Trick yourself into drinking more water

Posted on April 27, 2015 by Rebecca in Nutrition
Woman Drinking More Water

We are all quite aware that we should be drinking more water than the majority of us do. There are so many reasons why filling up on water is so good for you, but here are a few benefits to jog your memory:

Calorie control

Forget other diet tricks—drinking more water could also help with weight loss. Numerous studies have found a connection between water consumption and losing a few pounds. The secret reason? Water simply helps people feel full, and as a result consume fewer calories.

Muscle fuel

Sweating at the gym causes muscles to lose water. And when the muscles don’t have enough water, they get tired . So for extra energy, try drinking water to push through that final set of squats.

Clearer skin

Certain toxins in the body can cause the skin to inflame, which results in clogged pores and acne. While science saying water makes the skin wrinkle free is contradictory, water does flush out these toxins and can reduce the risk of pimples.

Fatigue buster

Move over coffee—water can help fight those tired eyes too . One of the most common symptoms of dehydration is tiredness. Just another reason to go for the big gulp! (Not the 7-11 kind.)

Pain prevention

A little water can really go a long way. Aching joints and muscle cramps and strains can all occur if the body is dehydrated.

Keep things flowing

Nobody wants to deal with digestion issues. Luckily, drinking enough water adds fluids to the colon which helps make things, ahem, move smoothly.

Sickness fighter

Water may help with decongestion and dehydration, helping the body bounce back when feeling under the weather. Just beware—drinking fluids hasn’t been scientifically proven to beat colds in one swoop, so don’t swap this for a trip to the doctor or other cold remedies.


Drinking more water daily

If you find it difficult to incorporate water into your daily routine, try the following tricks!

Toothbrush = Glass of water

Your morning and evening routines probably consist of a specific set of actions to ease you into the day or into a restful nights sleep. Try to glug one glass of water before you brush your teeth in the morning and evening to incorporate more water into your daily routine. Like magic you’ll have two glasses down and only six to go!

Take a bottle with you wherever you go

Pop a bottle in your handbag, gymbag or on your desk at work to sip the day away. What’s more? If you have a sizeable bottle on-the-go, you won’t have to refill every hour or go on the hunt for H20 so you can get even more ticked off your ‘To Do’ list!

There’s an app for that

There’s an app for everything these days and drinking water is one of them! One of these apps on your phone will help you track your daily intake and will even send you reminders to keep on hydrating.


→ Waterlogged (for iPhone)
→ WaterLog (for Android)


Get fruity

Tempt your tastebuds into drinking more water by adding a handful of fruit to your bottle. Add a splash of lemon to your morning beverage to kickstart your metabolism and help cleanse your liver. If lemon is too tart for your taste, try a delicious strawberry and lime combo. Strawberries are brimming with antioxidants while limes are an excellent anti-aging weapon due to their restorative properties for hair, skin, and nails.