Why does Huffington Post print this nonsense?

The Huffington Post Australia reports that

“it’s been calculated that drinking the recommended amount of plain water can result in about 1.2 kilograms of weight loss over the year due to this effect — assuming everything else, like diet and exercise, stays the same.”

The Post goes on to say “This is not to say drinking more water is a quick fix for weight issues.”

Well, that’s an understatement. At 1.2 kg a year or 2 g per week, no one would seriously suggest that kind of weight loss is a quick fix.

Or even noticeable. This rate of weight loss is that most bathroom scales would not register it so any motivational effect from feeling you’re getting on top of your weight problem, will be lost.

You would probably lose more weight throwing the Huffington Post at the television every night, for a year.

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