Our expert says:
While I am glad that you have lost 4 kg, you have read the relevant articles about overdoing water intake and you know that you are potentially exposing yourself to the risk of electrolyte imbalances, which if they become serious, can even lead to fatalities. It is also not really going to help to take supplements of potassium, magnesium and calcium, and add more salt to your diet (to provide sodium), and continue to drink up to 5,5 litres of liquid a day because the supplemental minerals will just be excreted by the kidneys. I would strongly urge you to consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), so that the dietitian can assess your condition and obesity and provide you with an individual diet prescription to help you lose weight. Please don't take the risk of exposing yourself to excessive liquid intake and get some professional assistance with your diet to lose that weight.
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