Thursday, March 19, 2009

Drink More Water.... Please?

I'm trying to get my kids to drink more water. I think its a healthy option and they don't need a lot of sugary drinks, not that they get very many. Although when I give it some thought, that syrupy thick concoction they try to pass off as a juice drink during lunch frightens me. Be it known, I am easily frightened,( I dilute juice at home, everything but orange). I haven't used Kool-Aid since I was a kid, not that there is anything wrong with it, and I always prepared it according to the package directions, so it didn't taste the same as the stuff at my friends houses (they used more sugar). To each his own.

However, I still want my children to drink more water. It has been a struggle, because certain people don't want to follow the rules, and get all huffy when you try to enforce the law. (Five year old's, the nerve of them). So today, I bought us all these little water bottles. That way I could lead by example. The new rule is we should all drink at least one bottle a day, preferably 2 for the kids, and 3 for me. Hey I have my own issues with water, and yes the container only holds a whopping 18 ounces, but that is better than the 8-10 I've been getting.

I figure a few more swigs of water per day, should help me feel more rested, less hungry and over all a little healthier. So maybe you should drink more water too...please :)

Be Blessed


bethanyg said...

Good for you! I'm with you on the more water, less juice stuff. I dilute too, but still. I find drinking from a bottle makes it all go down better, and I'm doing lots better with it.

Best of luck!

Susan said...

I think that every time I get into the habit of drinking more water at work, I start to crave it. It is a good thing for sure.