ou’re going to like this secret. It’s water. Yup. Drinking water before each meal has been shown to help promote weight loss , according to a new study. Drinking just two 8-ounce glasses of water before meals helps people melt pounds away. The study is being presented at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society .
Here’s what they said. Increased water consumption is an effective weight loss strategy
“We found in earlier studies that middle aged and older people who drank two cups of water right before eating a meal ate between 75 and 90 fewer calories during the meal.”
Many people substitute sweet-tasting calorie-containing beverages for water.
If you look at research on beverage consumption trends, our average intake as normal human beings of sugar-sweetened beverages has increased dramatically in the past three or four decades, so likely we are drinking other beverages in place of water.”
Drinking Water and Weight Loss
There was a study done and it included 48 adults between age 55 and 75 who were divided into two groups.
One group drank two cups of water before meals and the other didn’t. All participants ate a low-calorie diet throughout the study.
After 12 weeks, water drinkers lost about 15.5 pounds, compared to non-water-drinking dieters, who lost only 11 pounds.
These study participants drank about 1.5 cups of water per day prior to joining in the study. Not only were those who drank water before meals more successful after 12 weeks, but they also kept “the weight off for a full year after the weight loss study.
Even better, most water drinkers, followed for an additional 12 months, not only kept weight off but “even lost another 1 to 2 pounds.”
The message is clear: “People should drink more pH water and less sugary, high-calorie drinks if they want to drop weight and KEEP it OFF.”