Drinking lots of water has changed how I feel so much! My digestion is so much better, and so is my overall energy. I’ve never loved drinking water, so I’ve had to employ a lot of tricks to help me drink more. Here are 7 easy ways to drink more water if your goal is to drink more for your overall health!
Staying hydrated is so important for our well-being, but let’s be honest – sometimes we forget to sip on that good old H2O throughout the day. When I started the Gina Livy program in 2022, the emphasis on drinking lots of water truly helped me feel so much better. Here are some of the tricks I used!
- Jazz It Up with Infused Water
Adding a little flavor to your water can make it more enjoyable. Get creative with your own DIY infused water. Throw in some slices of citrus fruits, a few berries, or even cucumber and mint. It’s like spa water, but from your own kitchen.
- Get a Reusable Water Bottle You Love
Invest in a reusable water bottle that you adore. Having a cute or stylish bottle by your side can be a great motivator. Plus, it’s eco-friendly, so you’re doing your bit for the planet. I LOVE my 1 liter insulated bottle with a handle!
- Set Reminders
Sometimes we just need a gentle nudge to remind us to drink. Set hourly reminders on your phone or leave little notes around your workspace. Before you know it, you’ll be sipping all day long. I find it helpful to drink most of my daily water goal before noon.
- Sip Before Each Meal
Make it a habit to have a glass of water before every meal. Not only will this help you drink more water, but it can also curb your appetite, which can be a win-win if you’re watching your calorie intake.
- Fruit-Infused Ice Cubes
Take it up a notch by making fruit-infused ice cubes. Simply pop a berry or a slice of lemon into each ice cube tray compartment, fill with water, and freeze. These ice cubes will add a delightful twist to your drink without any extra effort.
- Keep Water Easily Accessible
Place a water pitcher or a jug on your kitchen counter or your workspace. If it’s right there in front of you, you’re more likely to pour a glass without even thinking. When you feel like your hungry for a snack, ask yourself if you’re actually thirsty for water first!
- Track Your Progress
Sometimes it helps to see how much you’ve accomplished. Use a water tracker app or a journal to keep tabs on your daily water intake. It’s a great way to stay accountable and motivated. I track my water right in the Gina Livy app, or with my FitBit app.
Remember, drinking more water is not just about being healthy; it’s also about self-care. So, let’s raise a glass to these simple and budget-friendly ways to keep ourselves hydrated and feeling our best!
I hope you found these water-drinking tips helpful and inspiring. Cheers to a happier and healthier you! 🥤💧✨