You’ve heard it all your life. You need to drink an adequate amount of water, every day, to ward off dehydration, protect your health, and even lose weight. Unfortunately, your taste buds don’t appreciate the advice… What’s wrong? And more importantly, how can you overcome your dislike of water?
Get it tested. Have you noticed that water tastes fine in some places, but not at home? There might actually be something wrong with your water. Have the pH levels tested, and install a filtration or treatment system as needed. Your plumber can assist you.
Add flavor. Maybe water is just too plain and boring for you. Try various fruit infusions by steeping fresh fruit in a pitcher of water overnight. Switch up your “recipes” often, to avoid boredom. Aside from fruit, cucumber and mint infusions are also delicious.
Make it bubbly. If you recently gave up soda and find yourself missing it, try carbonated water. You can buy different versions of these at the grocery store, or make your own bubbly infusions at home.
Substitute some herbal tea. Obviously, you should watch out for caffeine, and don’t add sugar to your tea. But green tea or herbal tea is an acceptable substitute for water, once per day or so.
Just go for it. Often, the real problem with water is that some people’s taste buds just aren’t used to it. This is usually the case with people who drank soda for years, and recently gave it up for health reasons. If this sounds familiar, you might just have to go cold turkey for a few weeks. It will take about two to three weeks for your taste buds to adjust to non-sweet drinks, but we promise the lifelong health benefits are worth the effort!
If you’re hoping to lose weight for health reasons, switching from soda to water is one of the best things you can do. But for more advice, including a medically supported weight loss plan, give us a call. We can help you lose weight the safe way, and keep it off for good.