It seems like everyone on my Facebook feed is trying to drink more water or complaining about having to drink more water. I know that drinking water is important for your overall health, after all more than 60% of our bodies are water. And did you know that by the time you feel thirsty you are already on your way to dehydration? Check out my Tips for Drinking More Water and drink your way to better health!
I’m going to be honest here, I hate drinking water….I am a sweet tea kinda girl and was dreading drinking the recommended amount of water but I have come up with some tips to get my daily water allowance in.
Remember, these are just my tips and what I am doing myself. If you have any questions please consult your doctor.
Tips for Drinking More Water
Drink a glass of water as soon as you get out of bed. This part is easy (kinda) for me. I take thyroid medication and it has to be taken on an empty stomach so I get out of bed and head to the kitchen. Since I need water to take my medication I just make sure to drink a full 8 oz.
Drink your water room temperature. I have sensitive teeth so I hate that feeling of cold water hitting my teeth. I feel it is easier for me to chug down my water when it is room temperature.
Always have a glass already full. I carry my water glass around with me wherever I go in the house. Whether I am at my desk, in my kitchen, sitting at the school table I always have a glass close by. That way I can just sip as I do my work.
Add some lemon or cucumber slices to it. On those days where I just CAN NOT drink another sip of water I cut up some lemons or cucumbers and add them to my water. It adds just enough flavor to keep me happy.
Drink it out of a portable plastic tumbler like this tumbler with straw. If you have a glass that you can easily take with you when you are on the go you are more likely to drink from it. That way I can just take my water with me when I am running errands or heading to practice with the kids. Plus it is reusable so it is better for the enviroment.
Always drink a glass of water before dinner. This helps me feel full and prevents me from being too hungry when I sit down to eat.
Drink a glass of water after dinner. I always try to get a glass of water in before bedtime and I find that if I do it while I am cleaning up after dinner then I don’t have to get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
Stick with it! I find that the first few days of drinking water are tough to get used to but after a few days it is no longer a big deal. In fact, it is amazing to me how quickly I adapt to water and how after I drink water other drinks(like sweet tea) start to taste bad–I guess my tastebuds really do adjust!
Leave a comment and let me know how much water you drink each day and what tips you use to make sure you are getting enough!