Dr Chinonso Egemba, a medical doctor popularly known as Aproko Doctor on social media platforms has warned against replacing water with slimming tea in order to shed pounds.
He narrated a story of a woman that was rushed to the hospital with a very low blood pressure and how the doctor informed her that the cause of the condition was because she had lost so much fluid in her body.
According to the woman, she has been taking a lot of slimming tea and for her that has replaced water.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also highlights the importance of water for preventing dehydration.
Dehydration can cause problems that include changes in mood, difficulty thinking, and other physical complications. Drinking a glass of hot lemon water before bed is a good way to stay hydrated.
According to medicalnewstoday most health claims for additional hydration lack evidence. For instance, they found limited evidence to support the statement that hydration could improve thinking skills, reducing kidney stone risk, or support weight loss.
Egemba explained that what people go through because they need to keep excess weight off could be alarming, noting that there are claims of people being sold tapeworm eggs as slimming pills.
He also gave tips on how to eat the foods you love while kicking off the weight, adding that losing weight can seem overwhelming yet one have to figure out how to eat healthily and fuel your body properly.
He advised that people should plan exercise regimen that works for them, get plenty of sleep, and ultimately make hundreds of choices each day that will either bring them closer to their goal or throw them completely off track.
Katie Cavuto MS, RD, the dietitian for the Philadelphia Phillies and Flyers, also suggested that keeping washed and prepared veggies like cucumbers, peppers, sugar snap peas, and carrots inside the fridge is also another way to lose weight.
She said since bananas, apples, pears, and oranges are good fruits, they should be kept on the counter where they can be easily accessible to people.