No secret here, water is kind of a big deal. And yet, for something so essential, there's so much stuff that gets in the way of staying adequately hydrated. “It doesn't taste good! I can't remember! I'll have to pee every 20 minutes!”
When you don’t have enough water, dehydration comes out to play. When you’re dehydrated you’ll experience dry mouth, low blood pressure, headaches, dizziness, dry skin, and worst of all, fatigue.
Now it's time to swallow all of those excuses. Here are 5 tips on how we stay on top of our daily drinking quota—and how you can do the same.
Find Your Happy Temperature
Sure, drinking ice water might theoretically burn a few extra calories, compared to room-temperature water. But it's not enough to make a meaningful difference. So if you don't enjoy drinking ice-cold liquid, don't force yourself to do it. Find the temperature that appeals to you most. Whether it's freezing cold, room temperature, or slightly warm, you'll be more motivated to drink if your water is at a temperature you actually like.
Drink before Dinner (and Lunch, and Breakfast)
Get into the habit of drinking from your ALOR bottle every time you sit down to eat. It's an easy way to remember to drink up, and the water in your belly will curb your appetite. Most people confuse thirst with hunger so this tip will also help you eat a little bit less.
Carry a Bottle of Water With You at All Times
OK, so of course we were going to say this one, but we can’t stress how much this really works! Our most common feedback from loyal customers is they definitely drink more water since investing in an ALOR Bottle.
Use an App
You rely on them for everything from getting a ride into town to tracking your monthly cycle. So why not for drinking water? Free hydration apps are available to make it easy to know exactly how many mls you've downed throughout the day. And if you really don’t need another app, you can simply set reoccurring reminders on your calendar.
Eat Your Water
Yes, food has water in it too. It may not have enough for you to only eat your daily intake of water, but there are some foods you can snack on that can help. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of water. Here are some of the fruits and veggies with the highest water content:
Cucumber, Lettuce, Celery, Radishes, Tomatoes, Peppers, Cauliflower, Watermelon, Spinach, Strawberries, Broccoli, Grapefruit, Apricots, Cherries, and Grapes.
Pick your favorites and keep those around. It’s important to note, however, that when you cook these things, they lose a lot of their water, so they’re best eaten raw.