Help Me Drink More Water

Hey FlyLady!

This may seem like a silly question but I cannot seem to drink enough water – I only drink about 8 oz a day at most. I’m not drinking a bunch of other stuff but I just don’t like water I don’t know what to do because I know it is a problem. Please Help!

Flykid Jess

Dear Jess,

Not drinking enough water can cause you to have no energy. As we say in the south, “Your get up and go has got up and went!”LOL

If you don’t like water then we have to figure out a way to make water taste better to you. I am going to list some ways to make water more appetizing to you. The benefits of drinking water go from having more energy to beautiful skin.

1. Drink it cold. Our water bottle keeps your water cold for a long time.

2. Drink water with a straw. This way you can get it past your taste buds.

3. My Sweet Darling does not like water either but he loves water with a splash of Key Lime Juice over crushed ice. NO SUGAR just the tart taste of Key Lime.

4. At spas they slice up cucumbers or citrus fruit into a pitcher. This give the water a fresh flavor.

5. One of our members came up with the idea of putting frozen berries in her water. They make it cold and she gets a serving of fruit for dessert.

6. I know what it’s like to not like water so I have learned to play games with me. I start out by drinking 8 oz before I leave the bathroom in the morning. This is just a small teacup. This one cup of water gets me started on a day of staying hydrated. When you drink you have to go to the bathroom. So every time I go into the bathroom I chug-a-lug another cup of water. Every hour I have to pee and I get 8 more ounces in my body. I keep 8 pennies on one side of my sink and I move one to the other side each time I drink a cup. I hardly know I am drinking my water. As part of my Before Bed Routine I fill my water bottle up with ice and water and put it in the bathroom. This way I have no excuse to start my day with a big drink of water.

7. I also keep my water bottle with me all the time. That way when I get thirsty I have it ready to go. I like to set my timer to remind me to drink. I keep colorful hair ties on my bottle and I roll one up as empty my water bottle and refill it.

If you make it fun, it will get done! Please do not drink more than 12 oz in a 30 minute period. Our habit for June is drinking our water. Get a jump start on this new habit.


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