Researchers: Water, Veggies Key to Weight Loss

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Researchers have some simple tips on how to lose weight.

According to a study published in the journal Obesity, drinking plenty of water may be the to be the key dropping excess pounds. The 12-week study found that if you drink two cups of water before every meal, you will eat less. You will then only consume about 75 to 90 fewer calories, which could result in losing five extra pounds a week.

"People should drink more water and less sugary, high-calories drinks. It's a simple way to facilitate weight management," lead author Dr. Brenda Davy, a researcher of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, told the London Daily Mail.

One medical expert says to forget the expensive weight-loss pills and potions and try something cheaper.

Mike Lean, an obesity expert, said, 'I routinely advise patients to have a glass of water before each meal if they are planning to cut down with the aim of losing weight. It doesn't have huge effect, but costs nothing.'

Eating more vegetables could also help with weight loss and diabetes. British dieticians have studied the effects of fiber from vegetables. They say vegetables trigger the release certain hormones in the stomach that help with insulin production. This could reduce blood sugar levels and ultimately control weight gain.

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