There was a point in time I had to actually train myself to drink water...
I didn’t grow up drinking water- that was something we used to clean with– not to drink. Lol. I didn’t like the taste of it, I didn’t want to drink as much as I should because I just wasn’t “thirsty”.
Where did not drinking enough land me?
In the hospital with kidney stones. Apparently, I like to learn things the hard way. It also added to my autoimmune issues. Sluggishness, Fatigue, toxic load…
So many of us are living in a state of chronic dehydration. (and many aren’t even aware) This can create sooo many symptoms. We need water not just liquids!
Our minimum goal should be half our weight in ounces each day. (so if you weigh 150lbs you should consume at least 75 ounces) this is a minimum- if you are already in a state of stress or are physically active you NEED more.
When I find myself not drinking enough (it is still a challenge) I will increase my liquid intake with smoothies and soups too- but water is still a must. I go back and train myself to drink water!
How do I train myself to drink more water?
I will set a timer and drink 6-8 ounces each hour. At the beginning (after my kidney stones) I would set a 30-minute timer and drink 2-4 ounces each time because it was literally challenging for me to drink even that amount.
I had to work my self up. All you can do is start where you are and keep moving forward. We want sustainable changes, not ones that only last a day or two.
Don’t like the taste of water?
Try infusing your water with fresh fruit, cucumbers or Young Living Vitality Oils!
My favorite is seltzer water with lime vitality oil...
My daughter loves the grapefruit and citrus fresh…
Hubby? He uses lemon, lavender & peppermint almost every day in his water because it also helps keep his airways open and him breathing easily.
HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU DRINK??
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