Is drinking water to lose weight supported by research?

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A studyfrom the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Research shows that, in fact, people who drink an average of 6½ cups (52 ounces) of water each day consume 200 fewer calories a day. Let’s analyze this a little more. 200 less calories is about 73,000 fewer calories in a year and it takes 3,500 calories to create 1 pound of fat. This means you’re losing about 20 extra pounds of fat a year. The study also revealed that these people drank less sugary drinks and were less likely to reach for junk food for snacking.

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