This past year, I’ve worked really hard to increase my water intake — here are a few ways that helped me drink more water!
1. ADD FLAVOR TO YOUR PITCHER
Chugging several glasses of water a day can seem like torture when every cup is tasteless. Add a bit of excitement by dunking fresh fruit (grapefruit, strawberries, lemon, watermelon), veggie slices (cucumber, ginger, celery), and herbs (basil, mint, lavender) to your carafe. Put your pitcher in the fridge overnight and make it a goal to finish the whole thing before the end of the day.
2. CHOOSE WATER AS YOUR DRINK EVERYWHERE
When the waiter asks, “Can I get you started with a glass of water”, always say yes. Even if you order a glass of wine or a cocktail later, having that water sitting next to it will entice you to drink it. It will also cut your calorie intake down, so you can eat that dessert!
3. THINK OF THE BENEFITS
Drinking water has more than just a few benefits, some of which are; It helps with weight loss, improves your skin complexion, prevents cramps and keeps your joints hydrated, boosts your immune system, not to mention it helps you save money! Water is FREE, even choosing bottled or sparkling water is cheaper than that fat-full, high-sugar drink!