Drinking water after or before meals has been debated so many times online,some saying there is no difference at all.
According to Nutrition experts,the secret of losing weight is drinking water before meals.
Drinking a glass of water or two before meals reduce the urge to over eating simply because it fills your stomach with calorie free drink.
Research conducted by scientist found that, obese people who were on a calorie controlled diet lost 5lb more weight than those just dieting.
Brenda Davy Nutritionist Virginia Tech University in America says , water is so effective because it fills the stomach with a substance that has zero Calories.
Why is drinking water before meals so important.
According to a practical research that was conducted by NCBI water consumption Increases Weight Loss During a Hypocaloric Diet Intervention in Middle-aged and Older adults.
Whoever wants to lose weight on a hypocaloric diet, drinking 500ml of water 30 minutes before each meal three times a day helps you lose 44% (2.1 kg) more after a 12 weeks period.
This is so because it reduce the amount of meal consumed after water fills part of your stomach.
- Taking water 30-40 minutes before eating lessens the amount of food you eat this in return reduce the amount of food that may be making you add weight.
- Avoid drinking water while you are eating.Reasons,there is a certain temperature required for digestion and drinking water while eating disturbs the juices that help in digesting food being taken.
- Avoid taking water immediately after eating,it is good to wait at least 90minutes reasons are immediate intake of water reduces the effectiveness of the digestion juices.
- Cold water lessens the average temperature of your stomach it is highly recommended for one to drink warm water.