Water — the poor man’s Ozempic? Not quite, but the simple act of pouring yourself a glass of nature’s champagne can absolutely assist your weight loss efforts, experts say. Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics — she recently shared an jugful of wet wisdom with Eat This, Not That! — starting with the important reminder that water, while rather miraculous, is just one weapon in the battle of the bulge.
“Drinking water can be beneficial to help with satiety, but it’s not a direct cause of weight loss on its own,” Goodson said.
And help with satiety it does — a study conducted at Wageningen University in the Netherlands showed that participants who downed a milkshake followed by a lot of water filled up faster than those who just drank a little bit of water. Simply put — water before or after meals can help fill you up, which could lead to a habit of smaller meals.
Excerpted from the New York Post