I am terrible for not drinking enough water.
Every week I tell myself I’m going to start to drink the recommended 8 glasses a day.
Every week I fail.
My skin is dehydrated, no matter how much moisturiser I use.
So, if you’re like me, why not try these simple suggestions on how to drink more water.
1. Make a routine
By linking drinking water to a daily habit, we will associate and remember. Some examples of this are every time we get up to go to the bathroom, grab a glass of water, when the program we’re watching goes to a break or finishes, take a sip. The more we do it, the easier it will become.
2. Add some flavour
Don’t like the taste of water? I have to admit I don’t and that is part of the reason I don’t drink more. Why not add some fruit to your bottle to infuse the water with their juices. My favourite is lemon or orange, many people add cucumber or mint too.
3. Jug it
Keep a large jug or carafe full, close to hand. This way, when we run out, its easier to refill. Have a few scattered around the house and then we’ll never have an excuse to not top our glass up.
4. Smart sip
There are many different water bottles available on the market. Some help keep an eye on how much water we’ve had throughout the day. Low tech ones have a handy twisting rim that is turned each time we have a sip. High tech ones record every sip and send that data to an app that can be accessed and see exactly how much we’ve drunk each day.
5. Filter it
Improve the taste of tap water by investing in a water filter. There many on the market, from worktop filter jugs to portable filter water bottles. If you are worried about the environmental impact of the filters on our environment, there are some other alternatives too.
6. Eat more water
Yes, you read that right. One easy way to increase our water intake is to eat food’s that have a high water content. Some top picks include grapefruits (91% water), cucumber (96% water), watermelon (92% water) and courgette (95% water).
7. Sip before you eat
Did you know that if we have a glass of water before a meal it will make you feel fuller and reduce your calorie intake as you will eat less? Double win then.
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