Drink water. Drink water. Drink more water.
We hear it allll the time. But sometimes it’s easier said than done.
Water is definitely not my favorite beverage, it can get kinda boring. But when you think about how water helps your body in so many ways it’s easier to get your ounces in.
Water helps you lose weight. It keeps you full, so you eat less, and increases your metabolism!
Water keeps your skin glowy. Dehydration = dull, dry skin.
Water can help you stay healthy. It gives your immune system a boost.
Water gives your energy and helps you focus. Your brain is made of mostly water.
Water will help keep you regular, if you know what I mean. Poop often, drink water.
Water is amazing. Make sure you’re getting plenty of it too. You’ll know you’re drinking enough if you make lots of trips to the bathroom.
Here is how to reach your daily water goal.
Get a water bottle.
I prefer to use an insulated cup with a reusable straw because I like my water cold. And these cups will keep it icy.
You’re more likely to drink a lot of water if you’re being constantly reminded by the bottle right in front of your face.
Plus, when you get used to having that bottle with you, it will be a habit to bring it with you wherever you go. So you’ll always be hydrated! Win.
Use an infuser bottle.
So, plain ole water can get kinda boring. What can you do?
Add some fruit! Or some fresh mint leaves.
An infuser bottle is great because the fruit is contained in a little compartment and you won’t get a mouthful of soggy fruit.
There have also been some claims that infused water will help you lose weight and detox your body. There hasn’t been much evidence to back up these claims though.
Your kidneys do a great job of detoxing your body and eating fruit is more nutritious than plopping it in some water.
Don’t get me wrong, infused water is amazing. When you drink infused water you’re getting wayyy more vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants than plain water.
But don’t drink it for the sole purpose of trying to lose weight or detox. Because you’re probably going to be disappointed.
Bring a gallon jug.
Okay, I know that’s a lot of water. It’s 128 oz! And the average person doesn’t drink that much in a day. I try to, but it doesn’t always happen.
But I like to think of it as a “probably won’t run out while I’m at work” water supply.
You can also write you water goals on the jug to keep you motivated.
Use a straw.
When you drink from a straw you drink more at a time than you do from a regular cup.
Plus using a straw is easier and more convenient.
Lemon water is awesome for you.
It’s high in antioxidants and Vitamin C. It can also help with weight loss and digestive health.
I love the way lemon water tastes. It’s definitely not so plain. Obviously fresh lemon slices are best, but bottled lemon just will work if you need to liven up your boring water.
Use an app.
Water tracking apps can help you track your intake and motivate you to reach your daily goal.
The app I use is called My Water and you can track ANY liquid you drink, not just water!
Yes, eat your water.
Watermelon is 92% water.
Strawberries are 91% water.
Cantaloupe is 90% water.
Other fruits and veggies that have a high water content include peaches, oranges, cucumbers, lettuce, celery, grapefruit, and pineapple.
Eat spicy foods.
I love spicy foods. And I always drink a ton of water when I eat them.
So if you like spicy foods, then eat up! Obviously you don’t want to eat something that’s too spicy for you, because water doesn’t actually cool your mouth down.
So eat those jalapeños, and you’ll polish off a bottle of water in no time.
Drink before you eat.
Down a glass of water before your meal.
You’ll likely eat less food and you’ll get your water in.
Yay for the bonus if you’re trying to lose weight!
Try different kinds.
I like to mix up my water variety.
Plain water, sparkling water, flavor infused water.
Having something different makes drinking water less of a chore.
Stay hydrated y’all.
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