Okay so everyone knows that we should be drinking a ton of water. Half your body weight in ounces, right?
It’s super helpful to your body as everyone’s cells runs off of water, and cells literally run your body. Without it you may feel:
- Low blood pressure (the bad kind)
Here’s the thing though. It’s actually really hard to stay hydrated! Like, for me to drink 80oz of water everyday is hard for me!
If I don’t track it or be super intentional, I will typically get 60oz in a day. That’s not bad but it’s not the best, especially because I need water to keep me upright with POT Syndrome.
I really need to get 80oz a day in at least. But seriously, that is hhhhaaarrddd!
If it’s hard for me, I am guessing that other people have a hard time doing it too.
Because it’s so important for me to have water, I have come up with some tips to help me get in enough water, so I thought I would share it!
1. Track it
Okay so in order to stay hydrated the right way, you first need to know how much you should be drinking. So, take your body weight and divide it in half. That number is how many ounces you should be drinking a day.
Once you know that, get a water bottle that you know the ounces of. I carry around a 24oz water bottle, so I know that I need to drink about 4 of those a day.
Once you know how many bottles of water you need to drink a day, track it! I try to drink one full one before lunch, one full one with lunch, one full one after lunch, and one full one with dinner. I try and just be intentional about getting them in.
This works well if you are a disciplined person, but if you are not, you may not get enough water in still.
I find that I can really slack sometimes with this.
2. Water Tracking App
So if you aren’t super disciplined, and the first method doesn’t work for you, still calculate how much water you need, how big your water bottle is, and how often you need to be drinking it, and THEN, download a water tracking app.
Their are literally hundreds of them for Apple or Android.
They will send notifications to your phone every so many minutes that you set to remind you to drink water!
This is the one that I have been using!
I haven’t been using it for long, but once I do I can post a review about it!
Update: It’s terrible and I uninstalled it. It wanted you to log every time you took a drink of water, so when I would log each water bottle instead, it would tell me I was doing it wrong. It also wanted to give me a notification like every 10 minutes.
3. Get A Filtered Water Bottle
So water actually can have some nasty stuff in it, and it’s a good idea to never drink unfiltered water.
But if you are out and about or out to eat, sometimes that is not a certainty. So an easy fix to that is to get a filtered water bottle.
Then you can get water from basically anywhere and be reassured that it is safe!
Here is a good one from Amazon that I am planning on getting!
4. Flavor It
Okay, when I say to add flavor, I in no way mean a flavored sugar pack or syrup or any of those crap that people add. Once you add those, it no longer counts as water.
What I mean by flavoring is adding fruit or doTERRA essential oils. Nothing else.
Some good fruit to add is Lemon, Strawberries, Watermelon, Cucumber, Lime, or Raspberries.
If you don’t like the pulp, you can actually get water bottles that are made to put fruit in it so it filters out the pulp.
Good essential oils to put in your water are Lemon, Wild Orange, Slim and Sassy, Grapefruit, and Peppermint.
All you need is one or two drops per 24oz of water. Make sure it’s in a glass or stainless steal container though, because essential oils don’t mix well with synthetics in plastic.
Also, I am only talking about doTERRA essenital oils here. I would never recommend that with any other brand because they are the only ones willing to be open and honest and publish third party testing results.
If you don’t know what oils you can use internally, look on the back of the bottle for the supplemental facts section. If it has one, you can use it internally. If it doesn’t, then you can’t. Pretty simple!
So that is how I personally stay hydrated. Try out some of these tips and let me know if they work for you too!