It’s no secret that there are many benefits to drinking water. Water helps with weight loss, flushes out toxins and boosts your immune system. It is often advised that you should drink eight, 8oz glasses of water every day. Since that can be a challenge here are some tips to increase your daily water intake.
Drinking water can be sort of boring but why not spruce it up by adding a little flavor. Lemon, watermelon, cucumber, mint, and orange slices are all good choices. Search sites like Pinterest and you will find tons of recipes. To really put a little oomph in the flavor, muddle your herbs ahead of time and let the fruit in the water sit in fridge a few hours before drinking it.
Eat Spicy Foods
Adding a little kick to your food will not only increase your water intake but it also helps to reduce your appetite and improve your metabolism. Spices like crushed red pepper, paprika, chili powder and cayenne are all good options.
Turn your bottle into a timer
Set goals and add lines to mark a designated amount of water on your water bottle so you know how much you should have drank at by different points throughout the day.
Keep it Close
If you find that that the biggest thing keeping you from drinking enough water is your busy schedule, buy a large tumbler to keep at your desk or in your bag so you have no excuse to skip a sip, or grab your favorite bottle and keep it close.
Drink before every meal
Aim to drink a glass of water before you sit down for any meal. Not only will it help you reach your water drinking goals, but it will help you to feel full and eat a little less.