If you are worried about piling on the pounds this Christmas, remember that water can play a vital role in fighting those unwanted inches. It's very common for people to eat when they actually feel thirsty, and the human body gives signals that can often be misinterpreted, particularly when the office is packed with festive treats, sweets and cakes! Water is hugely important in regulating temperature, mood and appetite. If you constantly fill up on sugary drinks laced with caffeine, your blood sugar levels will spike and crash, leaving you feeling hyper and then very down, energetic and then lethargic. Your skin and weight may well suffer too. Caffeine in low doses is useful on occasion, but if taken constantly throughout the day it can simply overstress your body and lead to a sallow complexion, poor sleep and a feeling of jangling nerves! So, avoid these commercially prepared drinks and opt for calorie-free or low-calorie drinks in your office. Most kitchens will have water coolers where you can fill up a jug of cold, filtered fresh water, which you can drink with a low sugar cordial, a splash of lemon or some mint leaves and ice cubes depending on how fancy you feel! Cooler water has the benefit of filling you up so that you feel less hungry. Fresh water can also energise you, so that you feel more alert. If you drink it very cold, it can help to improve your metabolism! On days when you simply want a hot drink, use the water boilers in the kitchen to avoid low-caffeine and low-sugar drinks; instead opt for green teas, herbal teas and fruit teas. Hot lemon squeezed into water is also extremely good for you and it cleanses your system if drunk first thing, setting you up for the day and helping to boost your immune system. Latest news from Waterlogic, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.