Water has countless benefits. We KNOW this. But… what are you supposed to do if you just don’t like the taste? Here is how to drink more water when you don’t like it…
First, it helps to know why drinking water is important. You have to know why your goal to drink water matters. The Mayo Clinic recommends 11.5 cups of fluids daily, and water is the best fluid to drink. Water makes your body function properly, and the article points out, “Drink water if you’re feeling hungry. Thirst is often confused with hunger.” (SOLD!) And if that’s not enough, WebMD notes one study found “that people who drank water before meals ate an average of 75 fewer calories at each meal. That doesn’t sound like a lot — but multiply 75 calories by 365 days a year. Even if you only drink water before dinner every day, you’d consume 27,000 fewer calories over the course of the year. That’s almost an eight-pound weight loss.”
Ok. So, simply drinking water will help with hunger. That’s a pretty hefty incentive.
I tried this and it definitely works. Drinking more water helped control my hunger – if I wanted a snack, I’ve been grabbing water first. It’s simple and doable – if I am hungry, I’ll have a snack but I definitely didn’t feel as hungry after drinking a glass of water.
Stock up on better water
For one of my 5-day resolutions, I vowed to drink more water. Here’s how I did it.
Basically: whatever is your favorite, stock up. Drinking more water is easiest when it’s accessible.
If you don’t love water, find ways to make it better. Adding frozen fruit (I love pineapple and peach) makes bland water taste not as bland. Hint water is also the same exact concept: it doesn’t taste like fruit juice, it just has a hint of fruit. (probably why it’s named Hint Water…)
What are your tips?
Or, forget water. Drink red wine instead.