5 Ways to Drink More Water!

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One of the simplest things you can do to improve your health AND even lose some weight is to drink more water.

Drinking water is like washing out your insides. Water cleanses your whole system, it fills you up and improves the function of all your tissues.

The rule of thumb is to get 8, 8 oz. glasses or 64 oz. every day. But EVERYBODY is different, if you exercise more, are taking medication, it’s hot, etc. you might need more or less.  The best way to tell what’s right for you is to drink enough so that when you pee it’s almost clear!   (TMI?)

Have you ever tried to get this much???  It’s not easy and it takes some planning.

Here are  5 Sensible and Realistic ways to drink more water every day:

 1.  Set a goal and plan for it.

My goal is to get 64 oz or more a day.  Here is how I get it done!

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I have two cups of warm water in the morning with lemon (addicted to this habit BTW)

my water bottles

Then I fill up two water bottles that hold 2 cups each (it would be easier if they were 3 cups but I like these bottles). 

In the evening I get another 2 cups before dinner and WA LA, 64 oz!

2. Buy or Make up a custom water bottle with deadlines.

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I recently upgraded and bought myself a new water bottle. This one gives you deadlines to drink and is an easy way to keep your goals (literally) in sight.  

You could certainly do this your self but look at what I found on amazon! (click on the picture for the link)


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Take a look at this fancy one! This water bottle reminds you to drink; you can choose what times you would like to be reminded to drink and how often. This smart water bottle with app tracker will set the sipping intervals, calculate the sips, and automatically remind you to hydrate, based on your personal goals. It doesn’t measure how much water did you drink. WOW!


3.  Use an app to track your progress.

Free apps like Waterlogged and Daily Water help track, store, and analyze your water consumption.   You can also track it in your FitBit app or myfitnesspal.com

4. Infuse your water with fruits, vegetables, or herbs so it tastes yummy.

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Sometimes we don’t drink water because we don’t like the taste. Not with this fun gadget! Add a favorite flavor or two for variety — like berries, citrus, or lavender. I notice I drink more when it tastes yummy!


5. Make a water wager.

Wrangle up friends or co-workers to join you!  Set your goal, set up shared calendar reminders, check in on each other, etc.  Feeling extra competitive? Place a friendly bet.

Anyone want to do this with me??

Hope this help you drink more water for your ultimate goal of FEELING GREAT!!!

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