If you are struggling with drinking the 8, 10, or even 15 glasses of water you need a day based on your body weight and other factors, it is time to discuss ways you can get in more water. Instead of having to constantly think about it, there are some tips to motivate, encourage, and remind you that it is time to have another glass of water. By the end of the day, you might have had your minimum just by following these tips alone.
Flavor the Water
An excellent way to encourage you to drink more water on a regular basis is by flavoring the water. This is going to make it much more interesting! A big reason people don’t often reach for the water over other beverages is because it is tasteless. However, there is fruit infusing that allows you to add in different fruit chunks to a pitcher of water, along with some herbs and seasonings, to flavor it up and make it taste closer to juice. Some fruits that are great for infused water include lemons, limes, strawberries, oranges, and watermelon. Cucumber, while a vegetable, is also amazing for flavored water.
Drink Before Each Meal or Snack
You will also start drinking a lot more water during the day if you commit to a full glass of water before every meal or snack. If you eat 6 times a day, there are 6 glasses of water right there. Plus, drinking before your meals helps you feel full so you don’t overeat. It can also help with digestion as you are eating, and definitely keeps you from gaining too much weight by eating too much. Make a habit of having just water with your meals instead of other beverages, aside from milk.
Trade a Glass For a Glass With Alcohol
If you are heading to a party or going to happy hour after work, that is another good opportunity to get some more water down. For every glass of alcohol, whether a mixed drink, beer, or wine, you have, also have a glass of water before or after it. That way, if you had 3 glasses of wine with friends, you also drink 3 glasses of water. This reduces your wine headache and other drinking side effects, keeps you from getting a hangover, and helps to prevent dehydration while social drinking.
Drink a Glass After Each Bathroom Trip
When you use the restroom, it is time to replenish your water intake. This helps to keep you from getting too dehydrated, but is also simply a good reminder that it is time for more water. After every single bathroom trip during the day, head to the kitchen or break room to fill up your water bottle. This is a common practice that makes it easy to remind yourself it is time to drink more.
Water Drinking Challenge: Drink Before Every Meal. For today’s challenge, you are going to try one of these tips and see how it works for you. Aside from the normal times you drink your water, you are also going to have a glass of water before each meal or snack you eat today.
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