Drink more water. You hear it from doctors. Read about in health articles. Tell yourself all the time. But how to make it happens. I’ve always struggled with this especially when I moved to Arizona. This is the DESERT. It’s dry here. It’s even more important to drink a lot of water. I get headaches and get tired when I’m dehydrated. I’ve always heard you should drink at least 8 glasses a day. 64 ounces a day. Drink until your pee is clear.
Now that I’m following the Ketogenic diet its critical or you can health issues. Also, the water requirements are even higher. Keto guidelines based on my weight say I should drink around 80 ounces a water a day (half your weight, drink that much water ounces). That’s a lot.
As someone who has always struggled with drinking enough water, I’m determined to do this. For my health. To feel better.
So this year I was determined to find a solution. I’ve tried counting glasses (in my head) but I lose count. I’ve tried using hashtags but I forget or don’t have the notepad with me. I’ve tried large acrylic tumblers but the water doesn’t stay cold enough or can spill if I knock it over.
For me to make changes in my life, the solution needs to work for me. Work 100%. Or I give up and go back to my old ways.
I recently fell in love with the Hydro Flask water bottles. This is NOT a sponsored post. Hydro Flask didn’t ask me to write this post and I’m sure they’ve never heard of me. But I love their products. The clean lines, the smooth matte finish, the fun modern logo. And the colors – so fun! I’m eyeing the lime green. But they are an investment. I treated myself to one this past Christmas. I got the 40-ounce wide mouth with wide straw lid in black. I know I said I love the colors. I also love black….you should see my closet. Maybe next year Santa will bring me a fun new color.
So why does this work??? How has this finally helped me to reach my water goal each day?
- It’s 40 ounces. Which means I have to fill it up each morning and once midday. All I need to do is finish the bottle twice. I carry it everywhere with me.
- I just add a few ice cubes and it stays cold all day.
- The Wide Straw Lid is key – super easy to just drink while working or watching TV. With a straw I don’t notice how much I’m drinking, it just goes down easier (remember this when I want to cut back on high-calorie drinks…not straws
You can finish a water bottle twice a day! You can do it! I feel so much better and more energized each day. I also find I don’t eat as much – often your body might feel hungry but it’s actually thirsty.
This is not a sponsored post. I’m very brand loyal and when I find something I LOVE, I have to share it because I think you will too.
disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.