oh....btw, I did read something interesting a few weeks ago, and it does seem to work.
they took 3 groups of people.
first group drank a glass of water, then ate a set amount of calories at a meal.
another didn't drink, and ate the same amount of calories.
the third ate soup with the same amount of water, same amount of calories.
the third group reported being more satisfied.
something about the water in the food being better than consuming it separately.
I've been eating a can of good soup for lunch, and it's true. It keeps you full longer.