Sunday, October 12, 2014

5 Tips on How to Drink More Water

5 Tips on How to Drink More Water

1.  Add fresh produce
- Most of you know to put lemons and limes in your water to add flavor but have you ever thought outside of those two items? How about oranges, blueberries, strawberries, mint? etc?  You never know until you try it.  These small adjustments can add quit the bit of flavor to your glass of water.  You can also try squeezing some of the fruit into your water to add more flavor.  Another fun tip is to take your fruit and freeze it in ice cub trays in water.  I have done this with mandarin oranges, berries etc.  It is a fabulous way to enjoy your water!  

2.  Drink a glass of water before your indulgences - A lot of us are quick to jump to the coffee pot or tea kettle first thing in the morning.  Try drinking a glass of water first.  What our body really needs first thing is water.  Before indulging in any type of craving drink a glass of water.  You may find that you were just thirsty! I know this sounds totally crazy but it's TRUE!  Also try drinking a glass of water before every meal or snack.  It will help keep you full!  Always remember it's important to hydrate before a workout!

3.  Only drink water with your meals - By drinking water at each meal this will help you get in your daily water intake as well as not consume extra calories at dinner.  

4.  Keep water readily available -  Carry around a refillable water bottle with you.  The more ready available water is to you the more likely you will be to drink it.  I have several bottles that I use in and outside of my house.  One of my favorites is the bubba cup.  It is large and keeps my water ice cold for 6+ hours but it is a large cup and doesn't fit in most car cup holders.  It is my cup I use around the house.

5.  Eat more spicy foods -  The hotter the foods are you will probably end up drinking more water!  So worse case get something a little spicy! :)

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