I have been talking with a gal who has a really bad addiction to pop. Drinking 4-5 cans a day of mountain due or other like pops. And the thought of drinking water literally makes her gag! I used to be like that. I was drinking many cans of pop a day until one day I just decided I was done and gave it up. I drink it occasionally now but not much. A trick I am helping this gal with is basically suggesting to her not to drink any pop until she meets her water intake requirement for the time of day. Basically drinking 25 ounces of water 6 times a day (25 ounces at each meal following the meal frequency plan). She is keeping a log of how much water she drinks and if she drinks 50-75 oz by the time lunch rolls around she can have a pop after her lunch (making sure to drink 25 ounces with her lunch). But same rules apply for dinner. She needs to have her requirements first. Some days are better than others and it is a learning process for her to overcome her addiction!
This is just one way to help teach your body, yes teach your body, that it no longer wants sweetened and artificial drinks to survive but that it needs and WANTS water.
If you want some sweetened water, flavor it with fresh fruit. Fill a pitcher with water and add some strawberries, blueberries, and fresh mint. Let sit for about an hour then enjoy! Fruit infused water!
Check out these other awesome recipes:
Grapefruit Infused Water:
Combine 2 parts water to 1 part club soda. Add fresh grapefruit slices and a few mint leaves. Allow to infuse for 4+ hours.
Blueberry Lemon Infused Water:
Add fresh lemon slices and blueberries to a pitcher or carafe of water and allow to infuse for 4+ hours.
Cantaloupe Infused Water:
Combine 2 parts water to cantaloupe, cubed. Allow to infuse for 4+ hours and add 1 part club soda.
Cucumber, Strawberry and Kiwi Infused water:
Combine sliced whole cucumber, 1 cup sliced Strawberries and 2 sliced kiwi's to a pitcher of water. Allow to infuse for 4+hours.