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6 Simple Ways To Drink More Water

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Drinking water is important.  We all know it.  I am not a nutrition expert but you don't have to look too hard to find an article telling us to drink more water. However, with so many other delicious beverage options,  I am looking at you fountain soda, coffee and hot tea, it's hard to make yourself drink water, let alone want to.  Tell me I am not alone?

I know it benefits my skin by making it less day and more youthful (yes please), aids in digestion, helps me to feel full and curb those cravings, and detoxifies my body helping me to remain more healthy. Popular theory suggests you should drink 8 - 8 oz glasses of water a day but who actually owns an 8 oz glass.  Mine are like 16 oz I think although I have never tested them.

Another popular theory is to take your body weight and times it by 2/3.  Then drink that amount in ounces.  So, for me I should drink 100 oz of water a day (you can do the math to see how much I weigh ;).  More water is not bad for you so any where between 64-100 oz of water a day would be a good goal.  What's your goal?

Now that I know how much I need to drink in a day, I have a couple of simple ways I have been intentional about my water intake.  With any new habit, you have to keep doing it intentionally for a while so don't give up and give yourself grace...grace is good!


1.  Drink a glass of water right away in the morning and right before bed

Studies show that drinking a lukewarm glass of water right away in the morning helps to "prime your engines" and get your body ready to perform it's best for the day.  So, even before my morning cup of decaf (because you know I was a glutton for punishment and gave up caffeinated coffee too), I drink a cup of water.

If your bladder can sustain it (and kids do a number to us, so I understand if it can't), drink another glass of water before bed.  There are also many, many studies on the health benefits of doing this.


2.  Drink out of a straw

I tend to drink way more water when I drink out of a straw, maybe it's years of drinking my beloved fountain soda.  Find yourself a good glass (this is mine) with a straw and fill it up. Also, measure how many ounces it holds, so you know how much you are drinking.





3.  Add some flavor

My favorite way to drink cold water is with some lime juice.  I keep a bottle of 100% lime juice in my fridge and add a few drops to iced water.  You can also find infusion water bottles that allow you to add cucumbers, berries and citrus fruits to add a little flavor.  (Did you know you can find lime juice on Amazon)


4.  Drink Hot Water

Last year, I stopped putting my tea bag in my hot water.  Now, I prefer drinking hot water at night and all day long in the winter to warm me up.  If I want a little flavor, I keep a bottle of 100% lemon juice in the fridge and add a few drops.  Lemon water is so good for you!  Here is a great article on the health benefits of drinking hot water.  Drinking hot water might make me an old lady but I am a healthy old lady.

5.  Always Order Water

It's always my inclination to treat myself to a soda when we go out to eat but not only will you save money but you will increase your water intake by switching your usual beverage of choice with water.  You can always ask for a lime or lemon to add!

6.  Keep Water with You

It never fails, you get thirsty when you are out running errands or when you are working at your desk.  Get in the habit of taking your favorite straw water bottle or sports bottle with you wherever you go.  The more opportunity you have to drink it, the more you will.


Did drinking more water make your New Years goals?  How are you being intentional about getting more water into your diet?  You can watch my Facebook Live video sharing how I get more water in my diet here.


Until next time, keep on keeping on with an intentional, joyful, faith-filled Intentional life.  #tribekoko

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12 comments on "6 Simple Ways To Drink More Water"
  1. Yes! I’m learning to drink more water, and I like my water in my tervis, with a straw, and extra ice! It has to be cold cold for me to drink it. :)

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  2. I'm all about the water! It's all I drink besides coffee. I should start using a straw though, that will just make it fun :)

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  3. I have been drinking so much water lately and am actually starting to crave it if I don’t drink enough in the day. Have a great day, friend!

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  4. I thought the title was "65 ways to drink more water"! lol. These are all good ideas and I'm trying!

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  5. These are fantastic tips! I didn't know about the benefits of drinking water in the morning and before bed. I struggle to drink enough, and I found that adding a little flavor really helps. I've gotta get my hands on one of those infusion bottles. :)

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  6. I drink only water and coffee, which is pretty much water :)
    But water! YES! It's so good for your body. Anytime I'm feeling off, I up my water intake.

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  7. I love water! But even though I love it, I'm always trying to make sure I get enough in each day. Great tips Erin!

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  8. Great suggestions! I started drinking more water about 3 years ago and some days it's a whole lot easier than others. I know it's best to drink water first thing in the morning but I just can't get past that cuppa coffee. Shame on me! Great post!

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  9. So many good tips!! I drink way more water when I have a tumbler filled with ice cold water and a straw. I still need to give your hot water trick a try. I have started taking water with me wherever I go so that has helped my water intake. I think I could definitely start my day with a tall glass of water as I get ready to get my day off to a good start. Thanks for the idea.

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  10. I'm a terrible soda drinker! A straw really does help me drink more water. I need to get in the habit of the morning and night glass of water and I know that would help me.

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  11. Yes to all the water!! I love fresh squeezed lemon in mine!! I always drink with a straw!

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