I have invested in a large stash of fruit flavored herbal teas. Peach and mint medley (bigelow) herbals are my favorite and I do Pomegranate Green tea when I need a little caffeine. This has really helped me increase my water intake during the day and right before meals. I don't like regular water, but I will drink my peach tea all day long!
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Water at work tastes AWFUL, even with Brita pitcher, so I steep fruit/herbal tea in 8 ounces of water until it's dark, then pour over ice with cold water -- better than crystal lite because there's no artificial sweeteners, no caffeine. I'm drinking much more water this way.
Herbal, caffeine free teas work bets -- Right now I'm working through a box of Celestial Seasonings Fruit Tea Sampler.
Put 1 fruit tea bag in 1bottle of cold water - it will add just enough of the tea 2 the water 2 give it a smell + a small taste.
The smell tricks your mind into thinking your drinking a fruit drink, the taste will be enough 2 get past the non-existent water taste.
1 tea bag will give you enough flavor + smell for 2-3 bottle of water if the water your using is cold + not hot. This ends up saving money too in the long run - you're stretching your $/tea bags farther.
Every once in a while I get sick of plain water, but the flavored waters here in Germany are either full of sugar or artificial sweeteners. I found out how to make my own 0 calorie flavored water threw accident! We have great fruit teas here in germany, I use 5 bags of fruit tea on a pitcher of hot water and just let it cool down. Then I mix it with sparkling water and finished. Flavored Water!
My favorites are blueberry vanilla or black and blueberry fruit tea from Teekanne.
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