10 New Weight Loss and Diet Myths and Facts
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A study conducted at Penn State University demonstrated that eating foods with a high water content increases one's sense of fullness. Interestingly, drinking water on its own has not been shown to have the same impact. Evidently, water is emptied out of your stomach more quickly than water incorporated into foods you eat, so it doesn't trigger any of the body cues that tell your brain you are full.
Capitalize on the facts: Have a cup of broth-based (no cream!) soup as an appetizer or before you go out. And, if you are still drinking high-calorie juices or sodas, replace them with water. That glass of water may not make you feel more full, but the calories it saves could help the weight come off. And -- bonus -- because water flushes toxins from your body and carries nutrients to your cells, it helps to reduce skin breakouts and minimize under-eye circles.
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