Ideal Protein Diet - He11 no H20




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staceyjblack
05-01-2012, 03:02 PM
Just thought I would have a little fun with the title...

What are your tricks for getting all 68ox in each day???

I have a camelback and that definitely helps, but my hydration has been in the yellow at my last few weigh ins. Any suggestions???

Thanks in advance!


ProteinGal
05-01-2012, 03:07 PM
ice ;)

LizRR
05-01-2012, 03:08 PM
I keep a Brita pitcher at work - it's at my desk and I always drink the whole thing before I leave. I also keep large 32oz cups at home I fill up 2-3x/day, my last nightly treat is homemade seltzer with some Mio (yes, it's cleared with my coach). I've never had a problem with drinking water though.


staceyjblack
05-01-2012, 03:11 PM
I also keep large 32oz cups at home I fill up 2-3x/day, my last nightly treat is homemade seltzer with some Mio (yes, it's cleared with my coach).

Which type of Mio do you use?

NavyMommy
05-01-2012, 03:14 PM
I just keep my water with me at all times and have trained myself to take a drink or two when I'm bored. I am usually over 100 ounces for the day.

Soootiff
05-01-2012, 03:17 PM
my mouth is so dry these days, I need the water! Especially when I'm eating my protein bar, etc. for lunch!

I have one of the tall, clear, plastic Starbucks cups at my desk at work. I drink water ALL DAY LONG, and then more of it in another similar cup when I get home. Something about the straw seems to help. Not to mention, LOADS of ice!

Kaypix
05-01-2012, 03:26 PM
I have a bottle of water (16 oz) before my morning shake, usually one mid morning, then another after I drink my lunch shake while I'm snacking on my veggies, one to two more before I leave work, and 2 bottles usually at home, one with dinner one at bedtime....I don't know what that adds up to...oh, and if it's cold, I drink tea all day at work, 12 oz cup.

urbannie
05-01-2012, 03:27 PM
Hahaha...love the title. :)

Personally, I've never minded drinking water, b/c I don't like soda...I figure if you can use soda to get rid of car battery corrosion, I probably shouldn't be putting that soda in my body.

Also, for me, it helps to remember that most of the time when we feel what we perceive to be hunger, we're actually just thirsty.

I have a daily goal of drinking at least 100 ounces of water a day.

I take my thyroid meds each AM with 16 ounces of water. Then, I drink another 16 ounces of water while I eat breakfast (even if I'm drinking breakfast). Then, I drink another 16 ounces after I finish breakfast, when taking my breakfast time Potassium/Calcium tablet and Multi-Vit. I don't allow myself to begin enjoying my 24 ounce Camelback bottle with 1 squirt of Berry Pomegranate (sp?) Mio until I've done this.

I also take my snack-time Cal-Mags with 16 ounces of water, and take my dinner-time Cal-Mags/Multi-Vit with another 16 ounces of water.

16 x 5 = 80, plus the 24 ounce Camelback with Mio = 104 ounces.

My coach gets a kick out of my food diary, b/c I add a bunch of boxes and checks to the water section.

LizRR
05-01-2012, 05:31 PM
Which type of Mio do you use?

orange-tangerine is my fave, berry-pom is 2nd fave!

evepet
05-01-2012, 07:03 PM
For me it kind of looked after itself, as I've found I have to schedule several glasses of water spread through the day, just to take my supplements:

Before breakfast - 8 oz water with my cleansing pill & Vitalux (a eye-health supplement I have to take)
After breakfast - 8 oz water with my Potassium-Cal supplement & multi-vitamin
Around 10-am - 8 oz water with my first 2 Omega 3-6-9 supplements of the day
Before lunch - 8 oz water with another medication that needs to be taken prior to eating
Around 4pm - 8 oz water with the second half of my daily omegas 3-6-9 supplements
Before dinner - 8 oz water with my second dose of Vitalux for the day
After dinner (6:30ish) - 8 oz water with my 'after dinner' IP-related supplements.... ie. 2nd multi-vitamin of the day + 2 Cal-Mag
Before bed - 8 oz water with the final 2 Cal-Mag + my before bed cleansing pill

That's 8-8 oz glasses of water, just taking supplements & meds through the day. :o Add in another couple of 10 oz glasses of water with lots of ice + MIO somewhere through the afternoon, as well as a couple of glasses of hot herb tea that I generally sip after lunch or dinner and I've got my water quota down me. I drink only decaf tea or coffee so thankfully don't have to drink extra H20 to compensate for that.

kmc1021
05-01-2012, 07:17 PM
I love water. I never was a big soda drinker. My first appt I was super hydrated (+5). I will drink two camelpacks at work and then I drink 2 cups each time I take my pills. I drink about 2 cups before I go to sleep, just habit.

2Poles1Girl
05-01-2012, 07:42 PM
At work I have a 20 oz bottle and I set myself timelines....one down by 7:30, another by 10, etc... If I haven't finished it by the set time, I slam it and go get more, lol. At home I have a 10 oz bottle on my bathroom vanity and a "traveling" 16 oz Nalgene bottle; that one has become an appendage. I panic when I forget to bring it in the car. I try to have my last jug a couple hours before bedtime otherwise....ugh.

Nibblet
05-01-2012, 08:29 PM
Ugh, I'm having a hard time getting all my water in. :(

wendyquilts
05-01-2012, 10:12 PM
I have a 24 ounce straw cup. For some reason, I drink a ton more water if I have it in a glass with a straw than if I use any other kind of cup/bottle/whatever. I make a point to drink one full cup before/with breakfast, and then the 2nd one has to be down by noon. I usually finish off another by three, one more before/with supper and another before bed. So that makes 125 ounces, and I really don't even notice that I'm drinking that much (aside from all the trips to the bathroom).

3sisters
05-02-2012, 07:39 AM
Whenever I pick up my glass or bottle of water, as I'm drinking I tell myself "just one more gulp......just one more......just one more......" until I literally can't take another gulp. That little bit of a nudging challenge helps me to take more in with each 'watering' and adds up to getting all of my water in.

I also keep a point of reference. I usually drink from a 16 oz bottle, and know I need to take in at least 4 of those in before the end of the day. That is an easy way to know you've had your quota.

CassiR
05-02-2012, 09:01 AM
I have this sick game I play and it's called: Drink another bottle before you can go pee. I do not allow myself to go to the bathroom until I have finished off my bottle of water.

I normally drink a (20 oz) bottle before going to work. Then when I get to work, I make myself drink another bottle before I can go to the bathroom. Sometimes I REALLY have to go pee so I have to chug down the water. Then I drink another one until I have to go pee again.. if it's not gone by the time I go pee then I chug it right before I go. I HAVE TO stop drinking liquids after 3pm or I'm in trouble on the way home. I leave work at 4pm and don't get home until normally 6ish. There has been times when i've almost peed my pants!! So that's a fairly new rule i've set for myself so I dont have to go through that misery.

All in all, I drink between 100-120oz of water per day.

bigpassport
05-02-2012, 09:10 AM
I have a 1 liter bottle. I've found that I drink more if I don't constantly have to get up to refill a small bottle or glass. I drink 4-5 liters a day.

CkM
05-02-2012, 09:32 AM
I have a brita pitcher at my desk too! I also dont leave the house without one of my nalgenes filled up and in my purse at all times. I also make sure that when I do drink water I drink it by the ounce. So I make sure I am getting a minimum of 16oz each time I drink water. I have also found that extra water is semi-helpful in curbing the cravings!

usmcvet
05-02-2012, 10:14 AM
I have a few 32 ounce water bottles and one 40 ounce. I fill them through out the day and night and get in my water that way.

Mickeymom
05-02-2012, 10:27 AM
I drink more water when i drink cold water from a straw. I also use Mio and herbal tea. I have tried bubbly water too made from my soda stream. I was a huge soda drinker so sometimes i just need the carbonation.

LizRR
05-02-2012, 11:00 AM
I love water. I never was a big soda drinker. My first appt I was super hydrated (+5). I will drink two camelpacks at work and then I drink 2 cups each time I take my pills. I drink about 2 cups before I go to sleep, just habit.

Yeah, my hydration was almost a +7 at my initial weigh-in. It has steadily declined each week and is now a +2.5, but my coach said as long as it is above +1 that is great. I am still drinking the same as I did before (which was a lot), I guess my body is just using the excess to flush itself out!!!

mlucas
05-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Ya know I have not had a problem drinking water. I dont even use flavorings... It's probably just me, but i love water. I think i even drink more than I need. I find myself always thirsty and interesting that so many have a time trying to get it all in... Funny how much alike our bodies are but yet sooo dif. too.

staceyjblack
05-02-2012, 08:15 PM
I have this sick game I play and it's called: Drink another bottle before you can go pee. I do not allow myself to go to the bathroom until I have finished off my bottle of water.


Hahahaha that's hilarious and a good idea too!!!!