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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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I agree with the above poster. I started with 12 oz. water bottles and getting like 5 of them in a day, I quickly graduated to 16 oz. water bottles and now I'm drinking 20 oz water bottles - one gallon a day!!! My bladder has slowly gotten stronger as well!!! I have a water cooler and I just keep re-filling the water bottles. I shoot for having 2 20 oz. bottles for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner and "x" them off as I go. Good luck!! You can do it just start out with baby steps!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2006, 3:22 PM

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i make it a point to drink 2 liters before noon..well i usually get them in while riding my bike at 6am..its a forced thing i just make myself do it ..not because im thirty but because i need to and then the last liter through out the day

Saturday, April 15, 2006, 7:08 PM

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I know this sounds strange but when I cut sugar completely out of my diet as much as possible I naturally drink more water. I don't know why or what causes this but I just notice that I drink more water. I drink water with all my meals and in between all day when I'm thirsty and sometimes when I think I'm hungry and want to snack. After a little water, I realize that I wasn't even hungry, I was thirsty? Strange.

Sunday, April 16, 2006, 10:01 AM

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I agree with the above poster. I found it hard at first to drink water but now I drink 10 glasses a day and gave up the diet coke for a year and a half. Instead of grabbing for sweet drinks I now grab for the water that I keep in the fridge. In the beginning you will pppp alot but that gradually slows down (through the night I mean).

Everyone tells me how healthy I look that I'm not pale anymore in my face. Plus I find it also has helped with the big ugly bags under my eyes. I keep a glass of water with me at all times when I can.

Happy Easter Everyone! Hope your day is full of sunshine not chocolate.

Sunday, April 16, 2006, 11:54 AM

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I agree with taking water with you to work. I use nalgene bottles and have gotten the straw tops. Its easier for me to drink from a straw....I cut a lemon wedge up and put it in the bottle. I try to refill the bottle 2 or 3 times when I'm at work.....

I also cut out drinking diet soda and my water intake went way up.

Sunday, April 16, 2006, 5:32 PM

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