10. Drink water before eating
Water is critical to our survival, of course, and is calorie-free. Tap water even provides a small amount of critical minerals including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. What water does not have is protein, fiber, or carbohydrates, so we cannot live on water alone.
But, if you drink a glass of water before you eat your meals, the fluid will take up space in your stomach and help prevent overeating.
Water is also an important part of healthy digestion, so drinking beforehand minimizes the chance that you’ll suffer intestinal distress afterward. Eat less, lose weight, feel better. It’s a win-win-win.