Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Glug That Water, Baby!

I know how important it is to drink water. Besides the fact that it's necessary for basic survival, it helps give you energy, curbs your appetite and has benefits for your skin and face. Yes, I get that.

My problem is I have seriously hard time actually drinking the recommended 6-8 glasses every day. I honestly just get distracted with work or errands or whatever I'm doing and don't pick up my water bottle. Here's some great tips from Self.com on how to incorporate more water into your daily routine. I'm trying all of these tips this week.


1. Drink through a straw. Old trick, but totally works. If I drank Corona this way, I'd be in trouble.

2. Add a bit of flavor. I add fresh mint (from my herb garden) and a bit of lemon to a pitcher of water and stick it in the refrigerator. If I close my eyes and try really hard I can convince myself it's a Mojito. Or at least a distant cocktail cousin. Cucumber would be a good add too.

3. Freeze a bottle of water. I keep one in the freezer at all times and bring it with me if I'm doing errands. Even if I leave it into the car while I run into the grocery store, it melts slowly and stays refreshingly cold. Make sure to use a BPA-free bottle, though. We love the Sigg Om.

4. Eat waterlogged fruits and veggies. Watermelon, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and oranges top my list. Salads are also a great choice. Sunday marked the opening of my local farmer's market so I picked up some beets and asparagus to make this Beet and Asparagus Salad. Seriously yum. Will have leftovers for lunch today--liquid lunch, literally.

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