Drinking More Water Could Be As Good For You As Walking Over Two Miles

by Leigh Weingus

Let's face it: Saying "no" to bread and dessert is sad.

That's why we (and the fine folks over at WebMD) would like to propose another solution: drinking water.

I know, I know. It sounds way too simple. But according to research, drinking more water can seriously help you cut calories.

Here's how it works: Water fills you up, so you won't feel the need to eat as much food. Not only that, but sometimes we think we're hungry when we're actually thirsty -- so your massive 4 pm sugar craving can be solved with some good old fashioned H20.

Not convinced? Let's talk numbers. Drinking three more cups of water than you usually do per day could lead to consume 205 less calories, which is equivalent to over 2 miles of walking.

That's pretty impressive, if you ask me.

If running to the bathroom all day isn't really your style, but you still want to reap the benefits of increased water intake, give this trick a try: Have soup before dinner you eat dinner.

Since most soups are pretty low in calories, the water will fill you up and cause you to eat less by the time you eat your actual meal.

Now stop reading and start chugging some H2o!