Eat Your Water
Experts Agree: Drinking water -- either sparkling or flat and perhaps with a twist of citrus -- is a great non-caloric way to satisfy your thirst. But did you know that you can eat your water too?
Lettuce (1½ cup)
Orange juice (3/4 cup)
Broccoli (1½ cup)
Carrot (1½ cup)
Grapefruit (1½ cup)
Yogurt (1 cup)
Milk (1 cup)
Apple (one medium)
Eating foods with high water content can help dieters by increasing the fullness factor. The weight loss benefits of water stem from several facts:
- Foods that incorporate water tend to look larger.
- The higher volume of these foods provides greater oral stimulation.
- Most important, when water is bound to food, it slows down absorption and lasts longer in the belly.