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Posted by: Samantha | 2009-02-06

Sweating...

Hi.

I' d like to know if a person looses more weight if you perspire a lot while exercising

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HI Samantha

Yes, but it's "False" weight loss, because it's only water. And that means that as soon as you drink a little bit, you replace that weight, which of course you have to do because you can't let your body become dehydrated just to lose weight.

So the degree to which you perspire doesn't really determine weight loss, no. It's more a function of the weather, because if its hotter or more humid, then your sweat drips off and you'll create this perception that you're sweating more. But it's really just about how hard you exercise and what the weather is. It shouldn't form the basis for evaluating your training.

Good luck

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