A great piece of advice if you're looking to lose a little weight is to drink more water. That's because a lot of what people perceive to be hunger is actually their bodies telling them that they are thirsty; however, it's very easy for people to misread their body signals and assume that they're actually seeking food instead of water. So, the next time you feel like you need a snack, try heading to the office water coolers or bottled water dispensers, filling a big glass of the pure cold stuff and enjoying a refreshing drink. Wait for a few minutes and see if you still feel genuinely hungry. Chances are you'll find that the hunger pangs have gone! This is just one reason why water is good for your health as you aim to keep the pounds off. Drinking more can keep you feeling full and help to regulate your appetite. However, it's important to choose drinks that aren't high in calories and which can actually sabotage your weight loss efforts. For example, sports drinks are often very high in sugars. This is OK for athletes who are working out at very high intensity and for long periods (although it's worth noting that you can make your own sports drinks with some fruit juice, plain water and a pinch of salt and sugar); however, for most people, sports drinks, sugary cordials and flavoured drinks just add unnecessary calories. Other types of drinks to watch out for are flavoured coffees and hot drinks. If they offer winter flavours, they are usually loaded with syrup, which is packed with sugar and will pile on the calories and sabotage your efforts if you're not careful! You would do better to stick to plain water or herbal and green teas, which are free from calories and provide lots of beneficial nutrients for your body. Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.