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How To Drink More Water Without Tricks, Apps or Gadgets

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Has drinking more water been one of your health goals for years?

What if I told you, you could easily start drinking 2-4 liters of water a day today and for as long as you want, without a fancy water bottle, or all these tips and tricks you see.

You probably don’t believe me, do you?

Check out this free 10 day challenge at and Take the Natural Thirst Challenge & Recover Your Natural Thirst in 10 Days or Less…

If you’ve struggled with drinking more water, you’ve probably seen or tried, water apps with reminders.

Fruit infused water, flavored water, big water bottles, fancy water bottles, maybe even the Sportline HydraCoach Intelligent Water Bottle To Calculate Your Personal Hydration Needs and Track Your Fluid Consumption Throughout The Day how much water you’ve consumed through each sip.

Although this one is super cool. lol I’m a gadget geek.

SmartShow Smart Cup S1 - Hydration Tracker - Water Quality & Level & Temperature Detection - Drink Reminder - Free IOS & Android App

Or the newest device out there a little gadget that sticks to any water bottle, that flashes to remind you to drink, Ulla.

Some of these tips and tricks work for a bit because you’re consciously thinking about them. After a few days you go back to your regular drinking consumption, why?

Because you are not thirsty.

If you were thirsty and water was sitting right in front of you, in your fancy cool water bottle, you’d be drinking it.

What happens is we feel thirsty and often times we don’t have water with us or are too busy to drink, eventually our brains stop telling us we are thirsty.

How do you turn your thirst back on then? It’s so simple you could start right now.

You let your body know you are close to water by quickly downing 10 ounces. Then do your best to always have water at hand.

As soon as you notice you’ve been away from water for awhile or you haven’t had a drink in a bit, down another 10 ounces.

On average you’ll want to drink about 10 ounces an hour, with about 16 to 20 ounces first thing in the morning.

A crazy thing happens when you let your body know you have access to large amounts of water. You get thirsty.

Check out this free 10 day challenge at and Take the Natural Thirst Challenge & Recover Your Natural Thirst in 10 Days or Less…

My Natural Thirst Challenge

I’m currently on day three of the Natural Thirst Challenge, I don’t yet have any awesome effects to report from finally drinking more water, other than to say, I’ve been trying to drink 3-4 liters of water a day for years and I’m not sure I ever actually hit 4 liters in one day except for these last few days. Amazing!!!

It’s been on my list of goals, to drink more water for years.

I have a water bottle addiction, always thinking, if I just had that bottle it would help motivate me to drink more.

Once I got my first iPhone, the first apps I searched for was one to help motivate and track my water consumption.

None of them helped motivate me for more than a day.

My best motivator to date was this cool water bottle that tracked your water intake when you sipped.

But sadly it didn’t take long for the spout to stop working, I bought one more and the same thing happened. Sorry HydraCoach. I wanted to love you.

I’ve tried to infuse my water with fruit. I’ve tried flavored water.

And I’ve added tiny scoops of powder Gatorade to water, which actually did help a bit.

I’ve been seeing this cool little gadget that attaches to any water bottle and flashes when you need to drink more. It was on my “want list”, but not any more.

Even knowing I needed to drink more water and I feel 4 liters is a good starting point, I’ve always struggled with the idea of maybe we really don’t need that much, because it was so hard to get even 2 liters down.

Do you know what I mean? If it’s in our best interest to consume 8 glasses of water a day, why do most people struggle with drinking that much?

I like the idea that we should just drink water when we’re thirsty, but I also entertain the idea that we no longer are in tune with our thirst, which means we can no longer rely on it to tell us when thirsty.

Just like we often don’t wait till we are hungry to eat because we are no longer in tune with real feelings of hunger.

Then you have the stories about people drinking who much water at once and they die.

So how much is too much? In the Natural Thirst Challenge, they talk about hyper hydrating, which to be honest sounded kind of scary.

But after I measured out 10 ounces of water in a cup, it really isn’t a huge amount.

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That being said, lol, the first day and a half of doing this water challenge, I did feel water logged, yet at the same time, every time I drank 10 ounces of water, my mouth got dry and I was feeling thirsty.

How can I be feeling thirsty after drinking so much water? I awakened my thirst! And even though I felt mentally, like I was drinking way more water than I needed, physically I was feeling thirsty and at the end of the day I had drank 5 liters.

Only a liter more than my daily goal, I had set for years but struggled to achieve.

I think we have to take into consideration the environment in which we live in and the things that we are putting on and in our body which may require us to drink more to flush out these toxins.

I’m always on the look out for tools and resources that make life easier, that make change easier, that make reaching your goals easier.

I thought optimal water consumption was something we had to willpower through. I’m excited to report that our bodies want to take care of this one for us, if we just let it know the water is available for drinking.

I’d love to hear your comments about the Natural Thirst Challenge. I hope this helps check another challenge off you list.

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