A Recent clinical trial has confirmed, what seems common sense to most of us.
This twelve week study found that people that drank two-eight ounce glasses of water before meals three times a day lost, on average, about five pounds more than did dieters who did not drink the water first.
This, and similar previous studies have found that middle-aged and older people who consumed the requisite two glasses of water during the day consumed an average of 75 to 90 fewer calories per meal.
Two possible reasons for this that cross my mind are:
1) it may fill the stomach with 16 ounces of fluid that has zero calories;
2) by drinking zero calorie water, you might be consuming less caloric fluid alternatives;
If you, like me, need to lose some weight this spring, along with anything else you choose to do, do not forget this "oldie but goodie"
Drink two glasses of water before each and every meal.
Chris Smith CSSBB
Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage