Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Cheer if It's Clear

(Image from Distilled Water Association)
One of the easiest and most often recommended ways to lose weight is to drink more water [bold added]:
the main reason appears to be that it helps fill your stomach, making you less hungry and less likely to overeat. In addition, drinking more water may discourage you from guzzling soda and other calorie-laden beverages.
Drinking water makes a lot of sense, and anecdotal testimonies abound, but there hasn't been much research done on the relationship between drinking water and weight-loss until now. In a study of 9,500 adults scientists found
a link between dehydration and overweight. People who weren’t hydrated enough had higher BMIs [Body Mass Indexes] than those who were.
Useful tip:
So how can you tell if you’re drinking enough water? Instead of sticking to a cup-per-day recommendation, [U of Michigan professor Tammy] Chang says the most reliable way to tell is to check the color of your urine. If it’s light, almost the color of water, then you likely are, but if it’s dark, you need to step up your water intake.
Despite her advice, I'm not giving up my asparagus.

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