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.
Today’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).