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Can Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?

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  • If you drink more water, you’re less likely to drink other sugary beverages such as soda, fruit juices and energy drinks. This is likely the most significant factor that produces weight loss
  • Researchers found that adults who were chronically under-hydrated had higher body mass index (BMI) and were more likely to be obese compared to well-hydrated adults
  • Other studies have found that drinking 500 milliliter of water prior to meals resulted in the loss of an additional 4 to 9 pounds of weight over three months compared to not preloading with water

By Dr. Mercola

If you don't drink enough water, you can easily become dehydrated. Many actually mistake their thirst for hunger, and this is one of the basic premises behind the idea that drinking water may alleviate hunger and help you lose weight.


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