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Diet and Health: Does Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?
(01.09.2010) Can drinking water actually help you lose weight? Many diet planners and nutritionists have always suspected it and it is actually true, according to a US study.
Drinking water can help you lose weight. Even two glasses of water before each meal can actually accelerate weight loss. This is confirmed by a study by Virginia Tech University. Because by drinking more water before each meal, the study participants were able to reduce the intake of food because the feeling of hunger decreased significantly.
48 subjects took part in the study. The study director was the scientist Dr. Brenda Davis from Virginia Tech University. The participants were divided into two equally large diet groups. One group was required to drink at least two glasses of water before each meal. The other group should do the hydration as they are used to. The result is impressive: after a good 12 weeks, the water drinkers had lost an average of seven kilos. That is two kilos more than the control group.
But what impact does drinking water have on our body? The researchers are of the opinion that drinking water as such causes the feeling of satiety to occur earlier. As a result, the subjects ingested significantly fewer calories in the course of the study than the control group. The solution is therefore very simple, if there is already a lot of water in the stomach, there is less space for food. According to the study results, the participants consumed about 75 to 90 calories less than the comparison group.
Other studies have also come to similar conclusions. A study by the Berlin Charité showed that regular drinking of a good 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day increases basic metabolism by around 100 kilograms. So it can be said that in the course of a diet, regular drinking of water before and during meals can accelerate the loss of weight.
Naturopathy also knows how to accept options effectively. So can with the method "Fletchern". The slow and concentrated chewing of the food in a pleasant and calm atmosphere enables the self-awareness of the feeling of satiety to be better recognized. This means that you can get full much earlier and eat less. (sb)
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