How Do you Drink your Water?

IMG_0662-1I went to see a dietitian a few years back and the first thing he told me after finally making it through the doors of his office is the following “Fat + H2o = burn”. A coffee addict and not much of a water fan myself, I began drinking more and more, sometimes forcing myself to drink water even if I’m not thirsty and I have to say it did make a differance.

If I’m not on a diet and I don’t drink enough water, then I don’t lose weight. If I get a sudden headache, I try to drink at least half a litre of water and on most occasions that works. I sometimes trick myself into skipping meals without feeling hungry by eating a small piece of chocolate followed by half a litre of water and my appetite would be suppressed at once. Water is good for me even though I’m skeptical regarding the forcing yourself to drink two or more litres of water when you are not thirsty. I wouldn’t mind drinking it all in the form of coffee but apparently coffee does the opposite of what water is supposed to do and you have to double your intake of water or something.

My point is, water is good for me, I don’t have to drink 2 litres everyday but I do have to drink some. I drink mine at room temperature and I hate cold water. I currently drink Volvic bottled water as its my favourite but some say don’t drink bottled water because it causes kidney stones or whatever. I’m thankful we have good clean water to drink at all to be frank when people on other parts of the world live in draughts and famine. However, there are days when I don’t drink a single cup and I look at the cup/bottle and I need to be coaxed into drinking it and that doesn’t make me happy.

Sometimes I add a few slices of lime and mint leaves to the water and the water flavour would have a mojito like tang, albeit a very faint one. A friend of mine once told me she workouts with water that has two or three drops of apple juice in it to help flavour the water and gives a hint of sugar. There are also flavoured water bottles available in the Co-ops but for some reason I don’t feel like trying them out, I’m not a fan of artificial flavourings and sweeteners in my water. I find out that keeping a bottle of water in my bag helps a lot on days when I don’t feel like drinking any but I need more ideas.

So, if you are a water drinker, do you have any tips/ideas/variations on drinking water? Please do share.

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