12 Easy Ways to Drink More Water Every Day
- Add flavor to your pitcher.
Add a bit of flavor by adding fresh fruit (grapefruit, strawberries, lemon), veggie slices (cucumber, ginger, celery), and herbs (basil, mint, lavender) to your pitcher/ water bottle.
- Drink a glass after every bathroom break.
Start a habit by linking water with some of your most common daily activities. Every time you pass the water cooler/ kitchen at work, fill up a cup. Anytime you get up to stretch your legs or take a break, drink a glass.
Drinking a full cup before each meal can curb calorie intake because it causes your body to feel more full.
- Dilute sugary drinks with water and ice.
If drinking juice, lemonade, or iced tea is a daily habit, you can still get the water you need and the sweetness you love by watering down your sips with H20 and a healthy helping of ice (aim for a 1:1 ratio).
- Keep a gallon jug nearby.
It’s easy to remember to fill up on water when the source is nearby. Keep a gallon jug nearby as a constant reminder to drink up.
If you're drinking a lot of water, it may as well taste better and remove some harmful chemicals and toxins.
- Choose sparkling or mineral water over soda.
Pouring this bubbly, zero-calorie drink is a great to use as a mixer instead of something sugary/ syrupy and is a great way to fight that bubbly craving that soda gives you.
Eat your H2O. Add fruits and vegetables with a high water content to your grocery shopping list. Some top picks include cucumber (96% water), zucchini (95% water), watermelon (92% water), and grapefruit (91% water).
- Stick to a one-to-one rule when drinking alcohol.
For every cocktail drink one glass of water. Though this is great for a hangover, you can also use it to make sure you get plenty of H2O in your system to balance out sugar-packed mixers and syrups.
- Use a marked water bottle.
This is great to track how much you need to drink to get to your goal and how many times you need a refill!