Drink up! Here are a few tips to help you achieve your daily water intake. Cheers!
Throughout your day, drink small amounts of water, often. This will help your body maintain balance.
Drink a glass of water as soon as you get up each day. You can expand this practice to each transition. Drink a glass upon waking, a glass upon arrival at work, a glass at lunch, etc.
Incorporate foods with a high water content like sugar-free J-ello, oranges, watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, cucumber, celery and lettuce. Our family likes to keep already prepared snacks like this in the fridge for quick bites, which are especially cooling in the summer.
Add a slice of lemon or other citrus to a cup of water, warm or chilled, for the powerful health effects of it's potassium and the added flavor without adding artificial flavors, colors and sugars.
Incorporate sugar-free or low/no calorie beverages into your diet, preferably caffeine free. Try selzter water, water replacement drinks like Propel or Powerade Zero.
Drink non-caffeinated herbal teas like chamomile, mint, berry or citrus.
Dilute your juice. If you can't live without your juice, dilute it by mixing half a glass of water with half a glass of juice. That will cut the calories in half.
Carry your own hydration with you everywhere you go. The marketplace offers a wide variety of safe water bottles designed for every activity.
Try adding an Emergen-C packet to your room temperature water or tea. Don't over heat- vitamin C is heat sensitive.
Every morning, fill a water container with all of your daily water. When you drink all the water in the container, you have met your daily water need.
Drink water with meals and snacks.
Start your meal with soup occasionally.
Keep a cup of water on your desk to sip on as you work at the computer.
When passing a water fountain, stop and take a drink.
Instead of a soda, reach for bottled water.
At social gatherings substitute sparkling water for alcoholic drinks, or alternate them.
Pack bottled water in your carry-on luggage when traveling by plane. Drink 1 cup of fluid for every hour of your flight.
Have one glass of water every hour on the hour at work.
Make it enjoyable. Pick out a glass that you would enjoy drinking out of. Something special that is only for your water.