Drinking calorie-free, refreshing water before meals is often recommended to help fill the stomach before eating. A recent randomized controlled clinical trial strengthens this point, showing the benefits that drinking water can have towards helping you slim down.
2. Mixing water with your meal decreases the energy density of your meal (ie the number of calories per gram of material ingested). As blogged previously, a lower energy density diet is beneficial because you feel more full after ingesting a larger mass of food with fewer calories, than if you ingested a high energy density, smaller meal such as a high fat food or dessert. Eating lots of FreeVeg operates under the same principles, as these are very low energy density foods. In fact, one of the contributors to the low energy density of FreeVeg is the very fact that they have a high water content!
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