Tips to Keep Track of Water Intake

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If you’re looking to get healthier, lose weight, get clearer skin, or all three, we can’t stress enough the importance of water intake tracking. Merely switching from soda and juice to water can bring seemingly endless physical and mental benefits.

Water intake tracking is a great way to stay on top of your hydration needs. There are several ways to achieve your water intake goals, from apps and water bottles to note-taking and creative visuals.

Water Intake Tracking Through an App

Unfortunately, knowing that you’re getting the right amount of water daily isn’t always easy. That’s where water intake tracking apps become popular and easy to ensure you get proper water intake each day. Calculating proper hydration amounts, setting goals, receiving updates, and getting reminders are all helpful features within apps to help get your water intake where you want it to be.

Water Intake Tracking with a Designated Reusable Water Bottle

Not only does using a reusable water bottle have several environmental benefits, but using a designated water bottle daily allows you to know just how many ounces it holds and set your goal accordingly. For example, you can have a 32-ounce bottle to sip from all day, keeping in mind you will need to drink two bottles to reach 64 ounces. To ensure you get the water you need, set goals for the ounces you will consume by certain times, such as drinking 12 ounces by lunch or a full bottle before your evening workout. Not sure how many ounces of water you need in a day? Just take your total body weight and divide it in half — that number is your intake ounces per day.

Water Intake Tracking Through Setting Goals and Scheduling It

Making smaller, measurable goals throughout the day gives you the space to check off those boxes multiple times…and who doesn’t enjoy checking off items on a “To-Do” list?

  • Drink two glasses of water immediately after waking up.
  • Have a goal of one glass of water every hour while at work. When the workday is done, your water quota will be met or close to it.
  • Drink one glass of water before each meal and a second afterward. Side benefit: If you drink a glass of water before you eat, you’ll feel satisfied more quickly.

Water Intake Tracking the Creative Way

Are you the creative type? A more creative form of water intake tracking can be fun for the whole family! For example, select 8 to 12 dried beans from the pantry, depending on how many glasses of water you need each day. Keep two small bowls on the countertop or on your desk where you will see them. Each morning, place all of your beans in one bowl. Every time you drink a cup (8 ounces) of water, take a bean out of the first bowl and place it into the second bowl. By the end of the day, you’ll know you have reached your goal if you have transferred all of your beans to the second bowl.

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