There is an endless array of “wonder drugs” and diet aids that fill magazine, television and internet advertising as well as the shelves of your local pharmacies and nutrition centers, but you may already have ample access to one of the most effective and safest ways to help you fight the battle of the bulge.
A recent study conducted by a Virginia Tech Associate Professor of Nutrition has revealed just how much increasing your consumption of H2O can help you to melt excess pounds away. The study consisted of nearly fifty people between the ages of 55 and 75 who were broken into two groups that both consumed low calorie diets over the course of a twelve week period.
One group in the study consumed 2 eight ounce glasses of water prior to meals and the other did not – the water drinkers lost an average of more than 25% more weight than the non-water drinkers over the course of the twelve week study.
Drinking water prior to meals helps to fill your stomach so you need less food to feel full and since water contains no calories (and has plenty of positive benefits for the body); it is a perfect appetite suppressant. Water is readily available, it’s free and it is completely safe making it one of the very best weight loss tools available to you.
Prior to starting any new diet you should consult your doctor or health aide to ensure that you’ll be getting all of the nutrients you need to maintain good health while you are trying to lose weight. If you’ve got a lot of excess weight to lose as your doctor or home nurse for suggestions on an appropriate exercise program that can help you maximize your weight loss efforts.