Waistline benefits from drinking water

The researchers believe a couple of factors might be the reason for eating less after getting a little more hydrated here. You’re likely to ignore other caloric beverages you would have normally drank when you drink more water, says study author Ruopeng An, PhD , assistant professor at the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Or, you aren’t tempted to snack anymore since it helps you feel fuller.

Drinking water is poured from a bottle into a glass
Drinking water is poured from a bottle into a glass

“Use tap or bottled water instead of sugar-sweetened beverage could be a effective way to reduce daily calorie consumption” says An.

You only need to up your intake by 24 ounces, equal three cups a day to potentially reap the benefits of consuming 1,400 fewer calories a week.

Here’s how to fit it in where you can get it in.

  1. Start your day right

According to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson Jim White, RDN, ACSM-HFS, you should begin your day with a refreshing, and much needed, chug of water. Fill up a big glass of water and place it on your nightstand before you get in bed.

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  1. Set a pocket reminder

Smartphone apps such as Waterlogged can help you boost your water intake by giving you daily goals and reminding you to drink throughout the day, says White. Additional, you can get a full picture of your health by syncing it with your other tracking apps.

  1. Buy bigger water bottles

Buy a bottle that is 32 ounces and write time goals on it if you’re into DIY, or an hourly timeline and motivational sayings pre-made bottle to keep pace for the day to keep you on track.

Slim young woman drinking water after training
Slim young woman drinking water after training
  1. Make an infusion

White suggests adding some flavor by soaking your favorite fruits in water in order to have a subtle fruit flavor without all the sugar found in juice.

Bottom line

About two thirds of who we are is composed of water as it also influences 100 percent of the processes in our body. Therefore the amount of water consumption daily plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body. Eight to ten glasses of water each day is the experts’ recommendation.