No matter how often everyone reminds me how healthy water is, I have never - or rarely - succeeded in allowing more than half a glass to flow through my throat every day. I prefer to hydrate my body with some cola lights. Stop drinking soda - Stop sugar. Officially I do not participate in Tournée Minerale, but that was the last week for me. Because I accepted the challenge: drinking more water in seven days. Do you also associate water with a hot bath rather than with your favorite drink? Then also enter the challenge here! Start today!
Try to drink something every half an hour. Your fluid intake can happen with different drinks such as skimmed milk, soup, vegetable juice or water. You also do not have to drink a whole glass of water immediately. What drinking water really does for your skin. A sip is sufficient, as long as you think about doing it twice an hour.
Although I started this challenge with kinking knees, the first day went almost flawlessly. I already have the habit of drinking all sorts of sips - light soda during the day. So, so far so food!
Add the juice of half a lemon to a large glass of water, and drink it immediately after rising. This will help to get your digestive system going, and start the natural detoxification process of the body. Drink 1 glass more than you normally do. This does not have to be water today, vegetable juice, skimmed milk or soup are also good options.
Day 2 also went reasonably smoothly. I had tried the glass of water with lemon a number of times and therefore went inside without much effort. For the extra glass I volunteered - little joy dance - for water and I also drank that glass slowly.
Drink 2 to 3 glasses of water today more than you did yesterday. Drink water after every visit to the toilet and after every bag of coffee or tea that you drink.
On day 3, the challenge really started for someone who lives on light soft drinks. The sips after every toilet visit were no problem, the two to three glasses extra a little torture. From the joy of the past two days there was not much to be seen, but well: I held on.
Set yourself a drinking goal for the day. Fill a bottle in the morning or use water and try to empty it as soon as possible. Try ¾ of your bottle or can drink during the day and the remaining quarter in the evening.
At the end of the third day I was already worrying about my drinking goal today, because I do not have bottles of water - let alone a water jug - at all. In the store I was faced with a difficult choice: am I going for a bottle of half a liter or a liter of a liter. It became half a liter. To my great surprise, the bottle was already empty by midnight. Full of enthusiasm I went to get a glass of water in the kitchen. Something too enthusiastic, it turned out, because that ended up with my thirsty plant.
The taste of ordinary water in the meantime a bit tired? Drinking water lowers the blood pressure. Add herbs, vegetables or berries to flavor your water. Cucumber is always delicious in a glass of water, just like raspberries, strawberries or lime.
By day 5 I was tired of the taste of water a bit (read: gigantic). But I have to admit: some strawberries or lime give my glass of water a new touch, although it still can not match my favorite drink.
Drink two glasses of water immediately upon waking. One with lemon and one without. In this way you immediately start your digestion.
This morning I spent sipping for over an hour. Having to drink two glasses of water on an empty stomach was not immediately the best idea for my morning mood.
Today you should be able to drink 2 liters of water almost without problems. Take yourself for this in the coming period, and reward yourself by for example a nice water bottle or can buy. Easting delicious ripe fruit.
I can not manage to drink 2 liters of water without any problems, but I can do half a liter and if I really do my best I can do even a liter. For many people peanuts, for me more than a pat on the shoulder.