To lose weight and keep it off, drink water

September 7th, 2010 by peterson@foresight.org

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This may be the most painless weight-loss method ever: drink water before meals: http://www.economist.com/node/16881791.

A team led by Brenda Davy of Virginia Tech has run the first randomised controlled trial studying the link between water consumption and weight loss. A report on the 12-week trial, published earlier this year, suggested that drinking water before meals does lead to weight loss. At a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston this week, Dr Davy unveiled the results of a year-long follow-up study that confirms and expands that finding.

I’ve heard that models, who watch their weight religiously, drink ice water to use up even more calories warming the water to body temperature.

H/T Glenn Reynolds. Let’s discuss at the conference.  –Christine Peterson, Conference Chairman

2 Responses to “To lose weight and keep it off, drink water”

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