Water is essential for good health and although we know that, it doesn’t make it easier for us to drink as much as we need! Here’s a list of tried and true tips to help you drink more water and feel good doing it.
- Track your water intake.
Using an app or a marked bottle to keep track of how much you’re drinking throughout the day is key to forming a new hydration habit. Eventually, your body will be able to run on auto-pilot and drinking water will become a part of your everyday routine.
- Check thirst before snacking.
Oftentimes, the feeling of hunger is actually triggered by your body’s thirst level rather than needing more food. If you’re feeling a snack craving, drink some water first and wait about 15 to 20 minutes. You’d be surprised how many times the craving will go away with some easy hydration!
- Add flavoring to your water.
It’s 2020, so you no longer have to settle for just tossing a slice of fruit in your water and calling it a day. Innovative hydration systems like Cirkul incorporate your flavoring into the design of the bottles, and allows you to fully flavor your water without any calories or sugar. You can kick the soda habit with Cirkul in your life. Find out more here: drinkcirkul.com/pages/why-cirkul
- Drink on cue.
According to healthline.com, if you don’t think about drinking throughout the day, make it habitual and scheduled. If you always drink when you wake up, before meals, or even just making an effort todrink at the beginning of each hour, you’ll see that water consumption climbs up!
- Eat foods that will hydrate you.
That’s right, I said it, you can actually eat to get more water in! Drinking water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated. According to self.com, foods like cucumber, zucchini, watermelon, and grapefruit are excellent, health-conscious choices you can enjoy throughout the day to keep variety up while still ticking the hydration box.
- Try using a stainless steel bottle.
For some, room temperature water will never do the trick, so making the jump up to a stainless steel bottle can be a GAME CHANGER. Knowing your water is going to be ice cold and refreshing can remove that extra barrier to your motivation. Check out Cirkul’s 32 ounce stainless steel bottle! The larger 32 ounce size means less time filling and more time enjoying, and the stainless steel insulated bottle means your water will remain nice and chilled. You can get your own bottle here: drinkcirkul.com/products
- Bring your reusable water bottle with you everywhere you go.
Carrying your bottle around will keep it on your mind and also within easy reach so you can avoid the temptation of other sugary, on-the-go drinks. Bringing it along will also help you bond with your new bottle friend, and save money at restaurants!
- Miss carbonation? Use sparkling water!
Using sparkling water in your bottle -- like with the Cirkul flavored water system -- will scratch that itch for bubbly you have and keep you on the path to success.
- Set reminders.
If you don’t want to drink on a set schedule, setting a reminder halfway through the day will help you to stay on track and hit your hydration goals for the day!
- Stay positive.
It may sound corny but beating yourself up for missing a day of perfect hydration isn’t going to help anybody achieve a goal. As long as you are putting in the effort to better yourself in the long-run, any progress towards your goal is a huge success. Treat yourself with kindness and keep on sipping!
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