LOSING 1 POUND A WEEK BY DRINKING WATER

Want to lose a pound or more a week without really trying? It sounds too good to be true, but new research suggests it may be possible by making small changes in your diet.

The key: replacing some of the high-calorie foods we eat with fruits, vegetables, and other water-filled foods that keep us just full. Young women taking part in a study in the Pennyslvania State University in the U.S. ate a whopping 800 fewer calories a day and never missed them when this eating approach was combined with a 25% reduction in overall portion size.

The study was presented by nutrition researcher Barbara Rolls, PhD, at the annual meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity in Las Vegas last year, Rolls’ book, The Volumetrics Eating Plan explains the approach.