How to keep hydrated

I joined Weight Watchers back in May and have really enjoyed it. Best of all, I'm loosing weight I never thought I would/could.

One of the key components of the program is to drink a lot of water. To ensure I do this, I set up 2 rules for myself:

  • As soon as I get in to the office, I completely fill up a mug with water and keep it in front of me. By doing this, I find myself just picking it up and drinking. I even seem to be more aware of my thirst than ever before.
  • Whenever I have to go to the bathroom (which happens more when drinking water!) I must first completely finish and fill my mug again. Usually, there's only a bit left, so drinking it down is no problem. By going to the water cooler first and putting the mug back on my desk, before using the restroom, it's always there again for me.

By using these rules, I often drink 6-12 mugs of water a day, with each mug being about 1.5 cups! This is really amazing for me, because I often wouldn't even drink anything during my work day. By doing this, I feel better, think more clearly, have more energy, and support my weight loss by actively engaging in the Weight Watcher's water drinking component of the program.

Hope this helps someone. Please let me know if you find these rules helpful for you!

Comments
Holly's Gravatar Thanks for sharing, Ken. I, too, have been trying to drink more water, on a regular basis. I must confess, that for all my life, to the best of my recollection, I have told myself that I didn't like the taste of water. I don't ever remember being encouraged to drink water as a child, and I certainly never encouraged my children to drink water. When they were thirsty, we all reached for juice or milk.

Much to my surprise, the habit hasn't been as difficult as I might have thought. Indeed, I do like the taste, and it quenches thirst in a way nothing else has for me. I notice the biggest difference it's made for me in 2 odd ways: my eyes are less dry, and my skin feels less dry too!

Holly
# Posted By Holly | 12/18/07 5:07 PM
Jeffry Houser's Gravatar Absolutely brilliant!
# Posted By Jeffry Houser | 1/12/08 5:30 PM