1)Eat within 20 minutes after waking up.
Most restaurants are really cold, which always makes me want to order something hearty and comforting. If I get a hot water with lemon (hot tea would work, too) and warm up a little before I order my meal, I'm much more likely to order something that's actually good for me.
It is sometimes hard for me to get in my 8 glasses of water a day. I get bored with the flavor. So, I like to squeeze in some lemon juice and add a natural sweetener packet. This gives it a refreshing flavor and encourages me to consume more water. If you are on the go, I suggest True Lemon, which is a all natural packet of lemon that you can take with you.
I was on a month long plateu until I started to drink a mug of boiled water with a slice of lemon in it. I don't know if it's the reason I lost 3lbs in a week, but it was the only change I made! Other than that, it's a good way to cleanse your digestive system and start the day.
I add Metro Mint water in peppermint, spearmint, lemon mint, orange mint, and even chocolate mint to my plain water to help me guzzle down the 8 glasses per day.
When out & about, it's hard to take actual lemon juice with you to flavor water. TrueLemon packets are crystallized lemon juice and are individual-portion-sized. Just dump 1/2-1 packet in your water & you've got lemon water. Usually find it in juice aisle next to lemon juice. Helps when not near a water filter.
I was reading about Marissa Tomei in a health magazine and it said in the mornings, she didn't drink coffee, but that she would have a mug of hot water with a slice of lemon as a refreshing beverage. I tried it myself this morning and it really is good! For any time of day!
In addition to needing my daily water, I am a Diabetic. Going out to lunch or dinner generally leaves me with 3 choices of beverage - water, coffee or tea.
I drink so much water! As we all do!! So a little trick that I use. True Lemon, True Lime, and True Orange! 1 packet=large wedge of the fruit. 2 packets=1Tof the fruit.
I add chopped mint leaves (fresh, not dried!), slices of fresh ginger and slices of fresh lemon to my water. I make up a bunch of bottles and have them in the fridge ready to go. The mix makes my water taste lovely without adding sugar, articicial sweeteners or acids that would upset my stomach.