Sugared drinks are a big part of our pop culture. They have all the marketing money in the world and they try to sell us on the idea that drinking sugar-bubbly drinks 🥤 is good for us. Yes, they taste good. But essentially they are just empty calories, they elevate our glucose levels and basically make us fat. We should drink water 💦 instead. That’s why I was so happy to see the world-famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo rejecting Coca-cola on a Eurocup press conference, indicating to drink water instead. What an example!
Track your water intake. Drink at least 2L of water per day!
This year I started actively monitoring my water intake. I’ve set the goal of 2L a day as a minimum and I’m using an app to track it. There are many great apps, the one I’m using is Waterlama which is free for tracking water and has a premium version for tracking more beverages.
I’m not using it every day, because out of habit I bring lots of water to my home office every day and drink it all. The general rule of thumb is this - if I don’t go enough to the bathroom to pee, it means I should be drinking more.
Very often you’re not hungry, you’re just thirsty!
That’s what I discovered. As a person working from home I feel like I’m visiting the kitchen too often to grab a bite. Instead, I first have a big glass of water and then after a few minutes re-evaluate if I’m truly hungry or if it was just craving for hydration.
Water with lemon is good for you!
If you don’t like the bland taste of just water, add a dash of lemon to it. That’s my solution.
According to health experts, water with lemon not only promotes hydration, but is a good source of vitamin C (duh!), supports weight loss, improves your skin quality, aids digestion, freshens breath and helps prevent kidney stones!
After waking up, I aim to drink at least a big glass of water with lemon before anything else. Water first, coffee later.
Drink water, it’s good for you!
Forget sugary drinks. Listen to CR7. Drink water!