Yeah I am pretty sure I don't drink enough because if I don't drink diet soda, I drink very little at all... Thanks for the idea, I'll try them. So far I have not found any tea that I like the taste of except for Arizona iced tea (bottled tea, full of sugar).
I bought some miso mix so maybe that would count, at least help me get more fluids? It is basically the miso soup base in a bottle(miso and dashi), you add about a tablespoon into water to make a broth which I thought might be a good snack to fill me up without adding calories as it is low calorie (if I don't add anything else) or if I want to make actual soup I just need to add some tofu, seaweed and scallions.
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I hated water. I trained myself to drink it, and now I like it, so it can be done. I just started with a small goal of drinking a 400ml bottle a day. It had to be cold and filtered. Now I drink plenty of water (varies day to day based on my thirst) and it can be cold, warm, whatever.
I used to not drink lots of water, but it eventually developed into a habit. One thing you can try doing is adding a splash of orange juice or lemonade to flavor it. (Don't add a lot because you want to keep the added calories low.) There are also water flavorers out there like Crystal Light or Mio, but those get expensive fast.
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I drink most of my water after exercising, when I am naturally thirsty. Also, I usually drink tea or coffee or just plain water while working. Sometimes, to overcome a craving, I drink several glasses of water, which helps quite a bit.
Diet soda is an addiction. It is really at best an extremely expensive packaged water. Getting rid of too sweet tastes helps with tasting vegetables better and thus promotes healthy eating. Even if diet soda is not plain harmful by itself, it causes the addiction to sweets to prolong. So it is a good idea to drop diet soda (or soda in general). An excellent replacement is tea. There are many, many flavors of tea, there must be one that you will actually like.
I've done numerous things in the past. I've diluted sports drinks (which I find I drink easily) and mashed up some frozen raspeberries into my water. Same thing with a squeeze of lemon or lime. It seems to help. Temperature is a big thing for me too - it needs to be cool, not cold or room temperature and it goes down easily.
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Try diluting your favorite fruit juice with a little water and gradually increase the amount until you're used to mostly water with a splash of juice. There's also lemons, limes, cucumbers, mint, melon, and tons of other natural things you could try infusing a pitcher of water with.
I have used Vitamin Water Zero on occasion to satisfy my daily quota of water. There are several different flavors. My preference is the "squeezed" version. It tastes like lemonade and has zero calories. I also find that sometimes varying the temperature of the water helps me to drink it. Sometimes hot, sometimes room temperature, sometimes cold from the tap or the refrigerator, and sometimes with ice. I don't know why the temperature makes a difference for me, but it seems to help on the days when I just don't want to drink water.
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I can not drink plain water unless I am working out. I have to put flavoring in it because it tastes like metal otherwise.
I use lemon, lime, Mio and Crystal Light type packets
Yes, drink water but other sources like fruits and veggies count too! Some fruits and veggies can hydrate you just as well as water. They also can act as a natural diruetic. Try Asparagus, cucumber, celery, spinach, etc. even veggie soup, bouillion....
Try Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Juice which only has 2 sugars...mix half with water or how about ice slushies made from fresh berries, water with lemon. Iced Coffee.
Help? I can't seen to get myself to drink enough water, mostly because I don't like it. I drink mostly diet soda, which I know is bad but if I try to drink less soda I end up just not drinking anything... I don't like tea either, or selzer. What can I do to get enough fluids without adding a bunch of calories?
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