Exactly How Much Water You Should Drink to Lose Weight
Dietitians tend to recommend drinking water as one of the building blocks of a lifestyle that can lead to healthy weight maintenance. That said, the effective mechanism isn't just water in, fat out.
"Oftentimes water is pushed to those seeking weight loss because there is a belief that water can 'fill you up' leading to eating less often or less volume come meal time," says Kelly Jones, M.S., R.D.
So because you’re filling up on water, the theory goes, you’ll be less likely to snack and can better control your hunger. Plus, when you are hydrated and eating foods that have high water content, you are more likely to have better hydration overall throughout the day to help manage weight.