10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

Drink More water!

1. Temperature: Find out which water temperature you like the most, and make sure you always have some on hand. If you like water ice cold, find a container where you can keep it iced all day.

2. Flavor: Add lemon juice, lime juice, orange slices, cucumber slices, berries or herbs/herb extracts (like peppermint).

3. Bubbles: If you like soda, try sparkling mineral water or flavored sparkling mineral water: none of the calories and all of the carbonation.

4. Bottles: Having a water bottle you like around all the time will make you want to fill it up over and over – and show it off. BPA free of course.

5. Straws: Because sometime sipping from a straw can help you drink more.

6. Wake up with water: Starting your day with a glass of water is easier because you’re thirsty from that (hopefully) nice long night of sleep you’ve had.

7. Brew something: Sometimes we overlook tea as a source of hydration, but if you avoid caffeine and sugar, tea is a great hydrator!

8. Remember how good it is: Once you start a healthy water habit, you’ll start realizing how good you feel when you do drink water. And if you start losing weight, keep that in mind every time you think about drinking something else!

9. Use it as a diet tool: Before you reach for a snack, drink a glass of water. Before you eat, and in between meals, feelings of hunger can be mistaken for feelings of thirst. Drink more water and save calories when you’re really just thirsty.

10. Keep it clean: Tap water is usually fine, but sometimes water and even ice can get a funky flavor that makes you not want to drink it. So invest in a water filter, water filtration system, water softener, or water delivery. Anything that helps your water taste better is an investment worth making!

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  • Robin@tabletalkblog.net

    For someone who could go all day without drinking water, herbal tea is my drink of choice. At least 4 cups a day…and hope the rest gets made up somewhere else :)

  • Kelli

    I’m one of the weird people that actually doesn’t like ice cold water. I find it hard to drink and it makes my insides unpleasantly cold. I drink a lot more when I’ve got a warm cup of tea or even just hot water with (or without) lemon. Do what works for you!

    • http://www.fooducate.com/ Fooducate

      Whatever works!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ken.mcdunn Ken McDunn

      When the pleasant cold comes over your insides please warn the rest of us and wear a brightly colored shirt.

    • http://everythinghappens-blog.blogspot.com/ Alyssa

      I don’t like cold water either! I have super sensitive teeth. I keep a Britta pitcher on the counter so I can have room-temp water anytime.

    • kate

      I drink sooo much H2O a day…I get the daily requirement before lunch. BUT, it has to be lukewarm!! I love room temp H2O! It doesn’t bother my teeth or my insides. At fairs I’ll ask for the water that hasn’t been floating in ice or I’ll ask the server to skip the ice when I’m out. I find lukewarm H2O also easier on my system during workouts. Not sweating during a more vigorous workout generally means you are H2O light.

  • http://twitter.com/hudfamsix Beth Hudson

    I’ve noticed that it’s easy for me to forget to drink water everyday. But once I remember to drink that first glass of the day, it’s like I can’t get enough!

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  • Maggie T

    Bullet 5: *sometimes

  • http://twitter.com/solete Anne Saulovich

    I always have my Brita pitcher by side. A separate one for work. Especially good if you like room-temp water.

  • A D

    Then dump in some Mio, Dasani Drops, Crystal Light liquid and package of splenda for good measure ;) .

    • ApNS

      Read the article about crystal lite. I think its in tips…it may make u rethink your water flavor choices. Mint leaves or fresh fruit is really good ;)

    • SaraBell

      Can you say carcinogenic food coloring?? Yuck

  • Emmy Joyful

    I like to drink with one of those soft silicone straws. I absolutely love the mouth feel it provides.

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