Group Forum: drinking more water

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Patricia 01

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Posted: 10 Jan 2012, 15:00
Does anyone have any tips on how to get yourself to drink a lot more water every day? I know I need to do this and just don't seem to 'go there'.
JoanD

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Posted: 15 Jan 2012, 07:47
I find trying to gulp down a big glass doesnt work that great, but if I keep a stack of small papercups in the bathroom & by the kitchen sink, every time I wash my hands (Which is a million times in my cootie filled office!) I'll take a quick one.
memohuesped

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Posted: 20 Jan 2012, 19:21
I keep a water bottle in my office and try to empty and fill it a few times during the work day.
Ell1

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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 09:18
I sometimes add a couple drops of lemon or orange extract if I want to feel I'm drinking something other that water. If your plan allows, you could add some sweetener as well.
Ell1

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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 09:18
*other than*
Carole Shaw

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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 13:25
Try having a glass with each meal/snack and one sip between each bite.
Keep on keeping on!
Marlene1952

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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 15:55
I use a straw to sip my water throughout the day, and I don't like my water X-tra cold! I like Carole's idea too, but I think I'd try drinking a glass of water before your meal and then another after your meal.
Bill1956

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 06:32
I have a 20oz bottle at work that I fill from the refrigderator in the break room. I try and empty the bottle in two hours, that way I get 80 ozs of water during the day. I also have a 16 oz cup at home that I fill and drink from at least once after work. I still drink to much coffee, but I do at least get 8 oz of water for ever cup I drink. The colder the water the better. Your body heats it up to use it so you burn more calories drinking it
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Rubie-sue

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 12:31
I have a cup at my desk at work that is 22oz. I know that I have to drink 3 a day to get to my 66oz. Then at home all we have is water in the fridge and a 12 pk of Fresca as a treat. If you get in all your water you can have a soda. My daily goal is between 48 & 64oz a day. A plus to getting in all your water is the extra excersize you get walking to and fro from the bathroom all day. LOL..and sometimes it is a quick jog!!
jacks mom

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Posted: 06 May 2012, 22:37
I gulp down a 16 oz bottle when I first get up in the morning, then I feel like hey I just got 2 cups outta the way! Woo hoo. then just try to drink a bottle with every meal.
kay775

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Posted: 07 May 2012, 11:37
Exercise makes me thirsty. I add a packet of On the Go vitamins because I don't get excited about plain water. If you like a little fizz try Emergen-C. There are also cheeper generic brands. I figure the extra vitamins are better than crystal lite.
Cthard

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Posted: 07 May 2012, 13:09
Interestingly, I just read a Myths and Facts email and they said the water requirement to lose weight was a myth. I don't like to drink plain water either, so I drink SoBE water, zero calorie and I found a liquid vitamin powder at Sam's recently that I water down a bit and drink. The flavor surely helps and both are sweetened with Stevia, so none of those bad sweeteners to worry about. I will be at my 4 month mark in 2 days and have lost 47 lbs. by counting calories (around 700 calories a day)and exercising 6 days a week for 30 minutes, plus walking another 30 minutes. It's a slow go but the gradual weight loss may help me keep it off in the long run (I hope!)