Helpful hint: If you are accustomed to drinking coffee with your meal, try drinking hot WATER instead. Not only will your palate be fooled but your digestive system will avoid the caffeine (and 3000 other compounds in coffee).
Better than drinking coffee or hot water: Soup! Soup has nutritional value while also helping you feel full sooner so you reduce your caloric intake.
My favorite WATER SOUNDS:
The Roar of White Water rapids
A Babbling Brook
The gentle Lapping on the Lake shoreline
Rain on the roof of my car!
Here is a link to one of my favorite bloggers, Family Health Avenue, and an article on WHEN TO DRINK YOUR SIX TO EIGHT GLASSES A DAY.