Hi, Dr. Miller here with a simple strategy if you're dieting to lose weight. Sip a couple of cups of water before each meal. You've probably heard this advice before, but researchers recently put this theory to the test and reviewed studies done on the link between drinking water and weight loss. The verdict, drinking more water is indeed linked to better weight loss.
Researchers aren't sure exactly how water helps dieters lose weight. It maybe that the water helps you to feel full so you eat less. But the weight loss effect only held true for people who are actively dieting to lose weight. Folks who drink more water in general didn't weigh less than others. In any case, replacing some of your beverages with water is a smart step, especially when you're trying to lose weight.
Remember, those liquid calories add up quickly. A 20 ounce soft drink has more than 200 calories, and a fancy ice coffee drink can tip the scales at more than 400 calories. I'm Dr. Miller. For more ways to watch your weight, check out all our smart tips.