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Last year, I signed up for a nutrition program which taught me how to eat and drink better and I learned exactly how much water I should be drinking a day – around 80 oz. At the time, I was lucky if I was drinking 16 oz. Shocking, I know. So when I started to try to drink 80 oz. per day, I needed a few tricks to remind me to keep drinking throughout the day and I’m sharing my “5 Ways to Drink More Water” below. 1. Large framed calendar under glass and a dry erase marker
I like to use a large yearly calendar framed under glass and a dry erase marker to tick off everyday that I’ve exercised, ate healthy, and drank all my water. It helps with my consistency and helps keep me going throughout the year. 2.Small daily dry erase chart
But as for daily reminders to help you increase your daily intake, there are free water apps where you can fill up your entire body with water or empty each glass of water you drink. 4. Setting timers on the phone
But what really helped me was setting timers on my phone. I would fill up my water bottle and I would need to drink 1 bottle by 11am, the 2nd bottle by 1:30pm, the next by 3:30pm etc. until I met my 80 oz. quota. 5. Colorful rubberbands on the bottle
But if you work somewhere where you can’t have your phone going off with alarms throughout the day, you can also use rubber bands! Simply remove one each time you finish each bottle of water until you take them all off. So for my Contigo AUTOSEAL® Chill Bottle which holds 24 oz., I put 4 rubber bands on the bottle. I used colorful rubber bands because sometimes life needs more color! And what really helps me to drink more water is my Contigo water bottle. It keeps water cold for up to 28 hours with Thermalock™ Vacuum Insulation which is definitely a plus when running errands in Los Angeles in a hot car during the summer! It also has Spill Proof – Auto seal technology. It knows when to close! So no more spills in the car, on the treadmill, on your desk, etc. Just press to sip and release to seal automatically, using the spout cover to help protect against dirt and germs when you’re finished hydrating. To learn more about Contigo water bottles, you can check them out on Instagram and Facebook!