Home > Daily-tips Updated 21 July 2014 Drink yourself thin Could drinking water be the answer to your weight loss woes? 0 iStock They’ll try cutting out carbs, they’ll try running every single day, they’ll try only eating foods that are green. When it comes to losing weight, people will try anything. But have they tried drinking water?WHAT?!?!?No, sipping on a glass of water is not going to burn the fat by itself. It will, however, make whatever you are doing much more effective. A study showed that people who drank two cups of water before a meal lost 4 pounds more than those who didn’t.Are you sabotaging your weight loss?Test your health More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Beyonce's dad shines the spotlight on male breast cancer Fitness The road to better exercise might be in your playlist Medical Skin cancer on the neck ‘more likely to spread’, study finds Medical Kids + gadgets = less sleep and more risk for unwanted weight Diet and nutrition Are you eating more calories than you think? Parenting Antidepressants might raise odds for serious pregnancy complication Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.