I drink a big glass of water as soon as I wake up each morning. I learned this tip from fitness expert Denise Austin. The reasoning is that your body has gone without fluid for the last 6-10 hours (however long you sleep) and is dehydrated. It also helps jumpstart your metabolism.
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I make it a practice when I go out to eat, I always ask for water, I drink water while I am looking at the menu then when my food come I only eat half. After drinking water before I am already full. I take my doggie bag home for the next day.
I fill a 32 oz water bottle up and when it is gone I know I have consumed 4 cups of water. I fill it up again and when it is gone, another 4 cups of water, and so forth. I drink 12-15 cups of water on some days. When I go somewhere I take two 32 oz bottles. I don't have to buy water while I am out.
After making 4 smalls meals a routine, I realised an easy way for me to get in my water is to have 16 oz/2 cups while I am preparing each meal. Not only do I always remember my water, but I am less hungry and tuck away fewer calories at each meal.
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