Thirst is often confused with hunger, so a simple way to lose weight is to stay well hydrated. “Most importantly, dehydration slows down your body’s metabolic rate – drinking plenty of water helps to maintain the fat-burning process,” Anna points out.
An average adult needs about two litres of water a day. If you don’t like plain water, flavour it with freshly cut fruit like oranges, strawberries or lemons. Avoid fruit juices and soda, which add unnecessary calories.