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12 Ways to Get the Metabolism of a 25-Year-Old

Reader's Digest Logo By Kim Bussing of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: Ensuring you get the proper amount of water every day is probably one of the oldest health tricks in the book, but it’s not just because it keeps our skin hydrated or helps prevent overeating by helping us feel fuller. A small study in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition found that drinking water can actually lead to weight loss, possibly because it can increase metabolism. 'It takes calories to process water, because everything we do takes calories,' says nutritionist Lauren Pincus, 'The more water, the more calories you need to expend.' She suggests aiming for around two liters a day, but the exact amount depending on your activity level and age. Here are some genius tricks to <a href="http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/drink-more-water/1">make sure you drink enough water</a>.

Drink more H2O

Instead of envying 20-somethings for their ability to seemingly keep weight off with zero effort, follow these tips to help speed up your metabolism.

Ensuring you get the proper amount of water every day is probably one of the oldest health tricks in the book, but it’s not just because it keeps our skin hydrated or helps prevent overeating by helping us feel fuller. A small study in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition found that drinking water can actually lead to weight loss, possibly because it can increase metabolism. 'It takes calories to process water, because everything we do takes calories,' says nutritionist Lauren Pincus, 'The more water, the more calories you need to expend.' She suggests aiming for around two liters a day, but the exact amount depending on your activity level and age. Here are some genius tricks to make sure you drink enough water.

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