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My best bet for getting in at least 10 cups per day is "chug counting". Measure out 1 c. and count how many big, consecutive swallows it takes to drink it (for me, it's 12). I get water from the tap and know that when I count to my magic number of chugs, 8 oz. is down for the day!
This is a lifestyle change. I have to eat what I like. I hate salad, raw veggies, oatmeal, your typical diet foods. So I don't eat them! My diet is full of delicious food that I LOVE! I know I can eat like this for the rest of my life. It is not a temporary change.
When you make a meal (any of them, even snacks) get a glass or bottle of water. Between EVERY bite of food, drink 1 or 2 sips of youre water.
become a vegan, or at least vegetarian.
I deserve the best. I will not put so much food and "food-stuff" aka "Frankenfoods" into my body. (MODERATION)
I tend to eat way too fast! I've found that if I take my time and really savor each bite, I know the moment I'm full and don't overeat. Making meals purposeful helps too - I try not to eat while watching TV or sitting at my desk.
I've noticed that if I eat a high protein breakfast then I am full all morning without any hunger pangs! At least 15g of protein in my breakfast helps me feel satisfied for longer than a lower protein breakfast. Don't skimp on your carbs though, my whole grain bread has 5g of protein in one slice.