Thursday, November 18, 2010
Make mine unlfuoridated please...
The #1 Simplest and Free way to Shed the Pounds
A recent NY times article states that scientists at Virginia Tech followed a group of overweight aged 55+ subjects who were on low-calorie diets for many months. Half the people were told to drink two cups of water before every meal. At the end of the study, the "water group" had lost an average of 15.5 pounds, compared with 11 pounds in the other group.
"A 2008 study showed a similar effect, finding a 13 percent reduction in calorie intake in overweight subjects who consumed water before breakfast. But a third study, this one in 2007, had a peculiar finding: drinking water 30 minutes before a meal reduced calorie intake and feelings of hunger in older adults, but had little effect on subjects under 35. It’s not clear why, but the researchers pointed out that because older adults are at increased risk of being overweight and obese, further studies should determine whether this is effective for the aging population. THE BOTTOM LINE- Drinking water before a meal can reduce calorie intake, though the effect seems most prominent in older people."