34 tips for drinking more water

Drinking more water everyday is easier than you think. Check out our expert tips on how to stay hydrated and replace unhealthy beverages with clean, refreshing water.

What are the benefits of drinking more water?
Drinking water is important for weight loss
Bob – a participant in one of my workshops – has a waterful weight loss story worth sharing. He was a reasonably healthy man who exercised regularly and ate mostly healthfully but he had a vice that was impacting his weight. He had a big, bad soda habit.

Six months earlier Bob had started a new job that necessitated an early start and long days. To keep his energy up he started drinking cola – four or five 18-ounce bottles every day. His excuse was that he didn't like coffee.

He bought flats of soda and had bottles stashed in his car, and in the fridge at work and home.

At 218 calories a bottle, the sodas accounted for over 1000 extra calories every day that his body didn’t need. Those calories went straight to Bob's belly. He wanted to lose about 25 pounds.

On his 47th birthday Bob's present to himself was to give up cola cold turkey. At first he suffered from sugar withdrawal and admitted to the occasional diet cola when he needed a caffeine jolt, but other than that he drank water.

He was astonished by how quickly he saw results. In the first week alone Bob lost three pounds, noticing that the absence of sugary cola in his diet decreased cravings for other sweets as well.

What are the benefits of drinking more water?
Not only that, but by drinking water instead of soda he had more energy, not less. The energy he gained from the sugary, caffeine-rich sodas was often short-lived and left him jittery. Water seemed to help him stay alert and energized all through the day.

The hydrating benefits of water were so apparent that his work day and his workouts gained energy-driven momentum and added to his results.

In one month Bob lost 14 pounds – more than half of his goal weight – simply by replacing soda with water and riding the energy wave to an even healthier lifestyle.

Bob also figures he's saved hundreds of dollars every month not buying soda. If you're a soda drinker, try Bob's waterful whatever it takes weight loss method.

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