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Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 3: Drink Plenty of Water

By Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D., May 6, 2016 - 9:32am

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Get all of our Summer Slim-Down recipes and tips here.

Water definitely does a body good. In one 2010 study, people who drank 2 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. Unsweetened tea, coffee and seltzer are all good zero-calorie options to try. Try adding a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to iced tea and seltzer to make them more flavorful.
Find out how much water you should drink each day.

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

Dinner Tonight: Seared Salmon with Sugar Snap-Fennel Slaw

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Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D.
Lisa Valente 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. Follow along on Instagram and Twitter @LisaDValente

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