10 Tips for Drinking More Water

ImageMost people have a love-hate relationship with water. They love to hate it! You don’t see anyone buying fancy water glasses or getting excited about 2 for 1 waters on a Friday evening. But like it or not, you need H20 to survive and to maintain healthy bodily functions.

Lots of ailments can be cured with a glass of water. So how do you drink more? Here are 10 easy tips.

1. H20 To Go

Buy a water bottle and bring that sucker everywhere with you. Buy something pretty, flashy or just plain useful. Some water bottles will keep water a subzero temperatures for days. Look around, find something you like and take it places!

2. Infuse It

Maybe you hate water because it’s like drinking liquefied air. It doesn’t taste like much. If that’s the case grab some mason jars and start infusing. You can make lemon water, fruit flavored water, mint water. Endless options means endless opportunities to drink water.

3. Lose the Liquids

When I have guests over I always feel awkward offering them a drink. Usually my options consist of water and almond milk. Make those your options. Don’t buy juices, sodas and other carbonated beverages. I promise you’ll choose those over water every time. There’s nothing wrong with having juice, but most of them are sugary messes passed off as healthy. Read the ingredients, read the nutrition facts and when it doubt, drink water.

4. Drink and Drive

Whoa whoa, calm down. Drink water! When you’re bored at a stop light, grab a sip. When you’re stuck in afternoon traffic, grab a sip. When your throat is dry from belting out that Brittney Spears song, grab a sip. You’ll never be more grateful to get home than when you’ve drank enough water. P.S. I do not endorse drinking alcoholic beverages and driving under any circumstances. 

5. What’s for Dinner?

Drink water when you eat meals. Not only will it encourage you to fulfill drinking those 8 glasses, but it will also keep you from eating as much. One of the best things you can do when trying to lose weight is to drink more water. It doesn’t sound like much, but it will make a big difference.

6. Bottoms Up

Got a junk food craving? Down a glass of water. It will fill you up, keep you away from the bad stuff and get a little more H20 in your system. If you think about potato chips, chocolate, ice cream, and cake all day you might want to have small glasses of water. Everything in moderation, right?

7. On The Rocks

Maybe you have one of those fancy ice makers. If you do, that’s cool, but you might want to try going old school. Get some ice trays and fill them with lemons, berries or mint. Drop them in your water to keep it cool and give it a splash of flavor. After all, you wouldn’t want your water to be all watered down.

8. Set Reminders

Put a reminder in your phone that goes off three times a day that says: DRINK MORE WATER! Your friends and family may think you’re crazy, but your body will thank you for it later. Plus, if you’re anything like me you’ll forget you made the reminder and think something far more exciting is happening on your phone. Made you look.

9. Make it Fancy

Why do we put water in bottles? Drink water out of a special cup. Make sure it’s ice cold. Throw some flavor in there! If you’re feeling really adventurous, toss in a tea bag. Don’t think of water as a chore, think of it as an adventure.

10. Move More

The more you move the more often you get thirsty. When all you have is water, you’ll be surprised how much more you drink. Plus, your body will be stoked that you’re getting exercise and hydrating properly. Try it for 30 days and you’ll be shocked with the results.

Happy Drinking, friends!

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