Drinking a few cups of water before a meal has been shown to be a safe and easy way to avoid consuming those extra calories responsible for growing our waist lines. The effect is simple: water helps increase satiety, effectively promoting portion control. But exactly how many calories can we save with pre-meal water consumption? And, importantly, how much weight can we keep off if we stuck by this habit?
- Header Image: Bailey Weaver (Flickr)
- Co-author: Shoua Kue
- Infographic: Demah Alsinan & Rafael Ferreira
- Beverage Consumption and Adult Weight Management: A Review – Journal of Eating Behaviors