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Drink More, Lose More

This might be the easiest weight loss tip in the entire world.

Drink more water.

OK, OK — seems way too basic. 

Seriously, though, researchers at Virginia Tech recently finished a study that compared two groups of overweight men and women for 12 weeks.

Both groups got the same diet recommendations

But one group was told to drink 2 cups of water before breakfast, lunch and dinner.

That was the only difference.

At the end of the study, they found that those in the "diet only" group lost an average of 11 lbs.

Those in the group that drank the 2 cups of water, 3 times per day?  They lost nearly 16 lbs, which was about 30% more.

Starting each meal with just 2 cups of water resulted in a 30% added weight loss.

Mohr Results Bottom Line: Drink more water, lose more weight!  Those who did that ate less calories overall, which explains the weight loss.  It isn’t that water has magical fat burning, belly slimming properties.  Don’t like water?  Add a squeeze of citrus or slices of your favorite fruit to add some unique flavor.

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to Drink More, Lose More

  1. Claude Flament August 26, 2010 at 6:10 am #

    One way of exercising has helped me recently is using interval training. This is where one, instead of doing very moderate exercise steadily for a long period, does higher intensity exercise for a minute at a time, rest a minute, do another minute, etc., for about 25-30 minutes. I was surprised how this created more weight loss for me, even though I was doing a fair amount less total exercise time. I found it didn

  2. Christopher Chesson March 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    I am 46 year old male who has been struggling with my weight for all my life! My brothers use to tease me, even teachers in school, not to mention the school kids. Anyway I am a very positive person & have managed to raise a family. I have a great wife,kids & grand kids who love me no matter how big & fat I am. Problem I don’t! I have been up & down in weight all my life & It always come back & then some! I feel so much better with myself & my body when I am at the weight I feel I should be at. Probelm is getting back there & staying there. Any advise, a plan? At this time I want to be one of those people who do “true testamonials” saying “I was that big & now I lost all this weight & kept it off!” All I want is to get the weight off & keep it off! To be healthy, have my Dr. tell me that I am no longer a dieabetic! Can you help me?
    Christopher Chesson

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