Complying with the edict of drinking an optimal amount of 8 glasses a day has been challenging to me of late. I don’t know why. I used to drink water like crazy. I hope this is not a sign that something’s amiss with my kidneys. But I’m really trying to increase my water intake. I am applying one of these tips to drinking more water during the day, which I compiled here from various articles around the internet universe.
- DRINK FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. I try to do this but I prefer cold water over room-temperature water, which is a bit harsh on my throat so not much of a success in this regard.
- HAVE IT BY YOUR WORK DESK. This one I have managed to do. Whenever I’m in front of the computer, I always keep a mug or a glass of water, or coffee. Coffee counts as liquid intake, right?
- BRING ONE WHEREVER YOU GO. This is one of the reasons why I lug a big bag around. For my bottle of water or my refillable tumbler.
- DRINK BEFORE EATING. As children, we were taught not to drink until after eating, right? This is a bit challenging for me, though I read that drinking 2 glasses of water before eating promotes weight loss.
- DILUTE THOSE FRUIT JUICES. If you insist on drinking fruit juice, fill 1/4 of your glass with fruit juice before adding water.
- SODA FOR WATER. Trade a glass of water for a glass of soda. Enough said. If you’re craving for bubbles, I read that seltzers count as water too.
- PIMP UP YOUR WATER. This one I like. Add lemon wedges, mint sprigs, cucumber, even watermelon, to add some flavor (but not too much sugar) to your plain water.