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Water Makes You Less Thirsty

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A lot of people will tell you to drink more water to make yourself less hungry. For me, that NEVER works. Drinking water is great, but it doesn't make me want to eat less if I'm really, truly hungry. Hunger and thirst are governed by two DIFFERENT parts of the brain, so drinking more water will not trick your brain into thinking you're less hungry. If you're hungry, stop and EAT SOMETHING!! (snack suggestions in "more info")

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- a handful of almonds and dried fruit
- a slice of toast with almond or peanut butter and a little honey
- laughing cow light cheese and crackers

When I'm really hungry between meals I find that PROTEIN is really important. Nuts, nut butters, and low cal cheese or meat are my go-to snacks!
- Submitted by MYINNERDIVA 1/19/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comments
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KAT1787 6/17/2011 2:16:00 PM

    I can't speak for everyone, but after a decade of bad habits, I sometimes can't tell if I'm hungry or thirsty! I may think I'm hungry, when I'm actually thirsty. I think that is why drinking a glass of water before a meal or snack helps some people. They think they're hungry, but they're just confused.

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