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!