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Drink more water

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  • taraeve
    taraeve Doing 1 cheers 2018-01-15 15:38:54

    I've been pretty good about drinking 8 cups a day. Yesterday I only drank two and I ended up chugging a couple in the middle of the night. I can see and feel the difference when I stay on top of it. If I keep up the good work, I think I will reward myself with a water bottle that I love and be able to say "I did this." It takes about four weeks to create a habit, right?

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  • ExplorerSoul
    ExplorerSoul Doing 1 cheers 2018-01-13 06:16:27

    I was reading a comment by someone saying they used to be addicted to lip balm because their lips were always chapped, but that once they stopped using lip balm and started drinking more water, they realized they didn't need it.

    I know I show signs of dehydration and this is another reason to drink more water.

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  • ExplorerSoul
    ExplorerSoul Doing 2 cheers 2018-01-10 04:38:15

    Another possibility is a faucet water filter. I am exploring this a bit more.

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    • jadedforever
      jadedforever 1 cheers 2018-01-10 07:57:17

      @ExplorerSoul We've had one of those water filters for the faucet for a long time. We also have 2 water pitchers with filters too.

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    • taylor
      taylor 1 cheers 2018-01-10 18:24:01

      @ExplorerSoul We have a countertop water filter that works pretty well. It's a GE model you can get at Home Depot in the US. It has two filters and mounts under the skink. If you can't do that, the Pur water filters also work well.

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  • xaledmahmoud
    xaledmahmoud Done 0 cheers 2018-01-09 22:38:39

    I've done this!


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  • wendic
    wendic Doing 1 cheers 2018-01-07 16:11:54

    When you start drinking more water, you feel the consequences more when you have a day where you did not.

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    • ExplorerSoul
      ExplorerSoul Doing 0 cheers 2018-01-07 17:20:51

      @wendic This will sound silly, but this is one of the reasons I am afraid to start! I feel like I get by on the little I have now, but if I were to drink more every day, regularly, and then I'm suddenly stuck and without water, my body will suffer more. Stupid thinking, I know!

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  • ExplorerSoul
    ExplorerSoul Doing 2 cheers 2018-01-07 15:10:19

    Lately, I've been thinking about filtered water bottles, to save on space in the fridge and to be able to fill up regularly with tap water if I need to.

    I'm finding it really tough to find a bottle I feel good about, though, and it's frustrating because, in the meantime, I'm barely drinking any water. Really not good.

    The description for Santevia's power stick, which is meant for tap water, is:



    • Improves taste



    • Reduces chlorine



    • Adds antioxidant


    • Raises pH


    I learned about charcoal sticks, too, which are kind of interesting.

    Charcoal Stick Water Filters

    For those tight on space, charcoal sticks are a great alternative too. Charcoal sticks can be used in any pitcher or water bottle and remove contaminants in the same way that many pitcher water filters do.

    They are reusable, last for months and can be used as a refrigerator deodorizer or in the garden when you’re done with them!

    Verdict: These charcoal water filter sticks are a great eco-friendly zero-waste option for those tight on space. Ideal for couples and those just filtering water for 1-2 people.

    Source: wellnessmama..com (it was an interesting article about different types of water filters).

    The information available on these isn't as detailed. If I were to get one though, it would probably be through this website, which is also conscious of its packaging: https://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/store/ca/binchotan-charcoal-filter-for-bottle-small.html

    While many filters address chlorine, most don't seem to address fluoride. (I just found this video, which is about ten years old but still interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=312&v=4BvOHACfalI)

    I'm also concerned about other contaminants.

    Was looking at this bottle, too: Eco Vessel Aqua Vessel Water Bottle (https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/diet-nutrition/best-filtered-water-bottle-need-know/)

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  • morningsun
    morningsun Done 0 cheers 2018-01-06 20:55:57

    I've done this!


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  • cathyk
    cathyk Doing 2 cheers 2018-01-04 05:26:30

    Recording how much water I drink each day (starting January 1) helps me to be more mindful of how much I am drinking.

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  • sort77
    sort77 Done 0 cheers 2018-01-03 02:22:48

    I've done this!


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  • taraeve
    taraeve Doing 4 cheers 2018-01-02 16:01:41

    Not enough water two days ago, met my goal yesterday, going for a streak!

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