Are you drinking enough water?

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Do you drink enough water?  I struggle to drink my 8 recommended cups each day. It’s also easy to lose count on how many you have had.  I have tried otehr methods like tallying it on the fridge but it just doens’t seem to work.  Now, I use this great way to encourage myself to drink more water:

  1. Fill your water bottle up
  2. Wrap 7 hair ties or rubber bands around the bottle
  3. Remove a hair tie each time you refill your bottle (I have a Tupperware drink bottle, I put my hairties into the base)
  4. By the end of the day you need to have removed all hairties.

Tips to improve your water intake:

  • Have a glass of water after you wake up.
  • Have a glass of water with each meal during the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks.
  • When you are craving something sweet instead have a drink of water.
  • Big drink of water on every hour
  • Try adding ice to your water, cold water tastes better.
  • Add some lemon or lime to enhace the taste
  • Have a glass of water before a can of softdrink

Do you have any great tips and ideas to improve water intake?

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Libby November 6, 2010 - 7:40 PM

I've seen this tip before – I think via Flylady – but works so WELL with the tupperware drink bottle. What a shame my DD recently lost the bottom of mine :-(. It would have been good to finally have a use for that bottom part :-).


Tara-Lee Bush November 18, 2010 - 6:40 AM

Such a great idea. I need to drink more water, I have an addiction to caffiene and need to stop drinking so much soft drink.

Katrina November 18, 2010 - 11:44 PM

same I love Coke, this helps me drink more water.

Amy Jade July 13, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Awesome idea I always take for granted I drink enough water but I know somedays I certainly dont. I have a tupperware bottle too so I have  already started using your awesome tip!! Hey girls who drink too much soft drink perhaps you could give yourself a visual and get an empty container and each time you have a can of coke add 9 teaspoons of sugar to the container and see what it looks like at the end of the week it might shock you into cutting back or giving it up completely 🙂

Katrina July 13, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Ooh now that is a really scary thought to put the sugar into a glass, but certainly good to look back and see what you have consumped, great idea.

Ollie July 13, 2012 - 11:06 AM

Love this idea. I can go a whole day without drinking one glass of water (and often do). I will try this. Thanks

Katrina July 13, 2012 - 10:35 PM

I hope it works to help you start a water drinking routine J

Mrsrachelbell July 13, 2012 - 1:24 PM

I am doing the 12WBT, and have been drinking 2 litres a day just before we started… I have a 1.5 litre bottle that I drink and then add 500ml when I have emptied the bottle.. IIt looks like a lot, but its not once you get going, and your skin feels soft I feel less bloated… Dehydrated bodies dont burn fat!

Katrina July 13, 2012 - 10:35 PM

I know I need to drink more, great tips!

Mel Lord February 9, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Do you know if you can still buy these drink bottles???

Natalie April 24, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Yes they have brought them back again

Sarah April 22, 2016 - 6:18 AM

Love this idea! I have found the tally system works for me but I am reminded to have a drink every time I go to the loo.

Amy April 22, 2016 - 7:27 AM

I got a 1.7 litre water bottle from aldi and I love it. It was around $7. I drink that every day plus a 600ml bottle and I know I am good to go! I think they called it a desk water bottle. They have them once or twice a year.

Laure April 22, 2016 - 1:18 PM

I usually drink around 3L a day depending maybe an extra 1L if I am at gym. This amount is not good for everyone and I have built it up over a few months drinking more and more until I know how much I need to drink to be my healthiest. This is a great tip! Infusing the water works well for my mum too. Im lucky I like the taste for cold pure still water (I know warm water is best but I cant drink it warm).


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