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01-06-2011, 02:43 AM
How do I do this?!
I have never never been a water drinker, and I rarely drink other liquids throughout the day, I know I should be drinking more, and I know I have to when I start my Medifast/WonderSlim program at the end of the month...
help please!

01-09-2011, 02:34 PM
I am currently on Medifast but started the healthy water habit some time ago. Here is how I get mine in:

I have a 16 oz cup on the counter. I fill it and drink that first thing in the morning. I have another cup at every meal. If I get hungry I have a cup then as well. I also drink plain teas so add more water.

I have a page with water tips on my blog as well if you're interested: Drink Your Water (

01-12-2011, 03:12 AM
Thanks for replying Lyn, I really appreciate it! I wish I could just chug liquids but I have a hard time swallowing anything fast, so unfortunately I drink and eat very slowly, I'll be sure to check out your page...

01-19-2011, 06:28 AM
I have the same problem...I just can't seem to drink it except of course when I am working out..does anyone have a opinion on drinking some favored water..

01-25-2011, 07:46 PM
Dear Lyn-Thank you so very much for sharing all of your tips and inspiring weight loss journey. It is wonderful knowing that you made it and are still there helping other people.

01-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Honestly, I wish I could help, but I've personally always been a water person.

I even drank it with cereal for goodness sakes!

Now that I'm trying to lose weight though, I try to drink more. What seems to help me with the water intake is drinking water quickly. You said you have trouble chugging it, so this probably wouldn't help you. I do think it would help if you drank it with all your meals, like Lyn said.

I probably haven't helped much at all, but I do wish you good luck :)

03-21-2011, 11:37 AM
I rarely drink anything other than water now, but years ago it was coffee and coke :D Perhaps starting small, like a wine or whisky glass a couple of times a day, and/or using a straw. I had a really bad time switching from coffee to water so I used a fresh lemon and squeezed just a smidgen in the water before drinking and I filter my water so it tastes good, cold and cheap too.
Good Luck :)

05-10-2011, 04:34 PM
I like drinking ice cold water with a staw. I got a 54 ounce jug and it gets refilled while I'm at work (at least 3-4 times). For dinner I'll have a 8 ounce water with a crystal light so I have some flavor at least at one point during the day.

05-12-2011, 05:52 PM
I hate to say it, but I couldn't stand water at all until a few years ago. I finally could get it down by adding a cap full of lemon juice or throwing in a lemon wedge when I actually had real lemons. And drink it with a straw so that it doesn't hurt the enamel on your teeth. ;)

06-01-2011, 01:11 AM
thanks for all the replies!
so the water thing is getting better, I'm up to about 50oz a day of pure water split up into 10oz increments with about 1-2oz of Crystal Light or sugar free kool aid mixed in.
I find that when I drink straight crystal light, it tastes so much sweeter to me, hallelujah!
I would love to be able to drink water by itself, so if I put a drop of lemon juice and a drop of liquid splenda in my water, will that count as just water to my body?
I feel like adding a bit of flavor to the water is cheating... is that weird?

06-07-2011, 01:30 PM
I don't think adding flavor to water is weird at all! I LOVE to drink Chape s/f kool-aid (it's a gallon of water w/ a cherry and a grape packet mixed in) I generally drink 1/2 gallon or more a day of it..but like you plain old water - no thanks!!

06-07-2011, 01:44 PM
I have to schedule my water - I drink almost an entire 16oz bottle in the morning with my vitamins, then another with lunch. I make sure that I finish that second bottle before I finish lunch. Then, I drink one more before the end of the day, one with dinner, and one with my night vitamins (I take a LOT of vitamins).
That's ten servings of water - as long as I plan it, I can do it.