We all have daily habits and can be pretty set in our lifestyle. But if you want to reduce your weight, you have two choices. Either burn more calories (exercise) or take in fewer calories (dieting).
Lose Weight Without Burning More Calories
Wouldn’t it be great if there was something you could consume that would fill you up, but didn’t add any calories to your daily intake. As it turns out, there is and a study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has some great news for us all.
Don’t worry, this magical ingredient isn’t expensive, and it isn’t from a faraway island with limited access. In fact, you can get it at just about every gas station across the country. It’s in every grocery store I’ve ever seen. It’s in your kitchen right now. It’s called water.
Researchers documented 18,311 adults (18 years and older) for 7 years. Each participant recalled their diet and water intake from two days. Researchers then used that data to figure the percentage of plain water each participant was taking in.
Taking into consideration food and water, researchers found that a small 1% increase in water (not drinks with water like tea or juice) led to not only fewer calories (68 to 205 typically) but also to less sugar (5-18 grams), less sodium (78-235 grams), and less cholesterol (7-21 grams).
Now that is powerful stuff. Saving yourself 205 calories per day can quickly add up to lost weight. Not to mention the added benefits of less sodium, cholesterol and sugar.
Drink more water folks. You’ll feel better AND you just might shed some pounds.
Live Healthy American!