This post was updated on November 6th, 2019.
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These are my tips on how to drink more water because water is good for you!
1. USE A STRAW.
I don’t know why this works. No more sipping out of cute water bottles. Ha! I don’t know why I think this. But I really believe we drink more water through straw bottles so we all have straw bottles.
2. MAKE IT COLD. (OR WARM).
I prefer cold water. But not too cold or it freezes my mouth and throat and I have to stop drinking. But I have a temperature that I like best so I try to keep my water at that temperature.
HOW DO I MAKE MY BERKEY WATER COLD? I used to fill up glass pitchers like these or these and put them in the fridge. Now, I use a countertop ice maker like this one with my water from my Berkey water filter. I fill up my cup with Berkey ice and then I fill up my double-wall insulated stainless steel cup with room temperature Berkey water and my water stays cold for hours.
I like that Bubba cup because it fits in my silly cup holders in my van (which are too small….wah wah). I also use these stainless steel straws with silicone tips so we can drink oils out of our cups (never use essential oils with plastic straws).
3. GET BIGGER CUPS
We are busy. We don’t have time to fill up our cup a million times a day. I know when I reach for my cup, if it’s full I will drink a ton…..or as much as I have time to gulp. But if it’s empty, chances are someone will need something or I won’t get a chance to fill it up and I’ll forget to drink water.
Get the biggest cup or bottle or tumbler you can find and you can manage. This goes for your kids also.
4. ADD ESSENTIAL OILS.
Do you know how I thought of this post? After adding orange essential oil to my water and realizing I was going to the potty more often than usual. Wait a minute? I’m drinking a LOT more water than I used to.
Why did I drink more water when I added orange essential oil to my water. I love it sooo sooo much. It takes amazing so I drink more. And, it’s only full of good antioxidants. Nothing artificial. It’s actually breaking down the bad stuff and helping me get it out.
HOW TO DRINK MORE WATER WHEN YOU DON’T LIKE IT.
IS YOUR WATER SAFE?
We use a Berkey Water filter to purify our drinking water. We started using it in 2013 when I had some miscarriages and started looking to clean up the toxins in our environment…water being one of them. The Berkey removes all the bad stuff and keeps the good stuff. It also saves money in the long run because you replace the filters every hundred years or so….no seriously. It’s awesome.
I started to get paranoid about using the ice out of our ice maker, so I bought a countertop ice maker and started putting my safe Berkey water in there so that even our ice is safe! I’m so happy!