When it comes to drinking water, I have always believed it is very important to stay hydrated, not only for the physical aspect of it, but also the fact that it helps to clear the mind. There is also the fact that when most of us think we are hungry, we may just be dehydrated.
I have never tracked my water intake before. I simply thought I need to drink water when I felt thirsty. However, that is not the most reliable way to think about it, at least in my case, since sometimes I realised it was night time and I had drank hardly any water since I didn’t really feel thirsty during the day.
I also tried using a few apps to help me drink more water daily, but it seemed to me that they just made things more difficult; not only did I need to remember to drink the water, but also I needed to remember to log it in my phone!
So what worked? I got a 40 oz water bottle by Klean Kanteen. I have used their bottles for the last 9 years and I love them. They are made of stainless steel which makes them really sturdy and they come in a lot of sizes too. I find the 40 oz to be a great size for me to track my water intake. I just make sure that I drink a couple of bottles every day. I find that when I train, I end up drinking more than my two bottles which is always nice, but I make sure it’s never less than the 2 bottles.
What’s nice about this, is that I can bring my bottle with me everywhere and all I need to do is fill it up a couple of times a day. It’s so simple!
I have to say that it’s made a great difference which means that unfortunately, I wasn’t drinking enough water before. My skin looks amazing, and has a new radiance; I also feel a lot more energetic and I also find that I’m a lot less prone to retaining fluid. About a week before my period I can get a bit puffy which has not occurred since tracking my water intake, so I’m delighted with the results and delighted to have found something that makes it easy for me to stay hydrated.
Do you drink enough water? How do you track your water intake?
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