Don’t Drink Your Calories
The calories you drink do not contribute to satiety and are empty calories–the only exception being low-fat milk. A regular 12 oz.-can of soda contains around 150 calories, a 16 oz.-white chocolate mocha with whipped cream, 470 calories, and a 15 oz.-bottle of juice, 230 calories. The calories can add up fast, so stick to water–and calorie-free beverages–to prevent unneeded calories from sneaking into your diet.
Eight cups a day used to be the standard advice, but the Institute of Medicine’s latest recommendations now state that men should aim for 3 liters, or or about 13 cups, of fluids per day, while women should strive for 2.2 liters, or around 9 cups, daily. You may need more in warm weather or if you are a regular exerciser.
If you don’t like the taste of plain water, add lemon or lime wedges, drink herbal tea or try seltzer water.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/167528-how-many-glasses-of-water-should-you-drink-a-day-to-lose-weight/#ixzz1l0E8KPam