We know that we need 8 to 10 cups of fluid, each day. But it all doesn’t have to be water! We also learned that if we drink water before our meals it may help us lose weight.
I’ve made water my BFF and it is my beverage of choice. But I know some people who really hate to drink water. They would never choose water. Here are some tips and tricks I use and some I found on the internet.
Whenever you brush your teeth drink a small glass of water.
Buy yourself a really pretty water bottle. Take it with you.
Experiment with temperature. Maybe you’ll like ice-cold water or room temperature. Pick one!
Buy a fruit infusion water pitcher. Place frozen or fresh fruit in the insert and add water. The water is lightly flavored and colored.
Buy some sparkling water. It has some sodium added but no extra calories. It is a good substitute for soda, or pop as we call it in Canada.
Add lemon or lime slices to your water. Or try cucumber. This adds flavor and nutrients.
Drink herbal teas. Just limit the sugar you add.
Eat more fruits and vegetables that have a high water content. Watermelon, cucumber, celery and tomatoes are all good choices.
Try drinking with a straw. It is easier to sip and you will be surprised how quickly the glass empties.
You can get techy and try an app to track your consumption. cool app
Try diluting a strong flavored juice like grape or cranberry with water.
Filter your water to enhance the flavor. Purchase a filter pitcher like Brita.
Buy bottled water. It’s worth every penny if it helps you drink more.
Make it a habit. Associate drinking water with something you enjoy. When you watch TV, sip from a pretty water bottle. When you first get home have a glass of water. After your morning shower have a glass of water. You get the idea.
Remember our core Bible verse, “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation
This was a previous post that is worth reposting, and I’m on summer vacation and taking a much needed break.
TODAY’S little STEP: If you are a water hater, choose 4 of these tips to try this week. Remember this little change will make a difference!
Every mountain is climbed one little step at a time!
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