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Would You Do a Water Diet? 💩

by Katrina Bromell 19 May 2023
Lady drinking water thinking about water diet.

What is a water diet? A water diet is when the individual consumes only water for a certain period of time, ranging from a few days to a few weeks! Can you imagine? At Kwench we love our food way too much for this!

Anyway, while this diet may seem extreme and potentially dangerous, some people have claimed that it can lead to quick weight loss and a good detox! Of course, like any diet, there are both pros and cons to a water diet.

Let's explore ...

Pros:

  1. Quick weight loss: Since the water diet restricts the intake of calories, the body will start to burn stored fat for energy, leading to quick weight loss.

  2. Detoxification: The water diet can help flush toxins out of the body as it promotes the excretion of waste through urine and sweat.

  3. Improved digestion: Giving the digestive system a break from solid foods may improve digestion and relieve symptoms of gastrointestinal distress.

Cons:

  1. Nutrient deficiencies: The water diet lacks essential nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins that are necessary for the body to function properly. Prolonged water fasting can lead to malnutrition and weakened immune function.

  2. Dehydration: It may seem counterintuitive, but excessive water intake can actually lead to dehydration. Drinking too much water can cause an imbalance of electrolytes, which are essential for proper bodily function.

  3. Metabolic damage: Extreme calorie restriction can lead to a decrease in metabolic rate, making it difficult for the body to burn calories effectively even after the water diet is over.

Final Thoughts?

In conclusion, a water diet certainly isn't for us! It may very well lead to quick weight loss and detoxification, but it can also result in nutrient deficiencies, dehydration, and metabolic damage.

We'd say definitely talk to a healthcare professional before embarking on any extreme diet like this! 

At Kwench, we prioritise balanced nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits for long-term health, wellbeing and happiness. You can browse our range of drinkware here to help you with your health goals 😊

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