You Can Cut 1,400 Calories From Your Diet Each Week By Doing This One Thing

by Leigh Weingus

Calories got you down?

Trust me, I hate counting them, too. There's nothing more tedious or more depressing. Seriously, why the f*ck are there almost 600 calories in two slices of pepperoni pizza?

I have good news for you, though: Doing one simple thing could save you a ton of calories every week.

Just drink water.

A study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics surveyed over 18,000 Americans from 2005 to 2012.

Participants were asked to track what they ate over two non-consecutive 24-hour periods. Those who drank one to three cups of water per day ate up to 205 fewer calories per day.

Over time, that comes out to a lot of calories saved: 1,435 per week, 6,150 per month and 74,825 calories per year.

One pound of fat is equal to about 3,500 calories, so simply adding a few glasses of water to your daily diet could mean about 20 pounds of weight loss over the course of a year.

Sounds pretty easy if you ask me. But if you're anti-water -- come on, really?! -- you could always try other weight loss tips that don't involve calorie counting, such as eating breakfast, eating a high-protein diet and cleaning up your kitchen.

BRB, going to get some water.

Citations: Doing This Very Simple Thing Could Help You Cut 1400 Calories Weekly (Women's Health), Plain water consumption in relation to energy intake and diet quality among US adults, 2005–2012 (Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics)