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The Water Diet


stick_figures_at_water_cooler_pc_1600_clr_3800Not a Gywneth Paltrow gimmick or a Posh Spice suggestion (she only eats lightly salted spinach apparently), although lauded by the likes of Jessica Alba, Gisele Bündchen and Reese Witherspoon.

However there was no scientific evidence that drinking copious amounts of water is necessarily good for us. Until now.

Researchers at Illinois University have published a paper, based on over 18,000 people, in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics which shows that drinking water does actually help you to eat less and have less sugar and cholesterol.

They found that drinking an extra three coups of water a day meant you consumed up to 200 fewer calories which equated to losing a pound of fat in two weeks, regardless of what you ate or how much you exercised.

Scientists are also getting excited about pre-loading; drinking half a litre of water 30 minutes before each meal. Working with overweight and obese patients…

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