Yesterday I came across this article from Runner’s World and just had to share.
So for all of you who are planning… 😉
A few months back, I wrote a post about why you need to drink more water. One of the most common arguments I hear from people is that they just can’t fit in all the water, because after all, it is a lot. You are supposed to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces, in water, every day for optimal benefits.
But, honestly, it’s not that hard… it does take some getting used to, but once you have it down, you will actually start to crave water. (All of you water haters are probably thinking… yeah right. It’s true!)
1. Have a bottle of water with you. At. All. Times. Always have a full water bottle with you. I find that I will just sip it throughout the day without even thinking about it. Those days when I don’t bring it in with me to all my meetings, I immediately regret it because I am behind on how much I need to drink. I also like to have a full water bottle in the car with me and sip on it at stoplights.
2. Track every ounce. If you are a competitive person like me, tracking your water intake becomes a fun competition against yourself. I usually set mini goals for myself during the day (e.g., drink 16 ounces before I leave for work / be done with one Nalgene before lunch / etc.). It makes it more of a game and less like something I have to do, if that makes sense.
3. Add low-calorie or no calorie flavor enhancers. As much as I enjoy drinking water, there are times where I just get sick of it. I can’t describe it… and that’s where Nuun comes in.
I am currently in love with Nuun Energy and like to use it in the AM for a boost of caffeine or for an afternoon pick-me-up. The Wild Berry and Cherry Limeade are my favorite flavors!
4. Skip the ice. I don’t know about you, but it’s much harder to chug water when it’s ice cold. It seems to burn down the back of my throat. I like to drink my water at the coldest temperature I can get out of the faucet, and that’s only in the middle of the summer when it’s really hot.
Skipping the ice and getting used to drink water on the warmer side (I know, it may sounds gross to you right now) makes it easier to drink from a water bottle throughout the day, too.
5. Drink it with your meals. With so many flavors from your food, you won’t even notice that you don’t have a drink with taste. It’s an easy way to cut down on calories and squeak in more water for the day.
How much water do you drink a day? What are some easy ways you get it into your day?
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