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Keep Track of Water Intake With Chocolate

Drinking enough water is so important to our health. Not only is staying hydrated good for our skin, it also promotes regularity and weight loss by keeping cells fully functional to stoke your metabolism. Eight glasses of water isn't the standard anymore, so to find out how much water you need per day, depending on your age, height, weight, and activity level, check out Fit's Calculator. I need about 80 to 100 ounces a day, so I figured out a fun and tasty way to monitor my daily water intake.

I put eight to 10 dark chocolate-covered cranberries in a little dish on my desk. Every time I drink 10 ounces of agua, I treat myself to a chocolate morsel. It reminds me to consistently drink water throughout the day until the dish is empty. If chocolate doesn't inspire you, fill your dish with something else you enjoy like cashews, dried cherries, or yogurt-covered raisins.

gonedelirious gonedelirious 8 years
I'm going with gummy worms!
AlexandraEva AlexandraEva 8 years
Just watch your pee. If it's dark, you need more water. Clear urine is healthy urine.
Karelynn Karelynn 8 years
Great idea!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
This works with any treat! It gets you to up your water intake, it slows down the sweet intake, and it fills you up faster!
syako syako 8 years
That's a neat idea, Fit. I like the visual aspect to it.
Ellie-Yeah Ellie-Yeah 8 years
I love this idea .. Going to try it now x
lydialee_home lydialee_home 8 years
That's a good idea - except I will use M&M choco-peanuts as that's my favorite. :)
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Drinking water isn't a problem for me. I lurves my water.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
That is a great idea! I usually just try to drink two nalgenes.
Elizabeth1981 Elizabeth1981 8 years
Two of my friends at work just walked into my office and saw this post. One said, "what the heck is that?" The other said, "is that a rabbit litter box?" :) Then I explained the concept, and all three of us are thinking of giving it a try. Good idea!
theglossarie theglossarie 8 years
Now that, is a brilliant idea!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I love drinking water, so I don't need motivation. I'm like a fish -- I can't get enough water. Being well-hydrated makes for good skin and high energy (at least for me).
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
It's a decent idea but it probably wouldn't work for me.
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
If you only need up to 100 ounces of water a day, then you shouldn't actually drink 80 to 100 ounces! All of the water in your foods and other beverages count toward the total! Coffee, soup, salad, veggies... all very significant sources of water.
CarmenP CarmenP 8 years
That's a nice trick but I don't need it I think I rather drink to much water! (btw that fit calculator doesn't work...)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
That's cool, but I don't think that'd work for me personally. I just fill my water bottle up twice and make sure I drink it. Putting a slice of lemon in it makes it a little less of a pain for me, but I still don't love water.
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