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Does going to the washroom alot through out the day make you lose weight?

Asked by curioscamel (81points) October 27th, 2008

just wondering

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asmonet's avatar

No. It’s water, and it will come back. Maybe the walking back and forth might help though…

laureth's avatar

If it’s suitably far from where you started out, and you walk briskly, you can burn 238 calories per hour. That’s a lot of bathroom breaks, though.

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Snoopy's avatar

Potentially. With lots of laxitives and BMs. Flush that food right on thru you before your body has a chance to absorb anything from it….

You can also lose weight w/ urination…if your weight gain is from water retention. W/ diuretics you can lose the weight.

I also like Laureth’s suggestion. Exercise via potty breaks.

However, in general, without these extreme examples, the answer is no….

poofandmook's avatar

if you drink a ton of water, relieve yourself.. yes. But as soon as you take another drink of water, it’ll be back.

cwilbur's avatar

If the washroom is 2 or 3 miles away, sure.

neodk's avatar

I think you are questioning this because people who have the flu tend to lose a lot of fluids and thus weight during the time they are ill. They gain it all back once they recover. You replenish lost fluids constantly so unless you were making a long trek of it – 3 to 4 miles one way – to the restroom you would not see a significant loss in weight.

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