Let’s face it. A lot of people know they should drink water. However, this knowledge does not often translate into action. What’s more, many who claim to drink water on a daily basis don’t drink as much water as they should.
But there is a way to rectify this.
You can try out the 7 days water drinking challenge. This challenge requires you to drastically increase your water intake in the upcoming week. As such, you should:
- Drink 2 glasses of water once you wake up
- Drink a glass of water after a bathroom break
- Drink a glass of water with your meal
- Drink a glass of water before going to bed
At the end of the day, you should have drunk at least 8 glasses of water. Unfortunately, as you know it, this is easier said than done. Some people just don’t like the taste of water. This is especially so when they are forced to drink a lot of it. And by a lot I mean one or two glasses at a t time. So, what can you do?
Well, tricks you can use to drink more water. These include:
Use a straw
This is a simple solution that I have personally found very helpful. I don’t know why drinking water with a straw works, but it works. Place water in a 500ml container and use the straw to take in the refreshing liquid. Once you’re done, fill the container with more water immediately and take sips of water as you go about your day.
Carry a bottle of water
This works well when you have to leave the house. There is something about carrying around a bottle of water that makes you want to drink from it. For one, you’ll want to get rid of the extra weight you’re carrying and this makes you want to drain the bottle as soon as you can. Secondly, there are many times you’ll be hot throughout the day. When you have a water bottle with you, it’s easier to drink from it than pretending you’re not dying of thirst.
So, get that water bottle.
In fact, get several water bottles in various colors. This will trick your mind into drinking more water simply because you’ll think you’re consuming different things. Yes, it sounds crazy but it works. The human mind can be fickle like that. It wants something new. Think about it. How many times have you stated that you’re full only to suddenly have more space in your stomach when you catch sight of dessert? There’s always room for something new. A different colored bottle brings in that new aspect and allows your stomach to find more room to add more water.
A good way to change how water tastes is to add flavor to it.
Yes, not all water tastes the same. Fortunately, you can easily become accustomed to the water after awhile. But if you simply don’t like the taste of plain water, you’ll still not want to drink more of it. That’s why different flavors exist.
You can use things like cucumbers, watermelons or other fruit to change the way your water tastes. You just need to add some slices of whatever flavor you want and stir well before drinking. If you love drinking juice, you’ll understand why this works. It’s just easier to drink more juice than it is to drink more water. The fruit you add into your water provides the same effect.
Once you’re done with the 7 days water drinking challenge, don’t go back to the way things are. The seven days allow your body to rejuvenate and get the water they need. But you should continue to keep well hydrated in the coming days. If you continue drinking water as you should, you’ll see great benefits.
Water does a lot for your body. It helps distribute the nutrients your body needs and it helps get rid of toxins. Those are compelling reasons to drink more water today.