Thirsty Thursday: Fun Ways to Drink More Water!

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Water is a subject that hits a nerve with some people. UGH! I hate water! It’s so boring to drink or it’s hard for me to drink plain water. I hate having to go to the bathroom so often. There are hundreds of excuses people make on why they don’t drink enough water. I personally love to drink water. I always drink at least half a gallon daily.

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If none of this convinces you to drink more water, then nothing will. It seems obvious to me your body needs water. Seeing how almost 3/4 of your body is made up body then you really need to replenish your body on a daily basis. So you really hate to drink water but you can do more than just drink plain old boring water.

Add lemon slices, cucumber, ginger or fruit. You can either just slice it up and put it in your glass of water or use a Water Infuser Bottle or Water Infuser Pitcher! It’s super easy to use and will add some tasty flavor to your water.

You can also eat your water. Eat water soluble vegetables such as: cucumber, lettuce, celery, radishes, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, watermelon, spinach, strawberries, broccoli, grapefruit, apricots, cherries, grapes, and zucchini. Even broths and water based soups would help hydrate your body.

Also, you can keep a bottle of water with you during the day to sip on. I fill up my tumbler and drink it throughout the day. One last thought. How much water should you drink? Most health professionals agree on 1/2 your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 120 pounds then 60 ounces, but some also agree everyone should strive to drink at least 64 ounces or half a gallon. If you weigh more than 240 pounds, then I would aim for a gallon of water. Starting with at least 8 glasses of 8oz daily is a great start especially if you are only drinking 1-2 glasses now.

Water really isn’t horrible and it’s quite refreshing. I enjoy drinking my water and I feel much better after drinking that first glass first thing in the morning.