Water and Weight loss
A new study has found that obese dieters who drank two cups of water before each meal lost 5 pounds more after three months. A year later, they also kept more of the weight off.
The dieting technique is well known, but this study may be the first hard evidence that increasing your water intake is a useful weight-loss strategy.
According to Discovery News:
“The reason could be physical. According to some research, water consumption might spark the body to produce more heat, boosting metabolism and burning more calories. Or, drinking more water might simply make people less likely to drink a lot of high-calorie sugar-filled beverages.”
You can actually survive without food for months, but without water you’d die after a few days, so needless to say, water is absolutely essential to life.
Every day you lose water from your body through urine and sweat, and this needs to be replenished.. If you don’t drink enough, you can easily become dehydrated, and as you may have experienced dehydration often mimics hunger. If you’re eating plenty of nutritionally balanced foods and you still feel hungry, it could very well be the case that you need a drink of water to fill you up.
This is actually a solid strategy you can use even before you eat a meal, as research shows that drinking two cups of water before each meal will help you lose more weight.