We all know the WHY’s to drinking more water. From detoxing to skin elasticity, I could name 100 reasons why we all should be drinking more water throughout the day! Our bodies benefit the most from being hydrated but HOW do we drink more water when it’s sooooo cold outside?
#1 Infuse it!
Let’s face it! Water is super boring! Sometimes your body just wants something more than plain old water. Add some low calorie and sugar free sweeteners to your water like MIO or Crystal light. Add lemon to your water to get that daily detox you need!
#2 Water drinking Apps!
We all pretty much carry a smart phone with us these days. Why not put it to use with a reminder to drink water? Some of the best apps i have seen are 1. Waterlogged 2. Idrate 3. Eight Glasses a Day 4. Daily Water & 5. Talpt Water
#3 Use A straw!
The more convenient the better! We as humans like simplicity. Make sure there is a straw hanging out so you can grab and swig as needed.
#4 Leave your water bottle sitting with no lid.
I find myself having 2,3, sometimes 4 different bottles sitting around the house or office with no lid. I’ll repeat myself here– the more convenient, the better and more liklihood you’ll be to drink.
#5 Cup by each sink.
I randomly place a cup by a sink I know I’ll be walking by a few times through the day. Weather it’s the kitchen sink or the bathroom, you’ll be sure to see an empty cup sitting by mine. Fill half way up and chug each time you walk past!
#6 Driving a lot? Make it A Game!
Driving can get old. Spice up your drive time with a little game. Every time you see a ___________ (red car, stop sign, road sign, white truck) take a swig of water. Just make sure the convenience of bathrooms is around you on your commute home!
#7 Bubba Kegs!
Bubba kegs are great cups to keep on hand. These monstrous kegs can hold up to 72 ounces of water. Fill it up in the morning and sip on it through it’s retractable straw all day! Get Yours Here!
#8 Disposable/Resuable cups & rubber bands.
How many of you have rubber bands in your desk or heck, even hair ties? Have a refillable bottle? Each time you drink a cup or bottle full of water, add a rubber band to the outside of the cup. Or challenge yourself! Start with 6 or 8 rubber bands on your cup in the morning, Take off 1 rubber band each time you fill the cup up! Try to get off all of the rubber bands before you end your day!
#9 Drink 1 glass after each potty break.
Why not? You’re washing hands anyway, may as well fill up that cup that you left sitting by the sink earlier, chug and go about your day!
#10 1 glass upon waking, 1 glass before bed.
Make this a routine! Before you’re “allowed” your morning coffee or “allowed” to go to bed, make sure to get one bottle in!
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Toni Sweeney is a Triple Certified Ketogenic Diet and Primal Health Coach and weight loss expert who personally lost 80 pounds while making a total lifestyle change. The founder of TS Transformations, her formulas and plans has helped thousands of women lose weight and keep it off forever.