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3/2/09 12:44 P

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I have to say that I do well with my daily water intake. However, I can't say that has always been the case. But after changing up my diet and increasing my intake of healthy foods, I started to bring my lunch to work. With that, I included lots of healthy foods to snack on throughout the day while just sitting at my desk. And while snacking I continuously drink water. So it got pretty easy for me that way. I have also tried some of the flavored water. I even slacked up on buying anything other than water for my house. My eleven year old son is even a big water drinker. It's gotten to the point that he so accustomed to drinking water that he'll ask for it whenever we eat out. So I am pleased! emoticon

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7/2/07 10:26 P

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All the new water packet supplements are great. You can add them to your water bottle and drink them after your meal. I always drink after I eat and not with my meal.

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6/17/07 2:10 P

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I find that I can drink the Aquafina flavoured water bottles much more easily than regular water. I imagine it's basically the same thing, plus about 5 calories or something. That might be something worth trying!

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6/17/07 1:53 P

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The only way I will drink enough water is if I do it after dinner. I have a 1 litter bottle and every night after I eat I fill it up and drink it. I make sure I finish about an hour before bed otherwise I'm up all night, but this is the only way that works for me.

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6/17/07 1:13 P

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I always thought that it was a lie that water could help fill you up and make it easier to not overeat until I started needing to eat to gain. My goodness, it's NO lie, is it? I'm in the same boat. I can't hardly even drink more than 2 oz of fluid with a meal and still finish the meal. When I went into the hospital 3 weeks ago, they said that I was terribly dehydrated, so it's something that's been on my mind a lot lately. My mom jokes that if she has to, she'll hold me down and make me drink more water, but she has no idea how much it fills me up.

I really don't have any suggestions, because really, the only time I find that I can tolerate the added fluid is when I'm out bike riding and then, I'm sure the fluid is just replacing what the heat is taking out. I hope to read some suggestions here for sure!

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6/17/07 12:21 P

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Is anyone else having (or had) a difficult time getting 8 cups of water a day? I'm using water bottles, and managing more than 2 (4 cups) is difficult for me. I like to drink other things, too, but the water is taking over my fluid intake, as well as making me full with no calories.

I did find Propel Fitness powder packets you can put in the water bottle like those Crystal Light things. That's giving me 20 calories for each water bottle, and it's way cheaper than actually buying Propel water.

Any tips or suggestions?

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