Such a simple game changer.

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We’re often told it’s the small tweaks that can help us reach our weight loss goals faster, and for the naysayers this new study might sway your opinion.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has discovered a way for you to consume 206 fewer calories a day. It mightn’t sound like a lot but according to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center weight loss predictor, that’s just over half a kilo a month.

All you have to do? Drink three extra glasses of water a day.

Researchers surveyed 18,000 people about what they ate over two days and they found those who drank more water consumed fewer calories. Easy, hey?

Besides from the obvious perk of being a much healthier choice than sugary drinks, researchers say water can make you feel less hungry, causing you to eat less.

In the study, participants drank on average 4.2 cups of water per day with a lower total calorie intake was calculated for those who had more than this.

The study suggests one extra cup could see you cut 69 calories from your day, 137 calories with two extra cups, while three extra cups will help you trim 206 calories.

Conclusion? Drink up.

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November 25, 201612:35pm

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