In addition to the “Want to Lose Weight? Drink Water.”-idea, it’s also important to note this rule:
Thirst is often Mistaken For Hunger.
-Especially if they drink things that have diuretic properties, like coffee and caffeinated drinks, many people are going through the day partially dehydrated.
Since it is a Much Weaker Signal than Hunger, hydration often is supplanted for eating.
So: The next time you feel like you’re hungry, check in with your body and see if you’ve had enough water or non-diuretic hydration during the day, and try a glass of water First.
You could even check-in with yourself & see if you’ve gotten the right amount for the day so-far, which according to Vanderbilt, is about 1 quart for every 1,000 calories/day you burn.
You may end up being thinner in the long run if you develop this habit.
Photo Credits: “Lonely Starfish 2”, by Julia Starr
• More Coverage: Vanderbilt-How Much H20 Do You Need?
PatReeves-The Water Connection
• Source Study: SciDirect-Relationships between human thirst, hunger, drinking, and feeding