The past week I have been getting SO many people saying they are dehydrated and aren’t drinking enough water. In the past, I have been one of those people for sure!! I would get busy or distracted (squirrel) and forget to drink. Then at night I would have a headache or over eat or just get grumpy because I didn’t give my body one of the only things it needs to survive and thrive…water!
I am super good (for the most part) at getting a gallon of water in daily. So I wanted to share my “tricks” with you in hopes that they help you drink more water and stay hydrated. With the soaring Summer temps, getting into the habit NOW will assure a clear-pee easy breezy month for you.
1. I drink a quart of water immediately when I wake up.
I have a quart bottle in my bathroom and when I go in for my morning pee, I fill it up and drink it. I like to add lemon essential oil to it to sass it up. I also use this time to take my morning supplements and I take them one at a time instead of all together so that by the time I have taken them all, my water is gone!
2. I keep a bottle of water in my car.
Like a lot of you, I am in my car all the time. With nothing to do other than drive!! So I keep a full water bottle in my car and set a goal of making it empty by the time I get to my destination…where I refill it and set the same goal to the next destination!!
3. Take a 15 second drink at every single drinking fountain you walk past.
My grandpa taught me to never pass up the opportunity to drink out of a drinking fountain. This has stuck with me and wherever I am, when I see a drinking fountain, I take 15 seconds worth of water (or more).
4. Fill your bottle for your workouts.
If your workout is under an hour, you don’t need a sugary or caffeinated drink to get through it. Your body just needs (and wants) water! Make a point to fill up your bottle with water before every workout whether at home, at the gym, or outside, and drink the entire thing during or after. I like doing this while I am swimming as I have to stop at the end to switch equip, start a new set, etc, so I just guzzle some H2O throughout my swim and typically end up drinking 2 quarts just during the swim!
5. I drink a quart of water before bed.
Now I know what you are thinking, and YES! I pee like 3 times every night. It doesn’t bother me, but if you want to avoid that, drink your final quart after dinner or an hour before bed. I also have a few evening supplements, so I do the same thing as in the morning by taking them one at a time. In the evening I add orange essential oils to my water to spice it up.
We do a water challenge every 8 weeks in our facebook support group. You can join us here…
Here are more deets about our water challenge…
http://www.foodfitnessfinancefun.com/food/nutrition-challenge- 1-drink- more-water/
Here is the link to order your essential oils…