Yesterday we reported that the latest weight-loss trick for improved PCOS health may be as simple as gulping down a couple of glasses of water before you eat.
A new study found that middle-aged and older adults who drank two cups of water before each meal consumed fewer calories and lost more weight than those who skipped drinking water.
Researchers weren’t sure, however, whether water drinkers would compensate by eating more throughout the rest of the day, said senior study author Brenda Davy, an associate professor in the department of human nutrition, foods and exercise at Virginia Tech. But after 12 weeks of dieting, that didn’t happen.
“Drinking more water is a pretty simple strategy that may be helpful to people trying to lose weight,” Davy said.
“We’re not saying, ‘Drink more water and the body fat will melt away’. But for people who are trying to lose weight and trying to follow a low-cal diet, it’s something they can do as part of that.”
Next week we’ll report on the effect of drinking water on maintaining weight loss.