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January 13, 2013 12:45 PM
***WARNING--THIS POST TALKS ABOUT BOWEL MOVEMENTS***

I saw a documentary called "Food Matters", it's about eating healthier, and the kinds of toxins that get into our bodes, stuff like that. They mention a sort of water detox at about 46 mins into it. Now, the guy who's talking suggests to start your day with water. He said to drink a liter of water before eating or drinking anything else. The point of this is to expel toxins as quickly as possible through our bowels instead of allowing them to go through our skin through sweat. He also claimed his cousin, who lost 150lbs, did this and actually lost 15lbs in one day, having 12 bowel movements a day. I know, that sounds excessive, lol. Well, I drank 1 liter of water this morning before eating my oatmeal or drinking my morning coffee, and my stomach instantly began to hurt. I felt terrible, nauseous, then my stomach began to cramp really bad. It subsided after a few minutes, so I ate my oatmeal, never did get to my coffee though because after eating my oatmeal I had to go straight to the bathroom. After two bowel movements, spread apart by maybe 30 mins or so, I now feel so much better. I literally felt like I had the stomach flu or something. I wasn't prepared for the "sick" feeling that I got from just drinking water. I usually drink about 80-90 oz of water a day, but I have never drank it first thing in the morning, and it's usually only 1 pint at a time. I know water is good for you, but I never knew it could be used in this capacity to detoxify your body. Anyone else doing this? Any thoughts about this?
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January 13, 2013 12:49 PM
Wow im curious to know the thoughts too. Never heard of this before.
  31672854
January 13, 2013 12:50 PM
Unless you switched your late night snack for rat poison, you have no "toxins" in your body that you need to get rid of....
Drinking a liter of water first thing in the morning will probably give you a tummy ache and might make you sick...
Your body gets rid of whatever "toxins" it accumulates all on its own - you are equipped with everything you need for that...

And having 12 bowel movements in one day might actually land you in hospital with dehidration issues - not sure what he ate to expell 15lbs in a day.....
Edited by astrampe On January 13, 2013 12:51 PM
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January 13, 2013 12:50 PM
When I remember to do it before coffee, yes I do. Like you I had to go to the bathroom shortly after. I started doing it because I heard it jump starts your body and that's what I wanted. I am going to try to remember to do it tomorrow. I try to sleep with the water bottle full of water next to my bed to drink it in the morning, however, in the middle of the night I get thirsty....LOL
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January 13, 2013 12:51 PM
I like to drink water first thing in the morning, but usually only 8-16 oz. I find im a little dehyrated every morning so thats why I do it
  13632245
January 13, 2013 12:52 PM
I've never heard this in particular, but I've heard of having a pint of warm lemon water in the morning for the same purpose. I will often drink a pint of cold water along with my coffee, which is "detox" enough.

I'm not sure about the whole "detox" thing. It seems the term is tossed around without much meaning attached to it. The liver and kidneys are busy detoxifying 24/7; that's their job.
January 13, 2013 12:53 PM
I drink 56 oz of water or green tea a day. I drink about a 1/3 of it in the morning and the rest though out the day. I have heard drinking water cuts you appetite.
  13449261
January 13, 2013 12:53 PM
if it sounds CRAZY it usually is CRAZY
January 13, 2013 12:54 PM
I think I'll try this tomorrow.
January 13, 2013 12:55 PM
Pure unadulterated bull****.
January 13, 2013 12:55 PM
I'm all for drinking water but I don't believe you are "detoxifying" and I am not aware of any advantage there is in turbo-pooping.
January 13, 2013 12:56 PM
Additionally, I would generally caution people against trusting information in documentaries as "fact".
January 13, 2013 12:56 PM
Drink when you're thirsty.
January 13, 2013 12:57 PM
This sounds a bit ridiculous.

The only thing your going to get from pooping 15 times is a sore a$$
January 13, 2013 12:58 PM
My coworker started this over the last couple of weeks after watching the same documentary... she hates it and wants instant results. Like others have said, drink when you're thirsty. If it happens to be in the morning, so be it.

But like I told her, if you're not seeing results you want and feeling sick, that may not be the best plan for ya.

Good luck! drinker
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January 13, 2013 12:59 PM
I get the same results from drinking my 1-3 cups of coffee in the morning, does wonders for moving things along!
January 13, 2013 12:59 PM
1- 8oz cup of hot water with a half of fresh squeezed lemon first thing in the morning is another method of cleansing toxins from the body. I do not know if water first thing in the morning will help you to loose as much weight as you heard, but lemon water in the morning and cleansing vegetables through the day will expedite weight loss.
January 13, 2013 1:00 PM
Food Matters. Yeah, another Netflix one-sided "documentary"/entertainment. A lot of those food documentaries have all kinds of weird stuff in them and extremist views. Like his brother having 12 bowel movements in one day. That's when I'd be hitting the "up" button on my ROKU.

I drink 24 ounces of water first thing in the morning. Whats a liter? 32 ounces or thereabouts? I just do it because I haven't had any for 12-14 hours and I'm thirsty.
  5978
January 13, 2013 1:01 PM
I know nothing about "toxins" but I've heard that drinking a glass of water before you go to bed helps keep your skin clear.
I always wake up thirsty from not drinking anything while sleeping so I drink water. I feel less groggy afterwards. I think the idea behind "toxins" is that drinking enough water helps your kidneys and such work well? But I wouldn't worry about them too much. Staying hydrated is good. If drinking water when you get up helps you feel better, do it. I don't think a full liter is necessary, though.
January 13, 2013 1:02 PM
This made me lol side steel Love your responses I agree
Edited by Grandon16 On January 13, 2013 1:03 PM
January 13, 2013 1:03 PM
Sounds like quackery.

I drink a 12oz glass of water first thing in the morning because I am thirsty. Just think: you have been evaporating water for 8 hours. You wouldn't go 8 straight hours without drinking any water at all during the day, right? So drink some water first thing in the morning. But do it to satisfy your thirst, not for some pseudoscientific reasons.

Also, one liter is too much for most people. Your stomach can hold about 1.5 liters comfortably. If you down that much water in one gulp, you'll make yourself sick.
January 13, 2013 1:07 PM
QUOTE:

***WARNING--THIS POST TALKS ABOUT BOWEL MOVEMENTS***

I saw a documentary called "Food Matters", it's about eating healthier, and the kinds of toxins that get into our bodes, stuff like that. They mention a sort of water detox at about 46 mins into it. Now, the guy who's talking suggests to start your day with water. He said to drink a liter of water before eating or drinking anything else. The point of this is to expel toxins as quickly as possible through our bowels instead of allowing them to go through our skin through sweat. He also claimed his cousin, who lost 150lbs, did this and actually lost 15lbs in one day, having 12 bowel movements a day. I know, that sounds excessive, lol. Well, I drank 1 liter of water this morning before eating my oatmeal or drinking my morning coffee, and my stomach instantly began to hurt. I felt terrible, nauseous, then my stomach began to cramp really bad. It subsided after a few minutes, so I ate my oatmeal, never did get to my coffee though because after eating my oatmeal I had to go straight to the bathroom. After two bowel movements, spread apart by maybe 30 mins or so, I now feel so much better. I literally felt like I had the stomach flu or something. I wasn't prepared for the "sick" feeling that I got from just drinking water. I usually drink about 80-90 oz of water a day, but I have never drank it first thing in the morning, and it's usually only 1 pint at a time. I know water is good for you, but I never knew it could be used in this capacity to detoxify your body. Anyone else doing this? Any thoughts about this?


I don't even know where to begin.

1) No need to emphasize the discussion of bowel movements as it's generally assumed that everyone on this site is 18 and therefore able to handle such topics.

2) Toxins do get into our bodies however are liver is more than capable than dealing with them.

3) If you're stomach is hurting and you feel like vomiting that is a sure fire sign that what you're doing is unhealthy for you.

4) The fact that somebody lost 15 pounds in one day is irrelevant as it's impossible to lose that much fat in one day.

5) His cousin may have lost 150 pounds but attributing that to drinking an incredible amount of water in a short period of time is misinformative.
January 13, 2013 1:09 PM
Drinking water will not hurt you so drink up. The body 'has everything it needs to detoxify itself' is true however it replenishes what it uses in that process with the water you drink and the food you eat. One of the things it needs most to detoxify is water, so drinking a liter in the morning will get it started faster. If you have 12 BMs in a day chances are you had a lot of dehydrated impacted feces in you. After that poop is gone, you wont have quite the same reaction anymore.

Dont listen to the haters. It cant hurt you to try it once and if you get diahrea just make sure you take in a glass of water each time you have a bought to replace the water you lost. Over the course of a day or two things will settle down.
  8570099
January 13, 2013 1:17 PM
The toxins that store in your body, generally store in fat. So, losing weight will help you detoxify your body. I drink a liter of water when I get up usually. Not to detox, but because it is good to stay hydrated, and morning time is the worst time for hydration. I drink a ton of water though.
  29381858
January 13, 2013 1:38 PM
QUOTE:

if it sounds CRAZY it usually is CRAZY


QFT

Just drink a normal amount of water when you are thirsty.
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