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How to Keep Up Your Water Intake!

Updated: Jun 30, 2022

Do you find it difficult to consume your daily water intake?

The age-old goal was eight glasses per day, but we now know our bodies require more personalized numbers based on our makeup. A more accurate goal is to aim for approximately half of your body weight in ounces per day. Therefore, if you weigh 150lbs, you'll aim for 75oz of water a day. If you have a 24oz water bottle, you'll need to fill it up a little over 3x per day to reach your goal.

It doesn't seem like a lot until you actually try to tackle it. So, if you're trying to keep up and it still seems impossible, I have some tips for you.

When we realize that we need to be drinking more water, we first search for a cup or bottle. Half the fun is grabbing a new container or bringing an old favorite back to life. Anything will work, but I always choose something fairly large and doesn't need to be refilled constantly. I also like the ones that boast the ability to stay cold for an extended period of time. For example, water bottles with a straw seem easier to drink quickly than the large-mouth options you have to tip and sip. Carry it with you, so it's always top of mind.

If it's hard to get down this much water in a day—either because it's unappealing or just doesn't taste good—it's pretty easy to add some flavor. I tend to choose citrus fruit (don't add the peel, or you'll taste a bitter flavor), sweet fruit like strawberries, pineapple, and melon, and crisp veggies like cucumber.