Now that you have your water goal, you are probably wondering how you can possibly drink all that water in one day? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these easy tips to help you hit that water goal, no problem!
1. In sight, in mind.
Get in the habit of taking your water bottle with you wherever you go. Work, school, running errands, keep it by your side. This will serve as a reminder to keep taking sips throughout the day. When you are home, keep a water glass or bottle by your bedside or desk so you will be reminded first thing in the morning to drink water.
Even better, get a water bottle that you will want to carry around and use. This could be an insulated water bottle that will keep your liquids cold, one with a comfortable handle, or a water bottle with a fun design.
2. Flavor it up
We get it, water may not be the most exciting beverage out there, but try adding sliced lemon, limes, berries, cucumber, or sprigs of mint, and your water will never be boring.
Don’t have the time to slice? Make some fruit infused ice cubes the night before to add to your water the next day. Simply cut small portions of your favorite fruit and place them in an ice cube tray with water.
3. Start your day with 8oz.
Drinking water first thing in the morning is a great way to jumpstart your metabolism and rehydrate your body after a night of rest. This will help you feel more energized, and puts you on the right track for success by getting a head start on your H2O goal. To boost your metabolism even more, add a few lemon slices. The acidity in the lemon helps your body flush out toxins more readily by stimulating enzyme function.
4. Mark your water bottle
Make little reminders or marks on the side of your water to help you achieve little goals throughout the day. Hitting your daily amount of water may look daunting at first, but by setting little goals like this will make it much more manageable. Choose your times according to your own schedule. For example, make a mark to drink a certain amount of water by 8AM and by 2PM, you refill your water bottle. This is a great visual reminder for you to keep hydrated. You can do this yourself or buying a marked water bottle.
Did you track your water intake for today? Do it NOW!