The day you’re starting your diet, buy a new fancy water bottle that you love – fill it up – and keep sipping all day long. You’ll find it a lot easier to ignore your food cravings. A study of over 18,000 people found that those who drank 3 extra cups of water daily – on top of what they normally would have – ate 200 fewer calories, took in a lot less sodium, nearly 4 teaspoons less sugar, and over 20 grams less cholesterol. That’s because water diminishes your appetite. It also makes healthy foods taste better. And when you’re doing something healthy – like water – it subconsciously makes you want to do other healthy things. Like, eat more fruits and vegetables. And if you have a new, fancy water bottle you love – you’re more likely to use it.