There is a new rumour circling, that you can drink water and lose weight, known as the water diet. Could this be true? Can something as simple as drinking a simple fluid, help you lose those extra pounds? Lets find out.
According to recent studies, something as simple as drinking a glass of water before a meal, can help you lose weight. Does that mean all those years of jogging and eating carefully have been a waste of time? Well, yes and no. This is not an amazing diet, where you will lose 20 pounds per week, simply by drinking a glass of water before your dinner.
The truth is, that you can eat fewer calories per meal, up to 90 calories in some cases. The latest study found that middle-aged and older people, did actually lose weight, by simply drinking 2 cups of water before meals. Over the following 12 weeks, the study found that the people who drank water before meals, lost 5 pounds more, than those who didn’t.
So what can the water diet do for you? If you are currently dieting, I’m sure you can tell that this is easy to implement, and it will cost you almost nothing. This has been proven to work, so why not give it a go.
Their could be other reasons that people didn’t lose weight, lets take a look. Most people will drink during or after a meal, and these are usually high calorie or high sugar drinks. The reasons are then obvious, water has zero calories, could this be the reason? Could it be that the water simply makes you feel full? If the water fills your stomach before eating, then yes, you are less likely to eat more food. Water has no calories, and you will be obviously eating food, which has calories, sugar and fat.
There are many reasons why drinking water before a meal could help you lose weight. Could it help you do the same? Why not give the water diet a try. This study was run over the course of 12 weeks, and those who drank water before meals, lost on average 15 and a half pounds more.