Have you ever wondered why you can’t get in enough water daily?
Do you struggle to get in a few cups of water, much less your specific amount?
We discussed how much water you need per day in a previous blog post so now we are going to discuss how to get that specific amount of water in each day.
Well, the way I do it is I challenge myself to drink 1 gallon everyday. Yes! 1 Gallon daily!
If you start out your day with a gallon jug and your goal is to drink the entire thing then you will most likely drink a big part of it. Maybe not all of it but you should get in the amount you should be drinking per day.
Tips and Tricks
*Get started early! First thing in the morning try to get 2 cups of water in. Have a bottle of water in your bathroom and while you are getting ready try to drink the bottle of water before you eat or do anything else. Ok, you may want to brush your teeth 🙂 first.
*Always have a bottle of water with you. Wether you are at the computer or working out have a bottle of water. The easiest time for me to drink my water is when I am driving. I always grab a bottle of water when I am heading out the door and I try to make sure it is empty before I get back home. Taking the kids to school, picking the kids up, on the way to church, or on the way to the gym or park. All those bottles of water add up.
*Some do better breaking it up into smaller amounts. Place 8 bottles of water in the fridge or cooler if you are out of the house during the day. You can label the bottles and know how much closer you are to having your gallon in each time you get a new bottle. You can also place a gallon of water in the fridge or on the counter and refill your bottle 8 times during the day. As you see the gallon getting empty you will feel great about yourself. You can also mark your bottle each time you empty it.
*If you struggle with the taste of water try adding fruit to your bottle. A little flavor can help a lot!
*You may find that the more water you drink the more you will crave it and the more you can drink at a time.
*Just because you feel hungry doesn’t mean you need food. Often when you are hungry it is your body telling you that you need water.
*If you are thirsty then you are most likely getting dehydrated. You should be drinking water before you get thirsty.
*Make it a game. Set a goal and reward yourself when you reach the goal.
*Set a timer on your phone. When the timer goes off and says to drink a glass or bottle of water you will most likely do it.
How to Get In Your Water
Try making it a part of your routine. Wake up and drink a glass of water. If you are a coffee drinker then don’t allow yourself to have your coffee until you have had your entire bottle of water. Drink a bottle with breakfast. Drink a bottle on the way to work, gym, park, or to drop kids off at school. Drink a bottle with lunch. Drink a bottle with dinner. Drink a bottle while getting the kids from school or on your way home from work. Drink a bottle while watching your tv show, taking a shower, or before bed. If you do these things then you should be able to get in your specific amount of water each day.
I think marking your bottle works best. I have done it where I get a good water bottle and mark on it with times. You can set times that you want to drink your water. 9:00, 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 and so on. Whatever works for your schedule but make the times and stick to them. Even if you have to chug water a few times a day to stay on track. Goals work wonders with getting you to drink your water.
I also like getting a gallon jug and marking it. I will mark each cup as a line and number them. You will know what time it is and where you should be. It is best to drink the water consistently all day to keep hydrated best.
I think these tips will help you meet your goal of drinking your specific amount of water each day.
My goal is to drink a gallon per day! Can you drink 1 gallon of water per day?
How do you get in enough water daily?
I have also found that the Plexus Slim helps me crave water. I did not like water before I started with Plexus but now I crave water and I know how important it is for my body.
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