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Water before meal causes weight loss

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Drinking one or two glasses of water before each meal can help an individual shed the extra pounds off through curbing his/her appetite, a new study says.

According to the study presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), individuals who drink two glasses of water before each meal lose an average of 5 pounds more weight than their peers on the same diet who do not drink water.

Water curbs the appetite as it fills the stomach with a substance that has zero calories and subsequently makes the individual eat less calorie-rich food during the meal.

"Over the course of 12 weeks, dieters who drank water before meals, three times per day, lost about 5 pounds more than dieters who did not increase their water intake," said lead researcher Brenda Davy.

Scientists therefore concluded that increasing water intake can be considered as an effective weight-loss strategy.

While there is no rule determining the exact amount of water one should drink per day, experts recommend women to drink about 9 glasses of fluids and men about 13 glasses every day.

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