I work in a Hospital as a secretary, and I am always cold. I find that if I fill my cup with water that is just cool enough to swallow with out burning my mouth, it is easier to get my water in while at work.
I learned this from older Chinese patients. They often keep a thermos at their bedside, instead of the usual ice watr picture.
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Drinking a cup of warm or hot water seems to help delay the desire to nibble here and there. The warmth relaxes my stomach, and sipping replaces the grazing habit. I have also been trying to get at least half (four cups) of water done by noon.
Hot water is an appetite suppressant and my body just craves it. The other day, my daughter asked why I drank hot water, and I said, "I loved it", so she started drinking warm/hot water at 8 years old. Yesterday she told me that hot water was the BOMB and that she loved it! 334 Try it..you may love it and get the added benefit of suppressing your appetite.
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