I’ve always had a healthy appetite for water. Or perhaps I should say a solid thirst for it. Either way, I’ve never been shy when it comes to guzzling some good ‘ol H2O, and I do believe this stems from me doing a lot of outdoor, physical work on my family’s farm. When it’s above 30 degrees celsius outside and you’re using a weed whacker, water quickly becomes your best friend.
I’ve started drinking even more water within the past year as a result of my Lyme disease diagnosis. I’ve been using a detoxifying program to treat the Lyme bacteria in my body, and the program stipulates that if users are not drinking at least three litres of water in a given day, the products will not be effective.
I now drink about two-and-a-half to three gallons of water a day. Allow me to recognize that the amount of water I consume in a day is far from fucking average, and to be honest, I’m surprised I haven’t started to sprout gills at this point. I drink an excessive amount of water in a day, and while you certainly don’t need to be drinking as much as I do, I thought I would share some tips for anyone looking to increase their daily water intake.
First, buy yourself one of those obnoxious, huge-ass water bottles that hold a lot of water. Force yourself to get into the habit of bringing this bitch everywhere with you, and you’ll soon notice you’re drinking water subconsciously. You may also develop your bicep muscles from lugging this thing around, so it’s a win-win.
Second, force yourself to drink nothing but water. Avoid sugary drinks and sodas, as tempting as they can be, and stick with water for your go-to thirst quencher. Water flavouring products can help a great deal, too.
Third, drink a glass of water for every cup of coffee or tea you drink. Caffeine is dehydrating, so be sure to balance things out.