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Day 7: Drink Enough Water

By Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., December 18, 2013 - 2:00pm

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In one 2010 study, people who drank two cups of water before meals lost more weight than those who didn’t. Plus, drinking water can help edge out calories from calorie-laden beverages like juice, soda and even sweetened tea or coffee.
Find out how much water you should drink each day.



Breana LaiToday’s Editor’s Tip:
Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D., Associate Food Editor
“I had no problem drinking water at home, but sometimes struggled to stay hydrated at work. That’s why I’m obsessed with my SodaStream, a home seltzer maker, which transforms flat water into sparkling goodness. The seltzer bubbles make me feel like I’m having a treat every time I drink water and I find it so much easier to drink throughout the day—I easily go through two 1-liter bottles at work.”

Actionable Tip: Carry a reusable water bottle with you or pack other calorie-free options (seltzer or unsweetened tea or coffee).

TAGS: Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., Diet Blog, Diet, Good choices, Health, Weight loss, Weight-Loss Challenge, Wellness

Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D.
Lisa D’Agrosa is EatingWell’s digital nutrition & news editor. She is a Registered Dietitian and completed her master’s degree in Nutrition Communication at Tufts University. She loves tasting all the recipes from the Test Kitchen and geeking out over nutrition science. @LisaDAgrosa

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