Mario M: How much alkaline activated water should I drink to lose weight?
The inventor of the pH diet Dr. Robert O. Young is preaching for years, fat is nothing but a self-protection of the body from metabolic acidosis. Fat cells, which are nothing but fatty depots, which are outsourced from the metabolism as excess acid. Sangh Whang said bluntly, fat is acid. And he invented the ambitious attempt where he put pieces of beef fat alternately into acidic and then into strong alkaline activated water. Lo and behold, in the activated alkaline water the fat gradually disappears, it literally “melted” away. While both of this is true, however, it does not prove by any means that alkaline water helps to lose weight. Sang Whangs attempt could also say that the fat that we eat can be absorbed more easily using alkaline water. Anyway, how is the water that we drink supposed to even reach the fat deposits in our bodies unless we get them surgically removed and then soak it in alkaline water. It seems just from drinking the alkaline water a direct impact is impossible. But what speaks for an indirect, systemic action? Alkaline water with its active contribution to the metabolism inadvertently builds up acids because the reduction of fat leads to increased amount of acids. However, this can only take place if the condition for a fat reduction is given as it would be with a diet below the required calorie intake.
There are many examples of how people could reduce their overweight alone by drinking alkaline activated water without fundamentally changing their eating habits. This simply happens because they managed to let go of high energy drinks and, therefore, changed to a low-calorie state – while still eating the same amount of solid food. A quantity formula of maximum 0.3liter (pH 9 to 9.5) per 10kg of body weight has proven good results. If someone is on medications with a diuretic effect, the treating doctor has to prescribe the water intake according to the performance of the heart.
The reason for losing weight by drinking water is most likely that by drinking water (0 kcal/litre) the commonly underestimated calorie intake of sweet drinks is reduced without actually eating less. A good example of the influence of soft drinks on obesity are the Mexicans. Today they have managed to get to the top of the world’s obesity statistic, even though they eat less solid food than ever before. However, per capita they are drinking a staggering amount of 160 litres of high-calorie soda each year. (Source: ZDF Morning Magazine 2. 7. 2013). In his lectures, Dr Walter Irlacher regularly points out it is easier do acidify your body through drinks than it is with food. He states that it is quite easy to drink 2 litres of strong beer at the Munich Oktoberfest in only 2 hours. However, it is impossible to eat 2kg of pork at the same time. (http://www.dr-irlacher.de/publi.htm)
Frequently I get feedback like this: “My notorious cravings for sweets- done! I still can eat sweets but less and most of all I can stop whenever I chose to :). And equally, in stress situations, where previously my stomach acid literally was coming up, suddenly I’ve got it all under control. Still my mind recognises the problems, but not my body. For me, these are new horizons.” This seems to be a psychosomatic reflex: Food makes you tired and initiates a resting phase. Therefore, many people use food as a substitute for happiness because it deflects them from stressful situations at short notice. Especially sugary foods increase the level of the so-called happiness hormone serotonin at the expense of the stress hormones. Therefore, sugar can become a drug and because of its high calories also becomes a fattener. As soon as one only thinks of food, the cephalic (head) phase of the digestive system starts to work. The stomach begins to lower its resting pH of about 4 and the secretion of stomach acids begins. Now, if instead of addictive sweets you only drink water, the filling state of the stomach is increased for a short time. However, there is nothing to digest so that the cephalic phase of the digestion comes to its final state without the intake of any calories. Thus, the stomach goes back to its resting pH. The stomach acid does not occur in stressful situations anymore.
If you drink alkaline activated water shortly before a meal, this will lessen the pressure on the stomach walls and even when genuinely starving it will reduce the cravings for large amounts of food because the satiating feeling is achieved much faster. There is a “stomach-is-full” reflex which triggers a cascade of hormones that suppress the feeling of hunger. A deactivation of digestive enzymes by pH increase does not take place. —> Stomach acid. Fizzy drinks increase bloating through the stomach volume, which suppresses the natural satiety during its continuous use. Alkaline water contains no active flatulent carbon dioxide. It flows through the upper part of the stomach bag directly through the gatekeeper in the duodenum – if the stomach is empty.
Excerpt from the book “Karl Heinz Asenbaum: Electrically activated water – An invention with extraordinary potential.”
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