5 Ways to Drink More Water

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How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day?

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 5 ways to drink more water, as well as 2 signs you are dehydrated.

In the comment section below, tell me how much water do you drink per day?

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What Are The Benefits Of Drinking Water?

Water - Fitness Superfood #5

Water is essential to Living Lean.

The average person is made up of approximately 60% water.

Water helps:

  • to keep your body functioning
  • your body get rid of waste
  • control your appetite

Therefore it’s important to stay properly hydrated.

How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day?

How Much Water Should I Drink To Lose Weight Fast

If you’re wondering how much water you should drink in a day, it depends.

Depending on your climate and activity level, I often recommend people drink at least 3 liters of water a day.

However, if you live in a hot climate, or are very active, I often recommend more water.

I personally aim to drink 4 liters of water per day.

Here Are 2 Signs You Are Dehydrated

How do I know if I’m properly hydrated?

Here’s a quick test to see if you’re properly hydrated.

Next time you’re in the bathroom peeing, pay attention to your urine.

If your urine is clear and odorless, it’s a good indicator that you are properly hydrated, and on the right track.

However, if your urine is really yellow and smells, this is a sign that you need to drink more water.

5 Ways to Drink More Water

Here are your 5 ways to drink more water.

#1. Buy A Big BPA-Free Re-usable Water Bottle

I want you to invest in a big BPA-free, re-usable water bottle that is at least 1 liter.

Then keep this water bottle filled with water throughout the day.

Once your water bottle is empty, if it’s a 1 liter bottle, you simply have to re-fill it 3 more times, if your goal is to drink 4 liters of water a day.

This is a simple way know if you’re hitting your daily water consumption goal.

By knowing how much water your re-usable water bottle holds, you’ll have a visual reminder of how much water you need to drink throughout the day.

I currently use this 40 oz stainless steel water bottle.

Since 40 oz is the equivalent to 1.18 liters, I know I need to drink just under 3.5 bottles of water per day to hit my 4 liter water consumption goal.

In the past, I’ve also used a 1 liter glass juice bottle.

After you finish the juice, simply wash out the bottle, then re-use that 1 liter glass bottle for your water bottle.

#2. Keep Your Water Bottle With You At The Office

Bring your water bottle to the office and keep it on top of your desk, so it’s always within your sight.

Put it close to your computer, so when you’re typing away, your water is always close by.

Also, make sure you bring your water bottle to the gym with you.

That way you don’t have to waste time walking back and forth to the water fountain.

Having your water bottle with you will also help you drink more water, compared to if you have to go to the water fountain.

#3. Add Natural Flavors To Your Water

5 ways to drink more water

I personally love the refreshing taste of water.

However, if you need more taste, do not use those water drop options that are sweetened with artificial sweeteners.

I recommend adding a few natural flavoring ingredients to your water.

Use These Healthy Natural Water Flavoring Ingredients:

  • cucumber slices
  • ginger slices
  • fruit
    • berries
    • apples
    • watermelon
    • oranges
  • cinnamon sticks
  • mint
  • basil
  • lime
  • lemon

You know I love drinking lemon water every morning.

Lemon Water Benefits And How To Make Lemon Water

Fill your re-usable water bottle the night before to allow the flavors to really come alive.

Then simply leave the ingredients in your water bottle all day as you keep refilling to hit your water goals.

At the end of the day, throw out the ingredients, wash out your water bottle, then repeat the next day.

4 Healthy Natural Water Flavoring Recipes

Here are 4 different water flavoring recipes using a variations of these natural flavoring ingredients.

Berry Infused Ginger Cucumber Water Recipe

Print Recipe
Berry Infused Ginger Cucumber Water
Berry Flavored Ginger Cucumber Water Recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Berry Flavored Ginger Cucumber Water Recipe
Instructions
  1. In a glass or water bottle add 2 thick or 4 thin cucumber slices, 2 thick or 4 thin ginger root slices, and a handful of berries including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
  2. Fill up your re-usable glass or water bottle with water, then stir it up.
  3. For maximum flavor, store the water in the fridge the night before to allow the flavors to infuse into the water and really come alive. If you make it during the day, simply store the water in the fridge for 10-60 minutes to allow the flavor to infuse into the water.
  4. If you're in a rush, you can mash the ingredients with a fork to release the flavor and infuse the water quicker.
  5. Then simply leave the ingredients in your water bottle all day as you keep refilling it to hit your water consumption goals.
  6. Then at the end of the day, throw out the ingredients, wash out your water bottle, then repeat the recipe, or use another one of our flavor infused recipes for the next day.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 0

Protein: 0g

Carbohydrates: 0g

Fat: 0g

Raspberry Lime Infused Water Recipe

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Raspberry Lime Infused Water Recipe
Raspberry Lime Infused Water Recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 handful raspberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1-2 slices lime (1 thick or 2 thin peeled slices)
  • Few large basil leaves
  • Water (enough to fill up your water bottle or glass)
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 handful raspberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1-2 slices lime (1 thick or 2 thin peeled slices)
  • Few large basil leaves
  • Water (enough to fill up your water bottle or glass)
Raspberry Lime Infused Water Recipe
Instructions
  1. In a glass or water bottle add 1 handful of frozen or fresh raspberries, 1 thick or 2 thin peeled slices of lime, and a few large basil leaves.
  2. Fill up your re-usable glass or water bottle with water, then stir it up.
  3. For maximum flavor, store the water in the fridge the night before to allow the flavors to infuse into the water and really come alive. If you make it during the day, simply store the water in the fridge for 10-60 minutes to allow the flavor to infuse into the water.
  4. If you're in a rush, you can mash the ingredients with a fork to release the flavor and infuse the water quicker.
  5. Then simply leave the ingredients in your water bottle all day as you keep refilling it to hit your water consumption goals.
  6. Then at the end of the day, throw out the ingredients, wash out your water bottle, then repeat the recipe, or use another one of our flavor infused recipes for the next day.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 0

Protein: 0g

Carbohydrates: 0g

Fat: 0g

Apple Cinnamon Infused Water Recipe

Print Recipe
Apple Cinnamon Infused Water
Apple Cinnamon Infused Water
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2-4 slices apple (2 thick or 4 thin slices)
  • 1/2 stick Cinnamon
  • Water (enough to fill up your water bottle or glass)
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2-4 slices apple (2 thick or 4 thin slices)
  • 1/2 stick Cinnamon
  • Water (enough to fill up your water bottle or glass)
Apple Cinnamon Infused Water
Instructions
  1. In a glass or water bottle add 2 thick or 4 thin slices of apple and a 1/2 cinnamon stick.
  2. Fill up your re-usable glass or water bottle with water, then stir it up.
  3. For maximum flavor, store the water in the fridge the night before to allow the flavors to infuse into the water and really come alive. If you make it during the day, simply store the water in the fridge for 10-60 minutes to allow the flavor to infuse into the water.
  4. If you're in a rush, you can mash the ingredients with a fork to release the flavor and infuse the water quicker.
  5. Then simply leave the ingredients in your water bottle all day as you keep refilling it to hit your water consumption goals.
  6. Then at the end of the day, throw out the ingredients, wash out your water bottle, then repeat the recipe, or use another one of our flavor infused recipes for the next day.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 0

Protein: 0g

Carbohydrates: 0g

Fat: 0g

Mint Infused Lemon Water

Print Recipe
Mint Infused Lemon Water
Mint Infused Lemon Water
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2-4 slices ginger root (2 thick or 4 thin slices)
  • 1-2 slices lemon (or lime) (1 thick or 2 thin peeled slices)
  • Few leaves mint (including stem)
  • Water (enough to fill up your water bottle or glass)
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2-4 slices ginger root (2 thick or 4 thin slices)
  • 1-2 slices lemon (or lime) (1 thick or 2 thin peeled slices)
  • Few leaves mint (including stem)
  • Water (enough to fill up your water bottle or glass)
Mint Infused Lemon Water
Instructions
  1. In a glass or water bottle add 2 thick or 4 thin slices of ginger root, 1 thick or 2 thin peeled slices of lemon or lime, and a few mint leaves including the stem.
  2. Fill up your re-usable glass or water bottle with water, then stir it up.
  3. For maximum flavor, store the water in the fridge the night before to allow the flavors to infuse into the water and really come alive. If you make it during the day, simply store the water in the fridge for 10-60 minutes to allow the flavor to infuse into the water.
  4. If you're in a rush, you can mash the ingredients with a fork to release the flavor and infuse the water quicker.
  5. Then simply leave the ingredients in your water bottle all day as you keep refilling it to hit your water consumption goals.
  6. Then at the end of the day, throw out the ingredients, wash out your water bottle, then repeat the recipe, or use another one of our flavor infused recipes for the next day.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 0

Protein: 0g

Carbohydrates: 0g

Fat: 0g

#4. Set A Reminder In Your Smart Phone

5 Ways to Drink More Water

When you are super busy and distracted throughout the day, you may forget to drink water.

Set up an alarm notification or timer in your smart phone to help remind you to keep chugging your water.

In case you forget, this notification will remind you every hour to take a few big drinks.

#5. Make A Pact to Drink Water Before Meals

Commit to drinking one glass of water before every snack and meal throughout the day.

Drinking water before eating will also help keep you feeling fuller, faster.

In fact, a lot of times when people think they’re hungry, they actually need to hydrate.

If this is the case, drink more water.

Bottom Line On How To Drink More Water

Here’s the bottom line Live Leaner.

If drinking 3-4 liters of water a day sounds crazy, start slow.

Living Lean is about making progress, not perfection.

Try adding one extra glass of water a day for a week.

Then next week, increase it to 2 extra glasses of water per day.

I think you get the point.

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65 responses to “5 Ways to Drink More Water

  1. Been trying to drink at least 10 8oz glasses a day, but its been hard so
    thanks for these super healthy and delicious tips!!

  2. You should not drink to much water, in fact some have died drinking to much
    water according to the newspaper. water depend on you ,a labour working on
    the hot sun may drink 10 liter of water but a computer engineer who work in
    air-condition environment drink less. only drink water when you are
    thirsty..

  3. I estimate I drink about 4-5 cups…but I wanna know is it bad to drink
    while eating a meal? Is it better to drink before or after eating a meal?

  4. hey brad i drink around a gallon a day… sometimes tho ill have gree tee
    and ill put a little stevia in it… would you say this is living lean???
    thanks man!

  5. I try to drink a minimum of 2 liters, but some days it’s a lot easier than others. I also drink about 1.2 liters of green tea, and my protein shake has water in it. Do those count?

  6. Regarding the glass of water before every meal, I remember reading
    somewhere that drinking a big glass of water before a meal can wash away
    some of the stomach acids that digest your food making your body less
    efficient at digesting the meal. Any truth behind that?

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