Written by Curtis Selby, Fitness Director @ O2 Fitness Chatham
For those of you who have wondered how important it is to drink water, there is new research that has confirmed that drinking water before a meal can be very helpful in weight loss.
Findings of the study, led by Brenda Davy, PhD, RD, associate professor in the department of human nutrition, foods and exercise at Virginia Tech, were presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemistry Society in late August.
Davy performed a study on how water intake can contribute to weight loss. They found that people who drank water prior to their meals consumed less food, meaning they consumed less calories!
For a 3 month period, they studied a group that drank water before meals, and a group that did not. They noticed that the study group that drank water before meals lost a significant amount of weight vs the group that did not drink water prior to their meals.
So, consuming a glass of water prior to your meal will give you the feeling of being full and will prevent you from eating more!