Most people know they should drink water daily, but how many of us actually do it? The truth is that drinking water is a constant struggle for me, I know I should do it but I am constantly dehydrated!
Why exactly is water important anyway? Well- it helps control calories, energizes your muscles, helps to control body fluid balance and gives you glowing skin.
Here are 5 tips that have helped me to get more water in:
1. track your water.
you can use bracelet beads, a notepad or an app like myfitnesspal or waterlogged, but just track it!
2. use a filter.
filtered water does taste better, so get a filter you will actually use.
3. have a glass (or two) before each meal or snack.
frequently, thirst is confused for hunger so drink a big glass of water before you eat.
4. sneak in extra water with tea, fruits and veggies.
the tea is pretty self explanatory, but remember that fruits and veggies contain water and a fiber bonus.
5. Flavor it!
sometimes I will just add cucumber or a slice of lemon, but this spa water recipe is one of my favorites.
Ingredients: per 1 serving
2 cups chilled filtered water
1/4 cup cucumber, sliced very thin
1/4 cup watermelon, sliced or cubed
combine ingredients in glass, allow to stand for 5 minutes.
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I’d love to hear your best water trick or struggle too!
Thanks again to Stayfree® and Sverve for sponsoring this discussion, as usual, all opinions are my own.