Are you drinking water at the wrong time?

If you’re drinking water after you finished eating, you might be.

To help with weight loss, be sure to drink at least 1 glass of water about 30 minutes before you eat.

Why before?

Turns out there are two reasons:

• Brain signals for hunger and thirst have a tendency to get cross wired. If you’re merely thirsty, this will take care of the thirst signal. If you’re still hungry in ½ hour, you’ll know for sure you need to eat.
• Having a bit of water in your stomach will help it fill up faster, so you won’t be eating as much food.

To stay hydrated throughout the day, invest in a good water bottle, or try this collapsible version for air travel.

If you’re interested in the science behind this, feel free to read the study below:

Water consumption reduces energy intake at a breakfast meal in obese older adults


Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones is head copywriter, recipe curator, makeup artist, and occasional stage hand at Full Plate Living by day, and a ridiculously happy mother of a toddler at night. You can keep up with her random musings on Twitter.  

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