A Good Pre-Meal Habit........

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Registered: 03-14-2007
A Good Pre-Meal Habit........
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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 11:50pm

More tips I just ran across........


Lose Weight Faster With This Pre-Meal Habit


Kick your slim-down efforts into high gear by starting each meal with about 16 ounces of water.


In a study of dieters, those who started each meal with a tall glass of water dropped more weight over 12 weeks -- and shed it more quickly -- compared with the dieters who skipped the water and just dug in.


A Wet Way to Lose More
In fact, the water drinkers lost about 4 1/2 more pounds than the control group. And they dropped the weight about 44 percent faster. So if you're feeling a little panicked about the teeny tiny bit of time you have left to drop your winter weight before swimsuit season, think about what you drink. In this particular study, the drink-water-lose-more benefit varied by age -- it wasn't a factor for younger adults. But plenty of other research has suggested that drinking more water in general could boost weight loss efforts. 


A Matter of Age
Why the boost for water drinkers? It's possible that being properly hydrated curbed their hunger, helping them eat less at each meal. And their water habits may have caused them to cut back on high-calorie, fructose-laden drinks. A third possible mechanism? The water drinkers were asked to track their daily water intake, which may have led to more careful monitoring of calorie intake, too.

 


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Registered: 09-12-2003
Tue, 04-06-2010 - 3:01pm

HI Donna,


I had read something else too

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:40pm

I think the *write it down* method really does work!

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Registered: 03-14-2007
Wed, 04-14-2010 - 12:27am
I agree about drinking water before and during meals makes you feel fuller! Now that the temperatures are warmer, I'm finding it easier to get enough water down.


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Registered: 03-14-2007
Wed, 04-14-2010 - 12:32am

Yes, I agree that keeping track is important. Whether it's done by writing it down or by time of day like I do, you have to keep track. By "time of day", I mean that I drink my water at meals. I'll drink water in between meals if thirsty, but mainly at meals.


YW! ;)


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