This week’s challenge is to drink more water! Easy enough, right?
I’m actually pretty good about drinking water, but I know I could do a better job. I have no idea how much I drink per day, but it’s quite a lot (hence, the non-stop peeing). I constantly have a water bottle by my side (even when I leave the house), and I sip on it all day long, including with my meals. I pretty much only drink green juice and iced coffee, so water is my go-to beverage. Even still, I know drinking water is especially important during pregnancy, so my goal is to drink even more this week.
We all know staying hydrated is important to good health””even weight loss””so here are some easy tips (from one of my old Health posts) for drinking more water!
Think water is boring? Add some pizzazz to it by lightly flavoring it. Try sliced cucumber or wedges of orange, lemon, or lime. Frozen berries sweeten your water and keep it cold at the same time. Fresh mint adds a refreshing zing to water. With so many different flavor options, it’ll be easy to drink more water!
Set a goal and keep track.
Not sure if you’re drinking enough water each day? Set a goal for yourself to drink X amount of water and then keep track throughout the day. Keep a tally on a piece of paper or dry erase board at your desk or on your refrigerator, so you’re constantly reminded of your goal. If you want to get high-tech, there are water bottles that keep track for you!
Keep it with you.
Is your biggest problem forgetting to drink water? Try keeping a water bottle with you to encourage constant sips throughout the day. I keep a water bottle on my desk as well as one in my purse, so I can reach for it all day long. Keeping a water bottle with you is a constant reminder to drink up!
Drink a glass with each meal.
If you like drinking milk or juice with your meals, try swapping it for a glass of water instead. Can’t bear to give up your favorite beverages? Swap water for one or two meals per day or only drink half of your usual beverage and substitute the rest of your meal time drink with water.
A few posts that you might find helpful this week:
- Think Before You Drink: 5 Ways to Cut Liquid Calories
- 4 Ways to Cut Calories at the Bar (but Still Be the Life of the Party!)
- Lower-Calorie Coffee Drinks
Questions of the Day
How much water do you drink each day? Do you keep track?
Besides water, what is your beverage(s) of choice?