Drink more water to shed calories
For people who want to control their weight or reduce their intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat, water may be just what the doctor may suggest
“People who have increased their consumption of water decreased their total energy intake by 68 to 205 calories daily”
How much water should I drink?
Step1: Divide your body weight in half
Step2: Then divide by 8 to find the # of cups of water you should drink each day
Note: 1 cup = 235ml
A Small but statistically significant 1 percent increase in participants’ daily consumption of plain water was associated with an 8.6 calorie decrease in daily energy intake, as well as slight reductions in participants’ intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and discretionary foods along with their consumption of fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol.
While An found that the decrease were greater among men and among young and middle-aged adults, he suggested they could have been associated with these groups’ higher daily calorie intakes.
Note: Please consult your general physician before implementing.