Here at the Y, we care about the well-being of others. Just for you, we will be posting, Wellness Wednesdays," Bi-weekly Tips for a better YOU.
For our first post we feature: WATER and it's trimming capabilities.
Did you know that drinking water before a meal can aid in taking in fewer calories at meal time?
It's true. The Scientific American along with a host of other publications have reported this to be a fact.
According to The Scientific American, earlier studies show that adults who drank two cups of water before a meal ate about 75 to 90 fewer calories over the course of the meal. Half of the group drank 16 ounces of water before meals. The other half didn’t.
A few things to remember:
- Water is healthy, but don't forget to consume the proper nutrients per meal.
- Don't go into starvation mode - but take go over-board either. Moderation and Balance is key.
- Exercise. It's a healthy way to rid yourself of excess water. Not only does drinking water combined with exercise help shed pounds, it also makes for an overall healthy YOU.
Here at the Y, we have exercise facilities throughout the DC, MD, and VA areas. You can learn more about them and how to join here.
Be the healthiest version of YOU = body, mind, and spirit!
Join us next time for our next "Wellness Wednesday," here at our Y-blog!