It is often recommended to drink plenty of water if you want to lose weight faster. But what does the scientific literature actually say about this?
– If you drink a glass of water during the meal, you take in fewer calories † Someone who does not drink water during a meal eats 8.7 percent more calories.
– Replacing sweetened drinks with water naturally also helps to fewer calories (-200 kcal/day).
– During weight loss, adults experience greater weight loss when they drink a glass of water before a meal. A glass of water would prefill the stomach and induce a quick "I've eaten enough" feeling.
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An extra glass of water daily (before the meal) therefore helps. This may give you a full feeling in the stomach so that you automatically eat less afterwards.
Caution! Too much water is dangerous >