Tips for Drinking More Water

By and large, drinking 64 ounces of water a day (eight, eight ounce glasses) is recommended to remain hydrated.  Of course, this amount can fluctuate given a person’s weight and their level of physical activity.  Below you’ll find tips, tricks, and recipes for getting yourself to drink more water throughout the day.

1.  A friend of mine gave me a recent Food Bank for NYC Healthy Recipes Pamphlet.  Inside, it read “Your Body is 60% Water.  Not 60% Soda.”  One the next page, they provided readers with a recipe for “Soda Water”… All you need is one bottle of seltzer water (it shouldn’t be flavored) and then 2 tablespoons of your favorite juice (grape, apple, orange, cranberry, etc.)  To prepare the beverage, pour seltzer water into a glass and leave about an inch of space left at the top to pour the juice into.  Enjoy!

2.  Drink tea!  Filled with antioxidants and plenty of water you’ll feel hydrated in no time!  Also, because there are so many different flavor combinations, it will never get robotic or boring!  (Add honey for a natural sweetener).

3.  Another recipe included in the booklet was “Citrus Cucumber Water”… to make it, you need a lemon, lime, orange, and cucumber, and half a gallon of water.  Simply place the slices of fruit and veggies and water into a pitcher.  then place in fridge for about two hours to allow the flavors to infuse.

4.  Dilute 100% Fruit or Veggie Juice with water…something that’s so easy, but totally makes a big difference!

5.  Buy yourself a snazzy looking water bottle and carry it with you everywhere you go…you’ll be much more likely to drink it and you’ll find yourself not purchasing as many specialty drinks and sodas.

Hope this helps!  Let me know if you have tips to incorporate more water into your diet!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Tips for Drinking More Water

  1. Sam LaRussa

    I do find that bringing a water bottle around does help me drink more. However, I disagree with the 64 ounces statement, as it seems that more and more this is refuted by recent studies. This is because it is believed that water intake is water intake, regardless of the source, and so eating a juicy orange still counts towards those (approximate) 64 ounces.

    1. Hi Sam! Yes, of course the 64 ounces of water a day statement can fluctuate depending upon what the rest of that person’s diet consists of, how much they exercise, etc. Thank you for commenting!

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