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Getting enough water is as easy as 1,2,3,4

Many say it's hard to get enough water. Here is how I worked up to getting my water:

1. 8 glasses is daunting, but 4 seemed easy. So I started with 1 glass with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack.

2. 4 was easy (8 still seemed like too much) so I made my 4 bigger. 4 bottles of water (16oz each) and suddenly I was drinking my 8 glasses.

3. I increased the size of my bottles by 4 oz at a time (first 20 then 24) now I drink 4 24 oz bottles

4. you can finish one bottle on any drive

- Submitted by NEWLITTLE1 4/27/2014 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Make hydration a habit

Drink 2 cups of water before you do anything else in the morning. You will feel the difference all day, and you will start recognizing the difference between hunger and thirst cues throughout the day.

- Submitted by SALAM4545 2/19/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Help for Hungry Feeling

Sobe Lifewater with citrimax really does help control my appetite.

- Submitted by CYLIB1 9/11/2012 in Product Reviews | 3 Comments
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Sobe Lifewater keeps me full and hydrated

I love Sobe's Zero Calorie Life Water products. They keep me feeling full -- especially the flavors with Citrimax. And I like that they are sweetened with Pure Via (stevia). Cherimoya Punch and the Strawberry Dragonfruit are probably my favorites. They are a very tasty way to calm 3:00 or evening munchies!

- Submitted by CYLIB1 7/27/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Liquified

I drink a lot of coffee in the morning, so the rest of the day I try to drink lots of water to counterbalance the diuretic qualities of the coffee. To do this, I carry around a big plastic cup with a plastic reusable straw that's meant for iced coffee--but it's filled with water! I'm not wasting any cups and the big straw ensures that I drink quickly. I also bring this with me to the gym so I can sip easily during my runs!

- Submitted by MONGIE09 3/1/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Water on the go ~ Store a couple bottles IN the car!

Keeping several bottles of water in the car in those little side pockets on the door, you know the ones that normally collect debris or trash. Stays cold all winter! Last summer, I really didn't mind the warm water. At least I had water. What started out as an accident has become a habit for me!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/22/2012 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Iceberg Lettuce, How I Love Thee...

Iceberg lettuce has a bad reputation. Which is a shame! So, here are some reasons why you should invite iceberg back into your healthy eating plan.
1. its inexpensive
2. mostly water (= hydration)
3. mostly fiber (= more fiber!! -wink, wink!)
4. adds bulk to regular salads (i.e. more food!! yay!)
5. neutral taste (you went to the trouble to make your own salad dressing you should at least taste it!) AND
6. memories (lunch box sandwiches! yum!)

- Submitted by LTCARTWRIGHT 12/29/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Drink all your water - but not all at once.

Drinking a lot of water (4+ cups) within a short period of time (~30-60 mins) will prevent your body from using it properly. It is MUCH better to spread your water intake over the whole day. This allows your kidneys to use it properly, instead of releasing unprocessed water and dehydrating you. If you drink throughout the day while eating, you replenish both sodium and water in your kidneys to keep them functioning properly.

- Submitted by 1STATEOFDENIAL 5/28/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Getting Water In!

We all know to drink our 8 8-oz glasses a day, and we all have different methods - mine is really simple. Instead of sipping it, every time I pick up my cup, I take 2 or 3 really big swallows. It sounds silly but I end up getting WAY more than my 8 glasses in every day as a result!

- Submitted by RAINBOWSMITE 5/24/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Not drinking enough water daily?

I have tried everything to get myself to drink enough water daily, but nothing worked. I tried almost every water bottle known to man (and woman); none of which worked. I did notice that when I was at work, if I had a cup with a straw, I tended to drink it faster and refill it more often. I found a cup at Wal-Mart that is insulated and has a built-in straw. I have had no problems with hydration since then. It's the straw!

- Submitted by KENDRAMILLARD 5/4/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Use cream, NOT lotion

Some lotions evaporate so fast, they do more harm than good. This is according to my dermatologist, who tells me to use cream instead of lotion.

- Submitted by SLUGGER17 4/1/2011 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments
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Water is your new best friend

I've been doing this for a couple of weeks now, and I find that it helps a lot. I've always been a big eater, I was an elite athlete from age thirteen up and could handle a high calorie intake. Now that I have a more average lifestyle, I've come to realize my eating habits needed an overhaul. Cutting things out made me feel deprived, so instead before every meal, or when I got a hankering for a snack I to this day drink a large glass of water.

- Submitted by DARCVADER92 3/24/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Water

If you have trouble drinking 64oz of water, I find easier to get water in when I use a reusable 20oz cup. It makes it easier to go down. Then its only 3 and a little you need. Plus to boot you you are hydrated! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by GIGALENA 2/3/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Drinking enough water

I purchased two 32 oz. Nalgene bottles. Having two bottles means always having cold water ready and available. I also bought a splash guard for these wide-mouth bottles so that I can drink from them while being active without spilling on myself. Finishing two bottles seems like less than drinking 8 glasses of water, but it's the same amount! Also better for the environment than plastic bottled water!

- Submitted by CBW1978 1/25/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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water everywhere you go!

I bought a 40 oz stainless steel water bottle from Klean Kanteen. (They come in different sizes and fun colors too!)

I take it EVERYWHERE. Using the sport top, you can easily drink at least one bottle full per day. You don't even notice how much you're drinking until it's empty.

- Submitted by NEWSPAPERFAX 1/21/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Drinking cold/ice water burns calories

Drinking cold/ice water instead of room temperature or cool tap water can help you burn calories. The cool water brings your body temperature down slightly, you burn about 70 calories when your body works to bring it back to normal. This is a quick and easy way to burn 70 pounds! (If found this fact in a Yahoo Health article in early January.)

- Submitted by NICKIEBH 1/12/2011 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Get an early start on those 8 glasses of water!

Before I go to sleep each night, I put a full glass of water next to my bed. I always wake up really thirsty, so its right there for me to drink - and the glass I use holds 2 full cups, so that is 25% of my daily water goal down in the first 3 minutes that I'm awake!!

- Submitted by GISPIN 1/12/2011 in Everything Else | 2 Comments
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Wake Up To - Water

I have a bottle of water at my bedside. When I wake up, I drink 8 oz. This gets my hydration started for the day. And somehow, it seems when I do this consistently, I tend to eat less. I don't know why or how; I just know it works!!!

- Submitted by HUMLADY1 12/7/2010 in Getting Started | 6 Comments
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STAYING HYDRATED

Knowing how important water is to weight loss, I have tried a few methods to insure I get at least my 64 oz a day. And actually those of us who live in hotter climates (it gets to 120* here in the summer) should be drinking even more.

At work I either 1) Keep a post it on my water bottle with the latest time I took a swig. I try to do every 30 minutes, not a guzzle just a swig. 2) Take a swig every time I notice my body heat go up (when I get upset, stressed or a cute guy walks by :) emoticon

- Submitted by KAYLADIVA777 11/28/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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The Incredible H2O!

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- Submitted by KRILLFURY 11/12/2010 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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Water

Drink a glass of water before eating a meal. You eat less and stay hydrated.

- Submitted by ROZA05 9/1/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Drinking water can be easy!

For many people drinking water is the most difficult part of their nutrition plan. I always mix plain water with sparkling water (app 3:1). It tastes great! I can't stop drinking it! emoticon

- Submitted by RONDUA82 7/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Icy Cold Hydration That Stays Cold Longer Without Coolers or Bags of Ice

Fill various sized bottles and jugs half full of water. Place bottles (not gallon jugs) so that they lean (keep stable) to one side while freezing (without lids). Keep gallon jugs upright (also no lids). When ready to use fill with fresh water and screw lids on snuggly and you're all set to go!

- Submitted by CHOCOHOLICLADY 7/26/2010 in Everything Else | 2 Comments
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Sneak Your Hydration

When filling up your water glass at the sink, once it's full, take as many gulps as you can immediately and then refill the glass to the top. You'll be hydrating yourself even more without thinking about it.

- Submitted by RAINBOWSMITE 7/24/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Kidney Stones & Hydration

If you are constantly on the edge of dehydration and only drink when you are thirsty, you are at a much higher risk for kidney stones. If you are in a hot dry climate where you may not notice a sweat because it dries so quickly, make an extra effort to stay hydrated. Drink a cup of Orange Juice or

- Submitted by POPEYETHETURTLE 6/19/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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