Lets tie up this dieting bit with some liquid knowledge:
There was some stuff I heard a couple of years ago about a water diet and ‘water weight’.
Firstly, yes we are meant to drink a lot of water every day. We’re told 2 litres is the best option, which means we drink 2 kilo’s of the stuff a day. So some people might think it’s smart to lose their ‘water weight’ and drop an easy 2 kilo’s. True it’s not that hard, just don’t drink for a few days and you’ll lose it, but here’s the catch: you’ll die.
Humans can live for over a month without food. We can’t live for more than a couple of days without water. I was previously talking about the three most important types of molecules in the body. I didn’t mention that THE most important is water. It takes up two thirds of the body and if that’s lowered by only a few percent, we die.
Likewise the opposite is true. You get the odd story about someone drinking 5 litres of water in 10 minutes (I have no idea how) and then subsequently ‘drowning’. That’s kind of true, the amount of water in their body rises so much that it kills them.
It’s like putting tea onto a sugar cube. Too little tea and it will be too sweet. Too much tea and you won’t be able to taste the sugar at all.