Ryan, do you believe everything you read on the internet??
You dont comsume more water to help you feel full and to eat less, which is what I got from the article.
Not drinking enough water, the recommended 8 8oz glasses a day, will actually slow down your metabolism. Why you ask, because you body is mostly water, and the water in your body carries everything from nutrients to heat, yes heat, to every tip of every extremity on your body. If you are not drinking enough water, you are not moving the nutrients and such you ingest as well as you should be.
(side note- if your hands and feet are usually cold, you may not be drinking enough water, water carries heat, and its primary concerns are heating the brain and the heart, if you are not drinking enough water, the only things that are going to be heated are your heart and head... therefore your extremities are colder)
Drinking 8 8oz glasses of water from what I understand will also keep you from retaining extra water. If you are not drinking enough water every day, your body is storing water for 'emergencies'...hence, water weight.
Anything regarding medical info, weightloss, medicine, diseases... unless the websites end in .org, .edu, or .gov, i would not really rely on the information.
***Another note, you dont neccessarily have to drink plain old water... as long as the beverage DOES NOT contain caffeine or you can drink it instead (water, milk, juice, etc.) (no tea, soda, etc)