Water Intake

Water.

Seems so simple. We know we need it.

So why is drinking water so dang hard?! 

In the book, Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg, he discusses habits such as this.

According to Fogg, if you’re having trouble drinking half your body weight in ounces of water per day, it most likely means that at least one of the following components is interfering.

MOTIVATION

ABILITY

TRIGGER

Consider the following motivators:

Drinking water…

• Controls hunger

• Increases energy

• Helps your kidneys do their job

• Keeps you focused with clearer thinking

• Aids in digestion

• Helps with sickness

Now, look at ability. How able are you to drink water throughout the day? Is it a hassle? Does it taste good?

Try the following:

  1. Keep your favorite cup or water filter at your desk during the work day. Even if your kitchen sink or a water fountain is within walking distance, you are more likely to drink more water if it is just a reach away.
  2. Carry around a water bottle. If you have a commute, keep one in your car so you can drink during your morning and evening commute. The same applies if you are running errands or working out at the gym, etc.
  3. If you really just don’t like water, how about trying flavored water like Hint? Or make you own flavored water with your favorite fruits, veggies, or herbs? You could also try decaf tea or sparkling water.

Triggers are like reminders for you to keep on chuggin’. Keeping your favorite cup or bottle of water within reach not only makes it easier to drink water but it also creates a visual trigger to serve as a reminder.

• Set up alarms as reminders on your cell phone.

• Stick a post-it note on your monitor with reminders such as “drink more water”.

• Have you ever seen a well-organized refrigerator with beverages all lined up? Aesthetics actually can make a difference – even in your fridge! Make sure water or healthy beverages are the first thing you see when you open the fridge door.

• Purchase a gallon water jug that gives you visual cues to drink water throughout the day.

Like this one!

Stay hydrated.

XO

Jill

Here are a few of my go-to flavors that would be a delicious and refreshing drink this summer!

 

• Raspberry with Mint

 

• Raspberry with Lime

 

• Citrus: Lemon, Lime & Orange

 

• Pineapple with Mint

 

• Pineapple with Cilantro

 

• Watermelon with Rosemary

 

• Strawberry with Basil

 

• Lemon with Cucumber

 

• Lime and Mint

fruit infused water flavors in mason jars