12 Easy Ways to Drink More Water Every Day

Rustic Farm to Fork-Drink More Water Tips

We know, we know…we at Rustic Farm to Fork know that you constantly hear “Drink more water and cut the soda out!” from everywhere.  We also acknowledge that many people just trying to accomplish this feel that this is a huge chore.  After all, it’s a big difference switching from a favored sugary drink to water.  But did you know that making this switch doesn’t have to be hard or boring?  Here is a great article from Self Magazine that has some great tips on how to make the switch much less painful!!

These tricks make sipping water less of a chore.

1. Add flavor to your pitcher.

Chugging several glasses of water a day can seem like torture when every cup is tasteless. Add a bit of excitement by dunking fresh fruit (grapefruit, strawberries, lemon), veggie slices (cucumber, ginger, celery), and herbs (basil, mint, lavender) to your carafe.

2. Drink a glass after every bathroom break.

Start a habit by linking water with some of your most common daily activities. Getting up from your desk for a bathroom break? Stop by the kitchen to chug a glass of water after leaving the restroom. Every time you pass the water cooler, fill up a cup.

3. Sip before every meal.

When the waiter comes around and asks for drink orders, always request water. Drinking a full cup before each meal can curb calorie intake because it causes you to feel full.

4. Use an app to track your cups.

Keeping up with how many glasses you’ve finished can be easy (and fun) with the help of a free app. Download Daily Water Free or Carbodroid to your phone to set daily reminders and alarms.

5.Or take it a step further and get a high-tech water bottle.

Take your tracking to the next level with the HidrateMe Smart Water Bottle ($60) and coordinating app. This high-tech cup records every ounce as you sip, and sends the information directly to your cell.

6. Dilute sugary drinks with water and ice.

If drinking juice, lemonade, or iced tea is a daily habit, water down your sips with H20 and a healthy helping of ice (aim for a one-to-one ratio). You’ll still get the sweetness you’re craving with a healthy dose of the water your body needs.

For the rest of this article go to self.com.