I want to eat my water.
June 8, 2010 8:12 AM Subscribe
How can you make water more filling?
posted by sprocket87 to food & drink (26 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
(This is a weird one, I know)
So being a new dad, I've recently discovered that it's common for a baby's first "solid" meals to be not solid at all - instead, some sort of rice, cereal, or grain mixed into the breastmilk/formula/water to make it more filling and nutritious.
I was wondering what a good adult equivalent would be. Everyone is always recommending drinking water throughout the day to feel fuller so you don't graze on junk food so much. It seems to me that you could mix something into your water to make it more filling. Obviously corn syrup and sugar can do this, but I'm sure there are some healthier options. Something grain-like perhaps? Some non-yucky vegetable? I dunno.
Any ideas on what would be a good filler? The best option(s) would be something that doesn't make it taste like butt, doesn't add significant calories or sugar, and is easy/cheap to come by.
(Note: not trying to change [just] the flavor of water, nor to make it packed with nutrients/vitamins/electrolytes/antioxidants/magic juju/etc, but just to make it more filling).
Also: I'm not some diet fanatic trying to lose fifty pounds in a month or anything. I'm mostly just curious. I figured MeFites would have some creative ideas :)