I love my pink 24 oz CamelBak water bottle. It's marked at the 8-16-24 oz levels, making it easy for me to see at a glance how much water I have drank from the bottle. I keep it filled with ice water on my desk at work and have a goal to finish 3 bottles per day (72 oz or 9 cups).
Of course it doesn't have to be a CamelBak bottle - any bottle that is see-thru and you enjoy drinking from will work! I even have a special koozie ordered that will help keep my water even colder.
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So, I just started here at SP. One of the things that my Wife has encouraged me to do is to get a good water bottle and fill it before I go to work and drink from that. A HUGE secret that I've found about myself is that if I have the bottle of water at my desk but off to the side, I will drink very little - like not even touch it. The trick is to keep it in front of me, near my monitor so it's always within view. Instinctivly, I reach for it, take a few sips, put it back.
Within the 20 minutes I've been at work, I've already drank 8 oz of water and haven't even noticed it...
If you are tempted to go to the drive thru every day, do this instead. Every day pack a small cooler with healthy foods and drinks to keep in your car. Bring yogurt sticks (easier to eat), carrot sticks and low fat dip, low fat protein bars and bottles of water with you so you not be tempted by going and eating high fat foods at the drive thru and you will stay hydrated and not be as hungry. Try it, it works!!
Plus if you have kids, they will have healthy snacks available to them as well. Good for the entire family!
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