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On Water

Monday, March 08, 2010

One of my goals for this month is to try and drink more water. When I lived in Minnesota, hydration was no problem, but since I moved to Montana (2 years ago!) I have hydrophobia.
Montana is a high desert -- it's dry here all the time -- but my water intake has greatly decreased to my detriment. But since I've been paying attention, I realized some things:

1. I'm very picky about my drinking receptical. I hate drinking out of bottles -- little plastic ones, big Nalgene-y ones -- I much prefer a glass-glass. I've found a bottle that I'll tolerate at work, but drinking water is definitely very conscious.

2. I prefer my beverages hot. This translates to more tea and coffee, but they have caffeine. Do you folks count tea?

3. I hate having to go to the bathroom so often.

So I have a few barriers to fluid intake...I think most of them, I'm just going to have to suck it up and drink more. This is a particularly hard habit to form for me. Do other people have this much trouble?
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    I don't count tea, but if you do use it, use white tea. It's the lowest on caffeine. Fruits will also keep you hydrated too!
    2969 days ago
    You should get some herbal teas-- those certainly count, since there is no caffeine to dehydrate you. You can also make herbal iced teas, which are really tasty!
    2970 days ago
  • HMILLY2020
    I know what you mean about having to pee all the time. It really sucks at work.
    2970 days ago
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