Originally Posted by baems04
I can not tolerate the taste of water (yes it has a taste!). I got yelled at by the lady from my center
, saying that I have to be drinking 64 oz. of water. I drink maybe 24-48 oz -that would be pushing it as well. I can drink it if I put a little bit of Crystal Light in it, lemon and lime do not work. How do you all handle the drinking requirement?
how long have you been OP?
I ask this because i hated water too, proabl more than you, I would go thirsty before drinking water and I thought i would never be able to do it and somehow 4 months later i can get my 64 oz in before lunch. (Most of my friends still think I am lying about drinking water and just "fake it" when they are around...that is how bad my water intake useto be)
try it luke warm, that is what worked for me. I still hate the taste of cold water and order luke warm water in restaurants.
Once you can get it in your bady will crave it and it will get easier, but you have to force yourself first. I started off with setting mini-goals, like 8 oz before i can have each meal. Also don't get a huge 64 oz jug and go for it lookign at it. It is very intimidating. I used my DS's old "baby" cups that were 8 oz and I just drank 8 a day. (6 before each meal and of course I would get thirsty at the meal and that would take care of the rest)
also try not to let yourself have any other liqiuds for a while except water. While I still had my diet mountain dew I had a reason to not drink the water. I had to "force" myself by not drinking anything else.
You can do it. I still have the same 12 pack of diet mountain dew in my cabinet that my co-workers bought me at my goign away party in September (maybe have had about 4-6 of them) just do it. You had to make a choice to eat healthy and that wasn't the easiet thing, but now you see that it works, this will be abother one. You CAN NOT loose properly without the water.