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Old 01-12-2017, 06:57 PM
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Default Water, water, water....

I really need to increase my water intake. I know that I just feel so much better all around - reduced anxiety, less appetite, better skin, etc... but I just recently read that chronic dehydration might lead to breast cancer. Although really, anything and everything seems to lead to some form of cancer, but you know, I've spent my whole adult life being dehydrated.

So, anyone have any tips on getting more water in each day?

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Old 01-12-2017, 07:15 PM
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I keep a good stainless steel water bottle by me all day . It stays nice and cold and I find it makes me drink more!
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by taxed4ever View Post
I keep a good stainless steel water bottle by me all day . It stays nice and cold and I find it makes me drink more!
Me too! It's an insulated Klean Kanteen! One Friday, I filled it up with ice in the morning and forgot to fill it with water. It stayed in my school bag all weekend and Monday morning, it was still filled with ice.

The nurse at work hates water and she started using these to help encourage her to drink water: I like the orange and the lime.


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Old 01-12-2017, 08:14 PM
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I bought some fancy glass water bottles. For me, it's easier to drink from something pretty. And I notice a plastic taste from plastic water bottles. I'm into essential oils & I put one drop of citrus fresh in it (on the ice & pour water over it). That helps when there's a little flavor to the water but not over-powering.

Like Trudy, my water has to be cold for me to drink it.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:39 PM
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Mine has to be cold too... I do have a plastic container but it is pretty big. I make sure I finish at least one a day. But I used to do 3... I need to go back to that
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:32 PM
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I'm with you on that. Even though my mouth is dry like a desert I still don't take the time to go downstairs to get some lol

I don't like cold water I prefer to have mine at room temperature. Actually in Japan restaurants always give you a ice cold glass of water with ice cubes when you get in and I now tend to ask them to bring me a different one with no ice... It is already pretty darn cold and they add ice cubes (duh!). I don't think it's good for the stomach.
The worse I know is when the ice cubes are all tiny and crushed and you have trouble avoiding them to get in your mouth lol At least if they are big I can even take them out lol
I love the idea of a nice bottle to drink from. Maybe I can increase my intake in a day if I keep it with me when at the computer and be more motivated to drink more in a day than I do now. If I can find a 1l bottle it can be easy to think of filling it once per day to get at most 2l of water. I could use some more hydrated skin lol
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:19 PM
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I can't drink water without bubbles ... I try to drink a bottle of 1 liter at school ... and in the evening I try to drink a half bottle ...
Sometimes I put a few pieces of lime in the bottle - in summer pieces of lime with fresh mint ... very tasty

A member of a FB group uses a reminder on the bottle - I don't know it


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Old 01-12-2017, 10:32 PM
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In the summer I put a pitcher of water in the fridge with a few drops of flavored stevia in it (usually berry, orange or lemon). I won't drink the artificially flavors for water like Crystal Lite b/c I try not to ingest any artificial sugars (except for the stevia). I also have two big oversized mugs and they each hold about 4 cups so will often fill one of those up when sitting in my office so I don't need to get up to refill it for quite awhile.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:21 AM
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I usually drink 2 mugs of coffe in the morning.
And I always have a 0.5 l bottle of water on my desk.
I drink 2-3 glass of water at every meal
In the evening I usually drink another bottle of 0.5l with bubbles and white mint (Ricqlès), and sometime some herb tea.
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:36 AM
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I use an app, Water Time Pro that I have set to remind me every hour to drink water and it sets my goal based on sex and weight. There is a little water droplet that smiles when you log water and is very sad when you don't. I don't want my water droplet to be sad.

I only drink out of stainless bottles. No plastic for me unless I have no choice. BPA Free plastic used a different composite that is actually a worse hormone disrupter than BPA.
That is really interesting to hear about chronic dehydration and cancer, Vicki.

My goal based on weight is 41 oz. and most of the time I get that, esp since I don't drink anything other than water, coffee, tea, and wine. That has to count too??

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