Daily Failures In Hydration
December 3, 2013 6:05 PM Subscribe
I am a grown-ass woman who fails utterly at hydrating herself. I would love any and all suggestions to help me drink more water regularly.
posted by Aquifer to Health & Fitness (49 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I don't drink enough water. Ever. At all. I almost never feel thirsty, and when I do, 2-3 drinks of water are enough to satisfy me. I think I've gotten into the habit of not drinking enough because I pee a lot (I've been this way my entire life, it's not a new symptom) and I tend to restrict my fluid intake so I'm not in the bathroom all the damn time. I used to be able to get away with this and feel fine, but not so much anymore. Also, I'm trying to get pregnant and I want to breastfeed and I know my one glass of water a day habit is not going to cut it.
I don't love just drinking water. I like juices but I don't really need all that sugar. I like to drink tea and coffee but those are the opposite of hydrating. I hate the taste of Gatorade and Powerade. Part of the reason I don't really drink alcohol is that I just get...tired of drinking liquids and stop. At this point, I'm afraid I'm going to end up like a Fremen with super-coagulating blood and no ability to produce tears.
I know the solution to this problem seems like it should be, "Um. Drink more water, stupid," and I hear that. I just...don't. What are some useful tips or advice to get into the habit of drinking more water? Thanks in advance!