Water and Weight Loss
June 30th, 2017
“A study conducted in 2010 reported that obese dieters already following a calorie controlled diet who also consumed two glass of water before each meal lost significantly more weight than non-water drinkers”.
With the colder weather approaching, it is easy for us to go in to ‘hibernation mode’. For me, this means; less exercise, more food and without realising, less water intake. When we are dehydrated, we tend to eat more. Diligent water consumption can curb snacking for the wrong reasons and boost energy.
Tips for drinking more water
As mentioned in my previous blog filtered drinking water: health benefits, below are some ideas on how to consume more water each day:
- Add fruit for some flavor to your water
- Drink sparkling water for a little more kick
- Keep a bottle on your desk or in your bag
- Eat water-rich foods
- Have a cup of tea so you are staying both hydrated and warm
Water is 100% calorie free, which is a big incentive, when trying to keep the winter weight off. Next time you are feeling a little hungry in between meals, try having a drink of water or a cup of herbal tea instead of ‘snacking’.