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:
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!