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1/18/12 11:56 P

Cold water with a straw and lots of ice LOL it usually helps I always keep some in the fridge. For flavor I use lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, cucumber slices or tea like green tea without sugar, or fruit flavored tea without sugar if you like that.

NYKOLEL Posts: 689
1/18/12 11:26 P

dont think just drink. if you want flavor try crystal light powder that you can put it in a bottle water and shake it up they are really good

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1/18/12 4:06 P

Thank you so guys are all awesome. So I started drinking my coffee black and am drinking hot teas plain. I put a pitcher in the fridge with citrus fruits and water and that is working pretty good. I still have the crystal light pitcher as well so I can alternate. I used to have headaches bad but since I have slowed down on the aspartame it is much better. I have found the colder the water is the easier it is for me to drink. Again thanks so much and keep coming with those ideas.

ARABWEL Posts: 258
1/4/12 8:38 P

at work whenever I leave my desk, i stop at the water cooler.

1/4/12 8:35 P

I keep a cup on my desk with a lid and straw. I fill it with water and sip on it a bit at a time all day.

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1/4/12 7:11 P

I have three water bottles which add up to my daily requirement, I fill them with filtered water, chill them in the fridge, maybe add a bit of flavor, and keep at them all day until they are gone.

I quit Crystal Light because the aspartame makes me crazy. Arizoa Teas does a good flavor packet, and MIO is alright.

My father was a cheapskate, I was never allowed sodas at a meal, not even fast food meals! He said it would spoil my appetite and the flavor of the food. I believed him until the first time I paid my own check. Thanks, Dad, I always drink water at meals now!

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1/4/12 7:07 P

I also never really liked water. I still don't LOVE it actually. I really don't like the crystal light, I hate the fake sugar stuff.

It helps me to have water near me all the time in one of those cold drink cups with the straw in it. This way it reminds me to drink water and it stops me from going to the fridge to get the Pepsi that I used to want before. Sidenote- It is funny because I would drink pepsi ALL the time before, and after a week of drinking just water and lemonade, it seems so THICK and sugary to drink which I never noticed before. Good Luck!

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1/4/12 7:02 P

I used to hate water too and struggle to drink my "daily requirement" because it just seemed so much. I was staying at my parents and my mum had bought my little sister those small 8oz bottles to pack for lunch so I told myself that I had to drink one of those between every 8oz of flavoured water or crystal light. Now I'm able to drink about 20oz of water at a time (although I still alternate between plain and crystal light....!)

LIVINGPROOF006 Posts: 918
1/4/12 6:31 P

A straw always helps me

SONI51 Posts: 491
1/3/12 4:54 P

I say, just down it. I used to drink water with crystal light in it and decided that I needed to break away from that routine because I didn't want to drink the artificial sweetner with it. So now I just drink 40 oz during the day and 33 oz at night and done with it...

LAETU5 Posts: 1,405
1/3/12 4:47 P

I think it's a good idea to force yourself to drink plain water until you like it. You could start by using non-calorie flavorings (like crystal light or tea) and cut down how much you use flavorings over time. And if you don't keep sodas around to drink you'd just have to make do with the water when you are thirsty.

Your tap water may just have an odd taste too which might mean you should buy a filter..I don't like our tap water here (assuming it's because we have hard water) but am fine with it when I have it from the fridge dispenser which runs through a filter. Water really shouldn't have much of taste other than "wet".

OPUSEVA Posts: 1,334
1/3/12 3:30 P

Please remember that EVERYTHING you drink counts toward your "water". It doesn't have to be just plain water.

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1/3/12 3:26 P

Once you successfully incorporate water on the regular into your diet, then you will start to like and crave it. I think a good way to get water in the mix if you dislike it is to set reminders on your phone or some other type of alarm, and get your glass of water, and drink it right then and there.

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1/3/12 1:52 A

I think to start liking water again, one has to stop drinking the soda. Your body will naturally want its water, and if there is no soda to drink, you will start loving the water and very quickly too. As long as you keep drinking the soda, drinking water will be a problem.

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1/2/12 11:49 P

You can add slices of citrus fruit (lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange) or cucumber or ginger (or try a combo) to your jug of water in the fridge.

I also LOVE seltzer. My husband got me a home seltzer maker for my b-day and now I fizz my favorite teas also.

I like mint tea and also trader joe's white pommegranite. Sometimes I make it double strength and poor over ice for a cold treat.

SASSY_CAT Posts: 57
1/2/12 11:41 P

I also hate water so I know what you are talking about. I drink SOBE Lifewater it comes in fruit flavors and 0 calories, and it is sweetened with Stevia a natural sweetener. Safeway also has flavored waters but they just didn't do it for me. The lifewater has replaced the diet Dr Pepper that I used to drink all day. I also have gotten into flavored teas, like peach mango and there is a whole world of flavors out there.
Good luch

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1/2/12 11:24 P

Okay so I love the calorie counter and I am already noticing that my portions and food choices have been changed for the better. I am amazed. However I am not figuring out ways to drink my 8 cups of water. I hate water. I know that sounds weird but I was not a water baby growing up it was soda and I do not have a taste for it. You would think I was taking horrible medicine. What else can I flavor it with besides lemon? Thanks so much!

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