Can Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?June 9, 2015
It’s the impervious question. What’s the secret to losing weight? What magic pill can I take? What diet program works best? What do I have to do to shed these unwanted pounds?
The question is perpetually asked, but never quite fully answered – to the satisfaction of plump people everywhere.
Azure Water Offers the Answer
With delicious bravado and a heavy dose of chutzpah on the side, we at Azure Water present to you the answer, in one word: water. Yep. That’s it.
But wait. Let us explain. While few researchers have fully submersed themselves into the science behind water for weight loss, studies and anecdotal evidence point to some surprising results.
We know you’ve been waiting breathlessly for us to make our point; so, here it is. Jump in.
We’re going to drench you with evidence, studies and research that will hopefully convince you that we’re not all wet.
The Water Weight-Loss Evidence: Water Keeps You Feeling Full
Health.com says yep. It cites a University of Tokyo study involving women who ate high-water-content foods. The women had lower body mass indexes and smaller waistlines.
Registered dietitian Brooke Alpert told Women’s Health: “I don’t think that water directly affects weight loss. However, I think water consumption is directly correlated with weight loss.
“Water does not have some magical property that burns fat, but it definitely can help you with your weight-loss efforts.”
Wikihow.com states: “Drinking water during the day can help keep you feeling full without consuming high-calorie coffees and snacks. You may also eat less when you do have a snack, as you should already have the sensation of being full.”
Allwomenstalk.com: “People who drink more are proven to feel hungry less often, as water makes a good appetite suppressant.”
Water Consumption Revs Up the Calorie Burners
WebMD cites German researchers who concluded: “Water consumption increases the rate at which people burn calories. The impact is modest and the findings are preliminary, but the researchers say their study could have important implications for weight-control programs.”
Bodybuilding.com states: “From a fitness and bodybuilding perspective, the more water inside your muscles, the better they function. More water in your muscles increases strength and size capacity.”
Caloriesecrets.net touts water’s appetite suppressing qualities: “Drinking a glass of water before your meal is good for controlling your appetite while drinking water with your meal will give you the feeling of fullness faster. Although water won’t stay very long in the stomach, if you drink water regularly you will be able to sustain the feeling of fullness for longer periods.”
CNN points to research presented by the American Chemical Society: “Drinking two 8-ounce glasses of water before breakfast, lunch, and dinner while also cutting back on portions may help you lose weight and keep it off for at least a year.”
Here’s One for the Naysayers
While some experts argue that research is scant and doesn’t support the water-weight-loss proposition, trends appear to indicate a strong correlation with drinking more water.
A Prevention.com analysis was revealing: “Researchers looked at data from more than 120,000 men and women who have been filling out dietary surveys regularly since the 1980s and early 1990s. On average, people gained 3.2 pounds every 4 years. But drinking water slowed the scale’s creep: Each additional cup of daily water intake was associated with a .3-pound weight loss during the same time frame.”
Military.com states: “Adding more water to your diet will help you lose weight a few ways. One: Hunger suppressant, you will not be as hungry when drinking water through the day as your stomach will constantly have something flowing through it. Two: When your body realizes it is getting enough water, it will allow you to release retained waters from your cells through digestion.”
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