I found this great article on the use of water and losing weight. Basically the researchers at Virgina Tech found that drinking water before a meal caused a greater weight loss then the control group
According to research from Virginia Tech, dieters who started each meal with two eight-ounce glasses of water lost an average of five pounds more than those who didn’t. Researchers say this is the first study that provides real evidence that water’s appetite-suppressing benefits translate into actual weight loss.
Interesting results and supports my observations that patients that drink lots of water on a daily basis tend to be thinner.