Wanna lose ten pounds by the holidays? Well, you’ve probably heard this before, but there’s some new science to back it up. Try drinking a glass of water before you eat.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham in England recently had people drink a pint of water 30 minutes before they had breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And in three months, they lost an average of nine-and-a-half POUNDS.
If you’re not a beer-drinker, a pint is 16 ounces. Which is a big glass of water, but that’s kind of the point. It makes you feel full, so you eat less.
Now, this doesn’t mean you can stop exercising and eat whatever you want. The people in the study also sat down with a nutritionist and got tips on how to be healthier in general.
But the water thing definitely made a big difference. The people in the study who didn’t do it lost an average of just 1.7 pounds. And that includes people who only did it before one meal a day instead of all three.