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The amazing effects of water

I've heard about them, I believe in them, but how can I get myself to drink more?? Once in a while it will dawn on me that I've only had 2 cups of coffee and it's about 3pm. Then I'll try to make a conscious effort. But it just doesn't happen.. I'm not a thirsty girl. Sometimes a day goes by and I've barely drunk half a liter. Isn't that terrible? I know it is, and yet can't seem to keep it in the forefront of my healthy habits.

Any suggestions of ways to make it happen?

Thu. Apr 13, 8:16pm

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Do you sit at a desk all day? I do and its really easy. Just fill a large bottle with water at the beginning of the day. Drink until lunchtime. Refill at lunch and drink another. Its just kind of habit.

You may also try crystal light, if you think its the taste thats keeping you from water. Those little packets with a bottle of water make it very tasty.

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 8:29 PM

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lemon in your water may help...

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 8:53 PM

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Also try adding some high-water foods to your diet - grapes and soup come to mind. It's a good way to sneak in some extra water without drinking it straight. I have come to love tea as well.

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 10:19 PM

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Ice in water ...

Don't forget to fill up that water bottle with some ice when you fill/refill. Drinking iced water will force the body to work harder to make that water warm for the body.--Helps up your metabolism!

Friday, April 14, 2006, 2:56 AM

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the thing is to drink constantly, but not necessarily big gulps of water. Get a water bottle or 2 with the required amount of water-- sip every so often at your desk... You'll be amazed at how much you DON't drink in a day... If you sip a little at a time, though, eventually, you'll see that you start to consume more.

Me--when I don't drink enough water, I can see it in the skin in my hands-- they get dry and itchy if I'm not well-hydrated!

Saturday, April 15, 2006, 1:54 PM

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