Hacks to Help You Drink More Water
When you’re working on your fitness goals, there are several things you will need to do to reach them, including:
1. Exercise regularly
2. Hit daily nutrition goals (about 100-150g protein per day within calorie goal.)
3. Get enough sleep (7+ hours a night)
4. Stay Hydrated (.75-1 oz of water for every pound you weigh)
A lot of people say that they “can’t drink their water” or that they “don’t like water” altogether.
But the way we see it, getting your water in is a freebie when it comes to reaching your goals. ALL of the other items require planning and executing consistently through life’s variables. Drinking water can be done during almost any other activity.
In our experience, if you’re not willing to drink enough water to hydrate your body, you’re probably going to slack in other areas too. With this attitude, reaching your goals will be harder, take longer than it needs to, and will more than likely result in you quitting altogether before you achieve your goals.
Another thing we hear quite often is that people don’t want to “pee all the time”. BUT consider this: Peeing is a sign of hydration!
Sitting at a desk all day and purposely not drinking water so you don’t have to get up and use the restroom is only a disservice to your body. We understand that you’re busy but it’s okay to see boundaries to help you feel your best!
If you’re still dreading trying to drink enough water, try out these tips to make hydration more of a priority in your life!
Use a BIG water jug
This is one of our best tips for hitting your daily water goals. Instead of trying to drink 8 glasses or bottles of water, get a sizeable reusable tumbler (32oz at least) and refill it 2-4 times per day. It’s easier to track this way and you can set benchmarks during the day!
Drink herbal iced or hot tea
Not only can herbal tea add flavor to your water, but some teas offer benefits to your immune system, digestion, and more.
Use a straw
We can’t explain the science, but drinking water through a straw is just easier. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself.
Chill out — Add some ice to your water
It seems simple, but ice-cold water is refreshing AF. You can also try a lemon wedge or other fruit added in.
Throw in some Gatorade powder or Crystal Light
Whether you choose the OG Gatorade powder or the lower-calorie G2 version, you can use full or partial servings to add flavor and electrolytes to your hydration.
In case you missed it, BCAA’s are pretty much a big fat waste of money (for everyone except Vegans) BUTTTT if you enjoy drinking them and you’re rich, it may just be worth it to pay $40 per container to flavor your water.
You can count coffee or decaf coffee to your water tally, but you really don’t want to drink too much coffee each day as high caffeine intake is linked to elevated cortisol (stress hormone) which can wreak havoc on your body. However, sometimes an iced decaf coffee can help you knock some ounces off your daily goals.
These have helped a ton of our clients get their water in. Honestly– whatever helps!
Just do it
Most importantly, just do it. It’s not that hard and if you think it is, you may not be ready to take control of your health and fitness. That’s okay! Just acknowledge it and work on other goals until you’re ready to take the plunge!
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