Winter months have traditionally been the most critical part of the year, when most people gain some more weight, and that is the result of many holidays, celebrations, low physical activity …
However, there are some small things that you can do for yourself to prevent gaining weight. One of those things is to drink a glass of water before every meal.
In fact, most people who have regular meals but low physical activity have a problem with their weight. So you have advice them that drinking a glass of water before meals reduces appetite and the stomach will have little space for food.
A recent study done in the U.S. confirmed that this fact is true and experts were focused on the answers of the following two questions:
- Does this system works?
- If it works, with whom and how it works?
-Judging from a study published in the journal “Obesity” experts from Virginia came up with interesting results. They followed a group of older respondents (55 years and older) “exposed” to low-calorie diet for three months.
Now, for all this to be more“interesting”, one group drank water before every meal (about 2 cups), and in the other group participants drank water when they were thirsty (never before meals).
After three months, participants who drank water before every meal, on average reduced more than 7 kg/ 15.5lbs, while the other group failed to reduce the average of 5kg/ 11lbs.
The differences of 2kg/4.5lbs seems to be small, but yearly that means 8kg/ 17.5 pounds, and all you need to do is to drink water before every meal!
-Also, a study published in 2008, shows a similar effect as well as the already mentioned study by experts from Virginia and the experts of this study accurately measured and found that people who drank water before each meal entered 13% less calories!
Small tricks, such as a glass of water, 30 minutes before each meal – can yield excellent long-term results.
Therefore, be careful during holidays and celebrations- consume more Healthy Foods, drink more water, continue with your Healthy Eating Habits, and let water be part of your Healthy Drinks list.
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