Am I Drinking Enough Water? What the experts say, and tips for how you can sneak in all of your ounces each day!

“Am I drinking enough water?” My skin is literally flaking off this winter {too much info? #sorry}. Rather than just pile on more of my favorite lotion, I decided to sit back and try and figure out the root cause. Well, it turns out, I'm not!

How much water do I need?

Did you know that experts recommend drinking 1/2 our body weight in water?

If you're like me, I’ve usually had a cup of coffee {or two!} and a breakfast shake before water even crosses my mind for the day. And even then, I tend to fall a few cups short. {Plus all that caffeine actually dehydrates and means I need even MORE water!}

Well, I found some great tips this week to sneak in some more water, and I plan to implement these starting TODAY {so of course, I had to share them with you}!

Top tips for drinking more water!

• Keep a glass of water in plain view, in one of your favorite cups {which for me will be a coffee mug!}. Make sure and take a few sips each time you walk into the kitchen!

• Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up and before every meal. {For me, this also means drinking at least one glass of water before I'm allowed a second cup of coffee for the day!}

• Carry water with you wherever you go {I’m going to start using my shaker cup – it’s BPA free and re-usable!}.

• Eating out? Order water instead of soda or tea. Not only will you be more hydrated, you’ll end up saving a few dollars, too!

• Don’t like the taste of water? Add lemon, lime, cucumber, berries or oranges to help perk up the flavor.

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What tips do you have for staying hydrated? How do you make sure you’re getting your “8 glasses a day”? And when was the last time you asked yourself, "Am I drinking enough water?"

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