Drinking the appropriate amount of water can boost your metabolism, help keep your digestion regular, give you more energy, and encourage weight loss. If you’re working toward establishing a healthier lifestyle for weight loss, we have a list of 5 easy ways to drink more water throughout your day! Making small changes can create great results.
1) Purchase a large, BPA-Free water bottle.
Buying a water bottle that you can keep near you throughout the morning, afternoon, and evening will remind you to drink water. Get a water bottle that holds between 20 and 30 ounces. With a water bottle of this size, you won’t have to constantly refill it, but it isn’t too cumbersome to bring with you during the day.
2) Infuse your water.
If you’re like many people, the taste of water can be bland. Improve the flavor of your water, naturally. Doing so will make drinking water more enjoyable for you and your tastebuds! To do this, buy a gallon pitcher for your fridge. Before bed, add your favorite fruit combinations and let it infuse the water in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, take your flavorful water to go! Plus, you can eat the fruit, so nothing goes to waste! Some great flavor combinations are:
- Cucumber and mint
- Raspberry and blackberry
- Lemon and lime
- Strawberry and blueberry
Regular exercise is a great way to increase your water intake. When we are exerting energy and sweating, we naturally crave fluids to replace the fluids we lose while working out. You will want to sip water during a workout and drink a full glass afterward to rehydrate.
4) Replace other beverages with water.
If you drink sodas or juices during the day, make it a point to replace those beverages with water or tea for at least one week. During the trial week, you’ll realize that you don’t need soda or juice! You will have more energy due to water consumption!
5) Drink a glass of water before bed.
As part of your bedtime routine, drink a glass of water before bed. Have a glass in your bathroom medicine cabinet and right before you brush your teeth, chug a glass of water. This will help you reach your suggested water intake every day and will encourage a healthy sleep.
A common recommendation is that a person should drink 8, 8-ounce glasses of water each day. However, that recommendation doesn’t work for everyone. Try to drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water. For example, if a person weighs 200 pounds, that person should try to drink 100 ounces of water each day.
By drinking more water throughout the day, you will find that you have more energy and feel healthier. This can promote healthy choices throughout the day and can help motivate your weight loss goals. For added support try implementing a suitable supplement that contains LOWAT®. LOWAT® has been shown to support weight loss in clinical trials. Learn more about how to purchase supplements with ingredients from InterHealth here.