For a lot of people, drinking more water is not as easy as it sounds. Two thirds of Americans don’t drink enough water on a daily basis and this is what you need to do to change that.
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Tips for Drinking More Water
To drink more water it is a good idea to flavor it naturally! Flavored powders and other mixers can have unhealthy sugars or additives in them so infuse your water with fruit. You can use everything from kiwi to cucumbers.
You can buy water bottles that are made for infusing your water which makes it easier to take infused water on the go.
I buy essential oils that I can infuse my water with too. I take my Yeti Tumbler full of water and a bottle of my favorite flavored essential oil on the go and can refill the water and add more flavor very easily.
This is the easiest way to take flavored water on the go. The infuser water bottles are awesome and you can take them on the go, but it is difficult to refill them if you don’t have a way to take cold fruit with you.
My favorite essential oils to infuse my water with are grapefruit, lemon, and lime! If you use essential oils in your water you have to use a stainless steel cup. Some oils can melt plastic so water bottles and plastic bottles won’t be good.
Water Bottle with Counter
There are water bottles all over Etsy that come with markings on them for certain times of day. The goal is to drink the water down to the hour of the day that it currently is.
You don’t have to buy one if you don’t want to they just look cute 🙂
Instead just take a permanent marker and write the time on the bottle yourself.
Lay Out Bottles
Since I stay at home all day, one trick that I use is to put four bottles of water on the counter first thing in the morning. I know that is my goal each day so every time I walk past the bottles I grab one and start drinking.
It works really well for me! You can also do this on your desk at work.
Use an App
I don’t use it anymore, but I used to use an app called “Waterlogged” that helps you keep track of how much water you drink each day. I’m pretty sure that the app also has reminders that go off when it is time to drink more water.
Drink Water Before Each Meal
This is a good idea in general because thirst is often mistaken for hunger which means you are eating way more food than you need to each day. If you drink 1 bottle or glass of water before each meal then you have already drank 3 bottles!
Use a Straw
I mentioned that I use my Yeti Tumbler now for drinking more water and one technique that I have to make me drink more is to use a straw. It is a HUGE difference in the amount I drink with a straw compared to without.
I bought this straw so that I can reuse it. If you are using essential oils you need a stainless steel straw or a glass straw because some oils can melt the plastic straws. Same goes with the bottles!
Lemon or Lime Water
Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is extremely healthy, but aside from that it also is really yummy and can help you drink more than you normally would.
When we go grocery shopping I buy a bag of lemons and limes (they are really cheap) and squeeze them into my ice water.
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