How to Develop Good Water Drinking Habits
Developing good water drinking habits is not something that was familiar to me growing up in the South. Sweet Tea or Lemonade were the beverages offered most often. And since I didn’t grow up drinking plain water, I never enjoyed a glass of plain water.
Now that I am an adult with lots of health issues, all of doctors tell me to drink more water. My nutritionist told me to try to drink half my weight in ounces. WHAT?!!? Let’s see..half my weight in ounces would be … A LOT of water! How was my next question.
I can honestly say that it took me several months, but I usually reach that goal of A LOT of water each day. And I would raise my hand to agree that consuming that much water has made a difference in my body.
Wonder how I do it? Here are several things that I found helpful in developing good water drinking habit:
Use a smaller container
If I fill up my Tervis, I struggle to drink it in a timely manner. However, if I have a small glass that holds eight ounces – I can drink it down completely and set the glass down in less than a minute.
Avoid adding ice to your water
I can drink room temp or warmer beverages so much easier than something poured over ice.
Start and End the Day with a glass of water
I start off the day with a glass (8 ounces) of water as soon as I pry open my eyes and stumble to the bathroom. It has become a habit that I don’t even think about any more. I also have a glass (8 ounces) of warmer water when I do my evening pick up before heading upstairs to bed. Sometimes I heat the water in a mug which seems to make it easier to drink right before bedtime.
Set a timer for a water breaks
Because I need to get up and walk around every hour to keep my legs from swelling, I have a timer on my phone that goes off every 45 minutes. I use this walking around time for my legs to also drink a glass of water.
Rotate water with your favorite beverage
Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE my coffee. I drink it all day long. So when I was trying to increase my water intake, I would finish my coffee and then fill my mug with water. I didn’t allow myself to get more coffee until I finished that mug of water. Yep, there were times that I stood right there at the water filter and drank my mug of water so I could fix another cup of coffee! A girl has to do what she has to do!
Use water to clear your pallet
Finish your meal with a glass of water, especially if it was a heavier carb loaded meal. You will not only clear your pallet, you will appreciate it later when you don’t have a terrible sugar crash. I try to drink several glasses of water when having carbs aka sweet treats. The water also helps me to feel full faster which is a good thing depending on the dinner and dessert menu.
Flavor your water
When I can no longer drink plain water, or when I just want something else; I will add a few fruit slices to my glass. Another combination I love is cucumber and mint. Peel and thinly slice a cucumber and chop up a little fresh mint. Place the cucumber and mint in a pitcher and fill with water. Stir well and let rest for a little while. This is a wonderful way to flavor water. You can use anything you like such as sliced strawberries or kiwi…it’s up to you to create your special flavor blend that helps you reach your water intake goal.
Now that I am consuming more – A LOT more water, I have been considering a water filter system. We have a filter on our refrigerator but I would love to have one that was made specifically to filter all the bad things out of the water coming through my pipes at home.
One such filter is the Propur™ King by the Filter Warehouse. This filter unit is made to filter just about anything. I can’t wait to give it a try.
Until I can write about how much I love my new water filter, I thought I would give one of you the chance to try it out with me. Yep, let’s have a giveaway!
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