Ten years ago, I loved my Diet Coke. I still drank regular pop (er, soda if you are not from the Midwest), and I never worried about how much water I consumed. Enter: Weight Watchers. I was 279 lbs. and rapidly declining health-wise at too early an age. Weight Watchers told me to drink at least 72 ounces of water per day, so I did whatever they said and just got used to running to the bathroom at first. I lost 79 lbs. on Weight Watchers, but I did not know about what healthy food was then. (I talk about that here.) Yet, I knew about the importance of water. I started carrying a water bottle with me wherever I went. It just became a habit. Now, a water bottle is as important to me as a good coffee mug.
I think I've found the water companion for me:
The Lifefactory water bottle.
Read up on their cool story. Started by two pediatricians, there's a whole line of kid/baby products. All environmentally friendly.
No leaching issues from plastic. It's glass! I think it just tastes better than from a plastic bottle, which is the main reason I bought it. The only issue I have is that the largest bottles are only 22 oz. versus my old 32 oz. Nalgene plastic bottle, but it's a small price to pay.
I used to try to drink at least 72 oz. of water per day simply because Weight Watchers told me to do so 9 years ago. However, the amount of water one should consume is a frequently debated topic. Some say to only drink when thirsty. Some say 8 cups per day. Others say to drink your body weight in ounces. My conclusion: Drink until my "you know what" is clear! Seems to be a good indicator that I'm hydrated.
Oh.....and I always make sure I drink filtered water!
Here is a great resource about water I came across from my studies to become a Holistic Health Coach.
STAY TUNED: THE FIRST CspinHealthy GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT IS COMING SOON, AND IT'S RELATED TO WATER!