What kind? Again, happy 18th birthday! Are you old enough to drink beer now?
Celebrities who share your birthday:
Jeremy Miller (1976)
Carrie Fisher (1956)
Benjamin Netanyahu (1949)
Judge Judy Sheindlin (1942)
Joyce Randolph (1925)
Dizzy Gillespie (1917)
Alfred Nobel (1833)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772)
The answer is very complex and many faceted. But for public consumption, I'll simply say that it's the best way I know of taking off that extra weight that has snuck up on my waistline over the past few weeks.
Keep drinking water (not necesssarily bottled)--that's just as good for the weight aspect.
Closer to 70%, but water-weight loss is not really considered lost weight. If it were, you could just take a diuretic (or for the loss of some "solids" take an emetic) and quickly lose your exceses. But water is essential and doesn't affect our health negatively. The problem is FAT, and that comes off slowly and only by reducing our intake of calories to lower than the calories our body's processes "burn". When the net loss is of caloric value, then we lose weight.