From the Health Library of "Will eating once a day help me lose weight faster?"

Is starving yourself the goal? One meal a day is not enough to keep you healthy. Doing this will prompt the body to go into starvation mode and to hold on to body fat. Your metabolism will slow and your lean muscle will be consumed. Honestly, the best way to lose weight is to eat portions that are the size of the palm of your hand, which is the size of your stomach. This is the portion size you should be eating. Also, eat a lot of fruits, as it has fibers that break down fatty acids. Drink six to eight (6–8) glasses of water but not much more then eight (8), as you can actually poison yourself from water. In addition, remember to eat proteins, as it also helps break down fat.
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  1. Dr. Sterling you said to not drink much more than 8 glasses of water a day. I have heard of water intoxication, but how much water is too much water? Also, a person that exercises rigorously would require more than 8 glasses…..right??!!!!

    1. Hi, Stephanie. Water intoxication is a touchy topic, and frankly unlikely to be part of your reality unless you’re rather obsessive about water intake. Remember that when most physicians are discussing ‘water’ intake, they’re discussing replacement of fluids lost from (usually) vomiting, diarrhea or exercise. Recall and appreciate that the fluids you’re losing (sweat) contains salt as well as water. Under certain circumstances, simply replacing water will exacerbate low sodium conditions, which can be very dangerous. This is why rehydration solutions are better than just water. Take home message: drink fluids, not necessarily water. Thanks for your question and for following Straight, No Chaser.