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12 Tips to Drink 8 Cups a Day

Water Tactics that Help You Get in Your 8

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4/22/2017 1:09:07 PM

JAJABEE1717's SparkPage
Sometimes I wish I had a bad soda habit that I could give up and see the pounds magically fall off but, alas, I've always been a fan of water instead. With a slice of lemon, please.
4/20/2017 9:36:59 AM

BJAEGER307's SparkPage
The more I try to live a healthier life the easier it is to drink water. I am on the mission of giving up all diet sodas, including a flavored carbonated water. I like the fizz, but I know I should not have it. So water you are it. I'm going to try and use fresh fruit to add to my water.
4/20/2017 2:48:41 AM

CPETERSEN72's SparkPage
I love water and have no problem drinking 88-120 oz's a day.
4/13/2017 6:09:22 AM

USMAWIFE's SparkPage
great ideas

I love club soda mixed with lemon slices
4/11/2017 4:30:51 PM

GGRANLDY's SparkPage
drink about 110 ounces of water a day. Sometimes more. I always can tell when I don't.
4/10/2017 7:48:09 PM

DEBSPARKLES1's SparkPage
I don't think the day will ever come that I can get 8 glasses of water in me. I figure it's a good day if I get a couple of bottles in. Now if we can count coffee and tea, I am drinking a river so no worries.
4/10/2017 8:59:58 AM

PMORENA's SparkPage
I find I drink more water when sipping it through a straw rather than directly from a glass or bottle so that's my new strategy to get those 8 glasses daily
4/3/2017 5:22:19 PM

MARGOTBL's SparkPage
Great and useful information, Thanks.
4/1/2017 10:12:31 AM

RSKMOM's SparkPage
I do so much better once I get into the routine of doing this.
3/28/2017 7:14:49 PM

MOINSDEMOI's SparkPage
This article is almost ten years old. I have read that plain, black coffee is no longer considered a diuretic. In fact, in an article I read earlier from SparkPeople it said that milk, fruit juices, unsweetened teas all can count as water. Therefore, I think SparkPeople should revisit some of the articles to see if the information in them should be revised. This also doesn't count the water that is included in some of the foods we eat. I have read countless times that the concept of 64 oz of water a day has been taken out of context and it included water found in foods we eat as well.
3/28/2017 9:16:42 AM

RSKMOM's SparkPage
Filtering water has really helped me drink more.
1/27/2017 1:47:18 PM

MARILYNRINGO's SparkPage
I keep a glass by every sink in my house and everytime I go by I have a drink!
1/12/2017 11:33:07 PM

DIANEDOESSMILES's SparkPage
Before Sparks I ONLY drank Pepsi and usually 6 to 8 glasses a day. It DID take time, but finally it's rare I ever touch any soda, NO caffeine (Strange I am now highly allergic to caffeine, ended up in the ER on a verge of a stroke which is when they did tests and came up with that !). At first I switched over to diet pepsi, than down to rootbeer (no caff) to diet rootbeer and orange,,, than to diet sierra mist from there it was an easy change to flavored water. Than TA DA to water ! I do not like it cold, it upsets my stomach.

I do aim for 8 glasses a day (about ever 2 weeks I go over) and at least 6 glasses a day. I LOVE the idea of making our glasses pretty with motivating sayings being put on them. I have been watching various ways to decorate vases and I need to check this out, but using mod podge on the OUTSIDE of the glass first, than use sparkles and or anything thing else, than to seal it more mod podge. Yes I HOPE it'll work ! Would LOVE to put words along with the sprinkles on the bottles. I DO AGREE Highly that botted water IS ONLY contributing to making the environment WORSE
1/5/2017 1:04:54 AM

MJOYCE5900's SparkPage
It is disappointing to see SparkPeople pushing the 8 glasses of water myth.

In the same breath though, I am happy to see all the common-sense comments about the unnecessary guzzling of water. Choking down copious amounts of water is not only unnecessary, but can be unhealthy. Even Weight Watchers has backed off their 8 glasses of water a day mantra. Too much water dilutes the electrolytes in the blood, which are important for muscle contraction and especially muscle activity of the heart.

Drink when you're thirsty or you've just had a strenuous or sweaty workout. Use common sense.
1/2/2017 1:19:43 PM

NELLIEH1's SparkPage
Super, helpful ideas...new bottle with straw...tea and coffee brewing waits with warm lemon water!

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