Water Before Meal Means Fewer Calories Consumed. I want to know more about this study. So one group was told to drink two cups of water before each meal, and one group wasn’t. Did the second group drink an equivalent amount of water at different times? All the diet and nutrition sources I’ve read say that staying hydrated is crucial to losing weight. Weight Watchers makes a big deal about it too. So is this study merely reaffirming what they already know, or are they actually saying that the specific timing of the water makes an even bigger difference? None of the articles I found were specific on that point. Anybody got another source?

Sidenote: I’ve given up Diet Coke. Again. It wasn’t diet-motivated or anything; I just found when I came back from our vacation that it didn’t taste good anymore. That’s as good a reason as any to quit, I guess.