it tastes horrible.

    My liquid intake these days is just tea and water mainly.

    I reckon most people don’t drink enough liquids. It was on TV show here a few years back. Most people don’t realise that it’s water you have to drink so all this drinking 5 cups of tea and 2 litres of fruit juice/soft drink doesn’t count.

    I was going to make some comments on the results of the urine test in the program….but I shall refrain. 😉

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