If you are wondering how to drink more water throughout the day, these tips are perfect for you. Drinking enough water can sometimes be a challenge – especially when there are so many tasty drink options to choose from that are less healthy. It can be all too easy to get into the habit of relying on unhealthy, sugary sodas and juices instead of actual water.
Water is so important for our health as our body is literally made of water and depends on us drinking enough water day in and day out. That is why it is so important to get into the habit of drinking water regularly throughout the day. It may be hard at first, but once the habit is there, it will become much more easy and enjoyable.
If you struggle to drink enough water throughout the day, here are a few tips and tricks to help you out.
One amazingly tricky way to get yourself to drink more water is to make some delicious homemade popsicles. Popsicles are so easy to make at home and can be made with just about anything. For hydrating popsicles, you could use herbal tea or coconut water as the base for your popsicle. You could then add some honey, lemon juice, or chopped fruit. This makes a delicious sweet treat that feels like a dessert, but it is actually a way for you to drink more water throughout the day! There are all kinds of recipes that you can use, or you can make your own special kind of popsicle. Check out these Watercolor Fruity Popsicles, Mixed Berry Pomegranate Popsicles, and Black Plum Popsicle.
Try Sparkling Water
If you are a soda drinker and love that familiar fizz, you should try drinking sparkling water. Not only is it still water, but it will also give you that satisfying fizz that soda does – just without the sugar and all of the other bad stuff. This is a great way of getting used to drinking more water instead of sweet and bubbly drinks. You can even buy flavored sparkling waters that have no sweeteners added or try making some of these fun and fizzy drinks: 2-Ingredient Honeycrisp Apple Spritzer and Lychee and Kombucha Spritz.
Use a Water Bottle
If you are not sure how to drink more water, you should try the water bottle method. This is where you get a reusable water bottle that lists the ounces and drinks a certain amount each day. This is a great way of tracking your water intake and can help you to know how much more you need to drink. Using a water bottle is especially effective when you are out and about and can’t keep track of the cups of water that you are drinking.
Keep Water Cold
If you struggle to get yourself to drink enough water, you may need to try keeping it cold. Lukewarm water is not very appealing to most and certainly doesn’t make it go down any easier. Try keeping a pitcher of water in the fridge or add ice cubes to your water. Drinking ice-cold water will make it much more refreshing and enjoyable to drink. Eventually, you might even find yourself enjoying it and craving water!
Drink Herbal Tea
If you still don’t enjoy drinking water but want to know how to drink more water regularly, you should try drinking unsweetened herbal tea. Unlike regular tea, herbal tea does not contain any caffeine, which makes it very hydrating. Plus, it tastes pretty amazing too! You can choose your favorite herbal teas to drink throughout the day based on taste and health benefits. Check out this Cooling Herbal Tisane.
Set a Water Goal
If you are having a hard time keeping track of whether or not you are drinking enough water. Try setting a water goal each day to hit. This is similar to drinking from a water bottle since you will be keeping track of your ounces. It is a great way to figure out how much more water you need to drink. You can start off by slowly drinking more water each day until it feels natural to drink that much. Eventually, it will be like second nature, and you won’t need to keep track anymore.
Drink Watered Down Juice
If you really struggle to drink water and feel like it is unappealing and tasteless no matter what you do. You can try to drink watered-down fruit juice instead. This isn’t always the healthiest option, but it can be a good place to start if you truly struggle to drink water throughout the day. Make sure to buy pure fruit juices that are not sweetened. You can gradually start to add more and more water to the juice over time, until it is just lightly flavored water. This can help you to get used to drinking water every day.
Drink Infused Water
Another great option for those who don’t like the taste of plain water is infused water. Infused water can be made with all kinds of things from fruit to cucumbers to spices to herbs. The options are endless, and you can use whatever tastes best to you. All you have to do is put your chosen flavorings in a pitch of water and let it infuser overnight in the fridge. Then in the morning, the water will be lightly flavored and be more appealing to drink.
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