How To Drink More Water. 12 Tricks To Help You
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One of my tasks in my weight loss journey was to start to drink more water. I used to drink very little water and a lot of Coke. If it wasn’t water it was coffee. While I have known for years that this is not the healthiest option, I was only recently ready for the change.

  • Prevent dehydration
  • Promote healthy organ function
  • Keep your muscles energised
  • To keep your skin looking good.
  • Probably a million other reasons…

So really there is no reason to not drink it unless you’re sticking to the age-old “Fish F*uck in it” excuse.

My entire life  I have been told that a person needs to drink 8 – 8oz glasses or 64 oz a day. While that is a good start, it is not necessarily enough. Doctors are now recommending half your body weight (in pounds to oz) to be more accurate.

Your Weight in LBS/2 = oz recommended in a day.

So if you weigh 200 lbs you need drink 100 oz of water. Not the commonly heard 64 oz.  I, weighing in much higher than I should need to drink about 100 oz, nearly double what I thought.

Easier said than done – shocking I know – Increasing your water intake isn’t necessarily as simple as it would seem. Especially when you’ve been surviving on caffeine filled drinks to get you through the days. So I compiled this list of tips and tricks to make it easier.

Start Slow

Start by gradually increasing the amount of water you drink in a day. Add another 1/2 glass or glass a day until you reach your daily goal. 

Drink the water you like

I don’t care what anyone says there is the difference between waters. Find one you like and drink that one. 

Add some flavour with fruit or herbs

The amount of water infusion recipes you can find is literally endless.

Try different types of water

Mineral, spring, sparkling, there is a water out there for everyone.

Use a water filter

This will save money over bottled water, and in some cases taste buds over tap water. 

Buy a new cup or bottle

Having a fun bottle or cup to use might make it easier.

Use a marked water bottle for easy tracking

Either having time marked on it, or even just OZ can help.

Drink at least 1/2 a glass before every meal

If you can, make it a full glass. Either way, this will also help prevent you from overeating.

Track it with an App

I personally use my Fitbit App but there are others out there. 

Set a reminder

If the App doesn’t remind you then try just setting hourly reminders on your phone or watch. 

Keep your cup handy

Keep it with you always

Use a straw

I drink way more water when using a straw, compared to just a glass. 

 

I can absolutely do this! I now drink an average of 4L of water a day.  It is harder when  I drink other things during the day but I still manage to get it done.

I do seem to spend an absurd amount of time in the bathroom these days though.

What are some of your tips and tricks to drink more water?

How To Drink More Water. 12 Tricks To Help You
How To Drink More Water. 12 Tricks To Help You

13 comments

These are such great tips for drinking more water. I have tracked my water intake using an App in the past and also like to add fruit to my water. Hydration is so important.

These are great tips for drinking more water. I definitely don’t drink enough every day so I’ll start implementing these ideas. I love your tip about setting a reminder and tracking it with an app – holds you accountable!

Technology is great, isn’t it?

Melisa from Crushing Motherhood

I need this! What do you think of the recent articles saying La Croix has some type of unnatural ingredients? I’m hoping it’s not true. I love them! I’ll try your infusion idea instead.

I definitely need to drink more water. Love these tips.

I am constantly buying new water bottles, I would say I am obsessed. Fortunately I have always liked drinking water but lately have been not drinking nearly enough. Thanks for the tips, I will have to implement some new ways.

I definitely need to be better about this. It’s almost like I get too busy and forget. But on the days i do remember to drink enough water, I can see the difference in how I feel!

Drinking more water during the day is something I definitely need to work on! Infusing my water with fruit sounds like a trick I am going to have to try!

Drinking more water is something that I need to work! This was so informing and very helpful especially when trying to figure out how much water you should be drinking a day.

Yes, that was a surprise for me.

Flossie McCowald

LOL! I find myself spending way too much time in the bathroom when I drink the recommended amount as well! But it is so worth it. Half the time when I think I’m hungry for a snack, truth is I am actually THIRSTY!

ME TOO! Although, increasing my electrolytes helped with that.

What awesome tips… I struggle with this on a daily basis!! I’m excited to try some of these!

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