Thirsty Thursday

Water...I’m talking about water!

Or, at least, this post is about water. How’s quarantine going for everyone else? It’s only day 3 over here, 3:36pm, and I’m pretty impressed that I’ve only had water so far today...and lots of it.

To be clear - I don’t love water, but I am loving the benefits.

In order to reach my goal, I had to find a gimmick...a gallon-sized water bottle with inspirational words on the side to help me keep up with where I should be throughout the day.

If carrying something that attention-grabbing around with you all day doesn’t seem like your cup of...umm...water, here are a few suggestions for upping your daily intake:

1. Drink a glass after every bathroom break.

You'll already be getting up which means it’s the perfect time to fill up your bottle or glass. The more you drink, the more often you'll have to go. It's the perfect cycle for meeting your water goal.

2. Sip before meals -

While you're prepping in the kitchen or at a restaurant while you wait for your food.

3. There's an app for that!

Check out the Daily Water app. Track the number of glasses you've had and set alarms or reminders to drink more.

4. Eat water-rich foods.

It's starting to really warm up outside and I tend to crave these foods anyway:

Cucumber (96% water), zucchini (95% water), watermelon (92% water), and grapefruit (91% water) are all great choices.

5. Adhere to a 1:1 rule when drinking alcohol.

While quarantined, for some of us, this could really add up! For every cocktail you drink, have one glass of water.

6. Every time you drain your glass or bottle, immediately fill it back up.

You're probably much more likely to continue drinking if you're never sitting on empty.

7. Steer clear of the sweets and snack on something salty.

There's nothing like a handful of chips, salted nuts, or beef jerky to get you to pound water.

8. Get some cool reusable straws.

If you use a straw, you drink faster which means you drink more. I have the cutest rose gold angled straws for drinks at home and reusable silicone straws for my extra large water bottle on the go. With a straw in the mix, it's almost difficult not to drain an entire glass or bottle.

Whatever trick(s) you choose, you'll be glad that you did.

If you've got an idea that wasn't mentioned, please leave a comment. We need all the help we can get!

#movecolumbiacounty #movelifestyle #drinkyourwater

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