It’s no secret that drinking water is good for you, but why is it so difficult to drink enough water per day? Here are some tips on how to drink more water.
Add Flavour to Your Pitcher
Only drinking water can get boring, especially as it’s pretty much tasteless. Adding fruit or vegetables to your water will allow the flavour to transfer and make your water taste better. Using natural fruits and vegetables is far better than diluting juice. Here are some of the things that you can put in your water to make it taste better;
The options and the combinations are endless.
Drink a Glass After Every Bathroom Break
If you always forget to drink water, one of the best ways to get into the habit of drinking more is to link it with some of your most common daily actives. If you’re getting up to go to the bathroom make it habit to go get a drink of water.
Sip Before Every Meal
Drinking water before each meal will make you feel full, so if your aim is to also lose weight then this is a good way to do so.
Use an App to Track Your Cups
There seems to be an app for everything these days, and an app for tracking your water consumption is so exception. Better yet, you can buy a high tech water bottle, which syncs up with an app to do all the hard work for you.
Dilute Sugary Drinks with Water and Ice
If you drink a lot of juice and find it hard to break the habit, this method could be great for you. Diluting your sugary drinks with water will give you the sweetness you crave, whilst being far better for you. the recommended ratio for doing this is one-part juice, one-part water.
Keep a Gallon Jug Near By
Making water more accessible to you during the day will make it easier for you to reach your goal. Keep a large jug or bottle of water near your desk, by your bed or on the kitchen counter will act as a constant reminder to drink it.
Invest in a Water Filter
Filtered water will generally taste better than water straight from the tap or water fountain. This may encourage you to drink more water if it actually tastes better.
Eat Water-Rich Foods
One clever way to increase your water intake is to eat more food that has a high volume of water. Fruits and vegetables are one of the best ways to do this. Some foods with a high percentage of water include;
- Cucumber (96%)
- Zucchini (95%)
- Watermelon (92%)
- Grapefruit (91%)
So there you have it, some practical ways to try and drink more water every day. Even if you only took a couple of these steps on board (depending on your lifestyle) you will be able to see a huge difference in the amount of water that you’re drinking.