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My new trick for getting more water


Sunday, December 02, 2012

I've been doing really poorly at this until recently, I must confess. I much prefer to just drink coffee and diet cokes all day, because I've needed the extra caffeine to keep me going this past year. But I'm trying to lose the weight, and I know that water is a big part of the picture, so here is what I'm doing.

I start the day with an empty orange juice bottle like this:



These bottles hold 60 oz, which is pretty close to the 64 we're all supposed to be drinking per day. Then I fill it with water, add a few squirts of MIO for flavor and I drink on it all day. Since the weather has turned colder, this wasn't working for me (I was too cold to want to drink ice cold water), so I started heating up my MIO water for a minute in the microwave...which makes it a little like a warm cup of tea...not too hot, because that makes it harder to chug...just warm enough so that it's comforting and enjoyable.

Weird..probably. But it's working. I'm definitely drinking more water...and I'm slowly dropping the pounds. Down 8 today, woo hoo!
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GUINEVERE23 12/3/2012 7:28PM

    I don't think a few squirts of MIO in a gallon of water is nearly as bad as my former diet coke addiction. But you don't have to use my trick if you don't like it. Do what works for you!

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JBELICIOUS5 12/3/2012 6:55PM

    That's a good idea to get a big bottle like that--I think I may do better getting the water in if I didn't have to keep refilling a bottle and instead say "I just have to drink this one BIG bottle" haha. Thanks for the tip!

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KENDRACARROLL 12/3/2012 10:59AM

    Hmm, artificial sweeteners and colors - not sure I'd make this a daily habit...
How does a squeeze of lemon or orange sound?

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KENDRACARROLL 12/3/2012 10:57AM

    Hmm, artificial sweeteners and colors - not sure I'd make this a daily habit...
How does a squeeze of lemon or orange sound?

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TRAVELISMYGAME 12/3/2012 9:29AM

    Never thought of warming MIO water. Might have to try that sometime, cause you're right...sometimes on cold days drinking cold water just doesn't work!

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INNER_PEACE 12/2/2012 3:35PM

    Hmmm! I'll have to give this a try. I actually just bought some Mio to help with water intake as well. I have been wanting something warmer. Thanks!

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