Whether you can’t remember to drink water due to your busy schedule, or you just don’t like the taste, we’ve come up with a few key strategies to help keep your water intake up. And remember, water is not only one of the most important parts of the ketogenic diet, it also prevents dehydration, which can lead to muscle cramps and fainting
1) Always keep a water bottle with you: half the battle of water consumption is access. You can’t drink it if you don’t have it. Keep one at home and one at the office, and keep it somewhere you won’t forget to grab it!
2) Try infusing your water! If you don’t like the taste, a simple, and chemical-free, way to get around that is infusing your water with fruit and herbs! Grab some berries and your herbs of choice (we recommend mint, rosemary, and thyme), and create a flavorful, colorful concoction.
3) Develop a routine: do you just forget to drink water? Make it a habit. Drink a glass when you wake up in the morning, with every meal and snack, and before you go to bed. Before you know it, reaching for the water will be second nature!
4) Cut that diet soda habit: if you’re staying hydrated, then a diet soda every now and then isn’t anything to worry about. But if your water intake is low, drinking diet soda can dehydrate you even more.