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Drinking water and weight loss

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We've written about it before, but here it is again, drinking water may encourage weight loss.

For a study done at the University of Illinois, data on what over 18,000 adults ate and drank on two occasions, between three to 10 days apart, was reviewed. According to today's The Atlantic article on this, "The researchers found that an increase in daily plain water consumption by between one and three cups correlated with a reduction in daily total energy intake by between 69 and 206 calories". Sugar, sodium and cholesterol all decreased too.

While this study is being questioned by some and whether or not you can really lose weight by drinking water, you may still wonder what's going on when people drink more water. It's possible they are feeling full from the water, so there are not as hungry. Or, because dehydration is often mistaken for hunger, that feeling can be eliminated by drinking water.

For more information and tips on this topic, check out DrinkTap's Water and Your Health webpage.

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