34 tips for drinking more water


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
34 tips for drinking more water

Drinking more water everyday is easier than you think. Check out our expert tips on how to stay hydrated and replace unhealthy beverages with clean, refreshing water.
Quick and easy tips for drinking more water
1. Spice up plain old water by adding fresh mint leaves. Mmmm, refreshing.

2. Instead of setting down an empty glass, refill it with water and keep sipping.

3. Every time you pass a water cooler stop and take a sip.

4. If you're feeling hungry and you've eaten recently, drink a cold glass of water, and wait a minute or two. You could just be dehydrated.

5. Make your water more interesting by adding a squeeze of lemon or lime.

6. Add ice cubes to your water – this helps to burn calories when your body brings the water temperature up.

7. Dilute your juice (apple, grape, or orange) with water. It's usually too sweet anyway. More hydration with less calories.

8. Make it a morning ritual. Start your day by drinking one or two glasses of water. Start early, feel better, set the trend for the day.

9. Eat water-rich foods like watermelon (92 per cent water by weight) for a refreshing, hydrating break from sipping. Just be sure to include the calories in your daily plan.

10. Have a big glass of water at every transitional point of the day: When you first get up, before you leave the house, when you sit down to work, when you go to lunch…

11. Get a glass you love. My water mug says "Today is the start of a new journey" and I'm inspired to sip from it every time I look at it.

12. After each trip to the restroom, drink some water to replenish your system.

13. Okay, I know it's less fun, but every now and then when you're out for cocktails ask yourself "Do I really want this?" At some social functions choose sparkling soda instead.

14. Drink water or diet drinks instead of high-calorie, sugar-sweetened drinks.

15. Instead of spending a fortune on bottled water, save your money and the environment and invest in a filter for your home faucet. Or get a portable Brita. Make tap water taste like bottled, at a fraction of the price.

16. Have a glass of water with your meal, especially when you're drinking alcohol.

17. Take a bottle of water with you on your walks.

18. Carry a bottle you like. Mine is a traditional plastic Nalgene that I've covered in stickers. I bought an easy-sip mouth piece so it doesn't spill when I'm sipping on the go.

19. Freeze little bits of peeled lemons, limes and oranges and use them in place of ice cubes -- it's refreshing and helps get in a serving of fruit.

20. While at work, fill a big glass with ice and keep filling it up from the office water cooler.
21. At home always keep a glass of water handy while watching TV, doing laundry, making dinner or surfing the net.

22. Replace your coffee or tea with a cup of hot water and a drop of honey.

23. Keep water cold. Some find it tastes better and your body will burn some calories bringing it to body temperature.

24. Room temperature water is better if you're dehydrated. Your body absorbs it more quickly.

25. Drink through a straw and you'll take bigger gulps and drink much more.

26. Build up your water levels. Start with one or two glasses first thing in the morning and add on.

27. Carry a small rellable water bottle at all times and drink while you wait…standing in line, sitting in traffic or even waiting for the elevator.

28. Track it. Once I started keeping track of my water intake it went up. One check mark for every glass consumed.

29. Visualize your healthy, glowing skin.

30. "I have to pee every ten minutes." As you run off to the restroom yet again, remind yourself of the extra exercise you're getting as you do.

31. Add water to your daily skincare regimen. Drink, cleanse, moisturize, then drink again.

32. Remember that the more water you drink, the less hungry you will feel and the less likely you will be to snack.

33. Water by itself doesn't contain any calories or fat and has so many health benefits hidden in its plainness.

34. Don't allow yourself a diet soda or another coffee until you’ve had two to four glasses of water.

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