I am a firm believer that water can help you to stay full, hydrated and energetic! Now, there is new research that has surfaced saying that “it isn’t how much water you drink, but rather, how much water you eat,” that affects you waste size.
In a study the weight and waist size of more than 1,000 young women was compared with the amount of water they consumed each day – both from drinks and food.
It found no link between water in drinks, including water itself, tea, coffee, soft drinks and fruit juices, and body shape.
But there was a link between water taken in from food, with women who ate the highest quantities of water-rich foods tending to have slightly smaller waists.
They also had a lower body mass index – meaning they were a better weight for their height, the journal Nutrition reports.
The link held firm even when other factors such as the amount of exercise done and whether the woman was dieting were taken into account.
The researchers, from the University of Tokyo, said it was unclear why water in food but not water in drinks should affect weight.
The result could be due to water-rich foods such as fruit, vegetables and rice also being high in fiber (source).