6 Ways To Drink Yourself Into Drinking Water

Gatorade....... H2O, Gatorade........ H2O! Do you guys remember that scene from the movie The Water Boy. In the movie, Bobby Bouche (Adam Sandler) is a water boy playing for a college football team. Bobby has a passion for water, sharing it, taking care of it and educating people on it. Although the film is centered around Bobby quickly rising to one of the greatest college line backers in the movie, his love and passion for water is profound.

Have you ever stopped to think just how important water is to you? For the average human, water is truly a needed resource. Think about it this way, you can go weeks without food but only 5-7 days without water.  When the water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you become thirsty.  At 5%, muscle strength and endurance declines significantly and you become dehydrated.  When the loss reaches 10%, delirium and blurred vision occur.  A 20 % reduction results in death.  Ok Ok, let's not get too serious here,I think you get the picture now.

Growing up I hated water mainly because I was never really forced to drink it. In fact, to this day, my dad still says to us there isn't a need to drink water since everything is made with water: soda, juice, tea, alcohol; all has a water base right? (yup he is kinda crazy, learn more about him here).

When I became pregnant with Adaya, my doc explained the importance of staying hydrated, especially as an expectant mother. This was tough for me so I had to figure out so many ways to incorporate water in my every day life, as challenging as it was at first, today I drink about a gallon of water each day (most times between 9am -5pm- because work water seem easier to drink).

Here are my six sneaky ways to tricking myself to drink more water:

  • Add Citrus: This is an old age trick, everything tastes better with lime or lemon, no that does not mean you are going to start making lemonade! Simple recipe- water and a twist of lime.
  • Add Fruits: If you are not a fruit eater, politely skip this point, if you are like me this is great at killing two birds with one stone. My favorite fruits to add to my water are grapes, strawberries and cucumber slices, all very refreshing adding a fun pop at the end of each sip!
  • Timing is Everything: My favorite times to drink water is right as I get out of bed and before a meal. One, drinking water in the morning is the best way to get your body started. Two, drinking water right before a meal, will fill you up and help you to eat less, I really don't see any negatives!
  • You can have it however you want it: Okay, get your mind out the gutter! We are talking water here. I can not drink cold water, ever. So I usually fill two bottles of water up and have them throughout the day to replenish as needed. My water sits on my desk or in my bag until its room temperature then I, take it to the head. 
  • Humans are creatures of Habit: How many times have you hear, practice makes perfect? Well it does. Try anything habitually for a while and it will become who you are. If you make drinking water a daily habit, you would begin to drink gallons of water daily with out even knowing you did. Your hatred for water would totally disappear. 
  • Flavor Enhancers: Everything is better with color right? Dasani has always been a top brand water for me. I am so happy that they have introduced the Dasani Drops. They are the perfect Flavor Enhancers to any water and makes it easier to down a few glasses without hesitation. 

Anni's Bubble

Let's face it, water is boring, tasteless and hard to drink and compared to a fizzy fun drink like a delicious can of coke soda, its hard to compete. BUT, and that's a big but, water is essential to life, and there is no way to shed pounds, clear your skin, grow your hair or live well if you do not make it a part of your life!

So drink up, pour up and share your sneaky ways of drinking more water or getting your kids in the habit of drinking water.  

P.S Do try the Dasani Drops, they are fantabulous, fun and flavorfy! 

Cosmic Hugs, 

Anni

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Comment by Biola Makanjuola on July 28, 2013 at 2:20pm

Hi Anni, I shared your post on my blog and the link is below. Thank you very much! I appreciate

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Comment by Biola Makanjuola on July 23, 2013 at 11:19am

Yaay, thanks for this. I will definitely do that :)

Comment by Miss Worrell on July 23, 2013 at 8:55am

Good Morning Biola, 

Thank you and I would be more than happy to have you share this post on your blog.. be sure to have your readers visit my page and share their thoughts with me. 

Have a great day!

Comment by Biola Makanjuola on July 22, 2013 at 8:57pm

This is a well informed post. Is it okay if I share it on my personal blog? Thanks.

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