Remember when we talked about how bad I am at drinking water? I’m better now, but still… not great. I often get dehydrated. I had the thought the other day… My FitBit reminds me to get enough steps a day, what if there was a water bottle that did the same!
Sadly, I did not just invent something new and ground breaking. Fortunately, it’s already been invented. Hydration trackers are a thing, and I’m debating getting one. But which one…
The Mark One Pryme Vessyl looks cool (despite the flagrant misspellings). I dig the super-convenient coaster that charges it. But this is actually the most poorly-rated smart water bottle in the list.
H20 Pal looks like a good choice, but I literally can not tell what it is. Is it that water bottle? Is it an add-on to a water bottle. WTF is it!? “H2O-Pal is a thin device at the base of the bottle. Magnetic and vacuum connections enable a sleek design and easy setup.” What does that mean? I’m confused by this one.
I dig that the Thermos 24 Ounce Hydration Bottle can connect to my Fitbit app, but the reviews are also not-so-great.
Or maybe a water bottle robot is over-kill. This Thermos water bottle just has a twisty counter on the top, that you can turn to keep track of your drinking, every time you fill the bottle.
Anyone else using a hydration tracker? What kind do you use? How’s it working out for you?
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The trick for me was to pick up a 40oz Klean Kanteen, deck it out with cool stickers, then fill it up every morning and carry it around with me all day. Yes, it’s kind of heavy, but the bright colors and variety of stickers cheer me up when I see it.
I took a sharpie and marked the hours of the day on my water bottle so I know how much I should be drinking each hour. Boom. Hydration Tracker.
I found getting a water bottle you actually like really helped. I got a glass LifeFactory bottle for work, and since I like it so much, I don’t mind it sitting on my desk, and I drink a lot more water. It would be too heavy to carry around all day, but for a desk job it’s perfect. I used to be chronically dehydrated, (used to get headaches all the time) I found cutting back on caffeine really helped. Another thing I found helpful, is at meal times, use bigger water glasses, and have a big full jug on the table. There’s some psychology studies about intaking more food if you use larger plates and such, but in this way you can use it to your advantage!
Re: H2O Pal — The pal itself is the rubber thing at the bottom, that fits onto a waterball. It comes with a high-quality ergonomically designed 18 oz borosilicate water bottle.
Basically the disc magnetically attaches to the provided bottle, and measures consumption based on weight, as far as I can tell. Similar to those Dimple wine glasses.
I hate drinking water. Absolutely HATE IT! I’m also not one of those people that has a drink constantly on hand. I have coffee in the morning, a root beer with lunch, coffee in the afternoon, and I’m good. I essentially live on 44oz of non water liquid per day.
What I’ve recently started doing is eating a salty snack around mid-morning (once the coffee is gone) because this prompts me to want to drink water. In addition to the salty snack I’ve been telling myself that unless I drink a glass of water I can’t have my afternoon coffee. (This is total bullshit because right now I’m at my desk staring at a half drunk glass of water, and a nearly finished afternoon coffee.) But … at least I drank HALF a glass, right?
Have you considered investing in some fancy grown up cordials? I’m a big water drinker generally, but even so sometimes I need a glass of lemongrass and ginger, or raspberry and grapefruit, or lime and mint (bonus – makes you think of mojitos!), to make me want to stay hydrated. I like Bottlegreen and Belvoir cordials. Of course, it’s quite easy to make your own, too – boil up some fruit, herbs and sugar together under it’s thick, store properly, and add to whatever you fancy.
I hated drinking water until I moved from GA to UT. I think I developed a taste for it because it was more of a necessity living in the desert. You’re probably okay not drinking much water, as long as you’re getting enough hydration from the food you eat (like watermelon!).
I’ve never heard of those cordials before, but I think I’ll give them a try!
I have to have a water bottle with a STRAW. Somehow, the straw makes all the difference. Maybe because I’m too lazy to tip my head?
Straws make a huge difference! I always drink faster if I have a straw no matter what the liquid.
I was just coming on here to say this. 🙂
I will drink a gallon of water, if I can do it with a straw.
And this coming from someone who used to be so perpetually dehydrated that (TMI alert) I actually didn’t use the restroom during the entire 8-hr work day (plus a 45 min. commute each way).
I found this ridiculous app called Plant Nanny which encourages you to drink water throughout the day. You get a cute little cartoon plant that grows as you water it! It’s not as cool as a smart bottle but it’s super fun and addicting and it’s really helping me with my weight loss efforts right now as well.
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