Water is a healthy and cheap choice for quenching your thirst at any time – but did you know it can also aid weight loss?
Alongside its no sugar and no calorie content, water holds three important properties which can help you shed the pounds.
The first is that ice cold waterman burn calories.
Research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism showed that your body has to work harder to cope with chilly temperatures.
According to Men’s Health, Warming an eight oz glass of ice-cold water to body temperature burns about seven calories.
That means you drink ten ice cold glasses a day for a week, you’ll burn an extra 500 calories.
Over a year, this adds up to weight loss of more than seven pounds.
Drinking water can also help you eat less at mealtimes.
Having a big glass of water doesn’t just help you cut back on snacks, it’s also a way to feel satisfied for fewer calories at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Research published in Obesity revealed overweight adults who drank 16 oz of water half an hour before a meal for 12 weeks lost three pounds compared to those who told to imagine their stomachs were full before mealtime.
This is because your stomach can only hold so much stuff at once.
Water can also give your metabolism a kickstart.
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