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Lose Weight with water

It’s a no brainer that consuming more water is a good way to lose weight. Can it be proven scientifically? the answer is yes! In a meta-study conducted a few years ago, scientists reached the following conclusion:

Studies of individuals dieting for weight loss or maintenance suggest a weight-reducing effect of increased water consumption…

People need to hydrate. If we’re not drinking water, some other liquid needs to enter our body. Non-water hydration choices are often caloric, for example soft drinks, juices, smoothies, alcohol.

True, drinking only water all day long, every single day, may get boring. But it seems that in the US, people drinking too much of everything else.

“But I can’t stand the taste of water”. We hear this so often. You are likely hooked on sugary drinks, but that’s no consolation. won’t help you rectify the situation. There is hope though. You can gradually train your taste buds to appreciate water. Simply add water to your sugary drink. Start with just a few teaspoons, and increase the percentage of water as your progress.

The first cup of water is the hardest. Start with the simplest thing, have a water bottle available within hand’s reach at the office. When you’re thirsty, it will be easier to grab the water than to get up and find a soda. You’ll find yourself taking a sip. Maybe two. Soon enough you’ll be drinking an entire cup.

Source: Muckelbauer et al., Association between water consumption and body weight outcomes: a systematic review, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 2013

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