Tips for Staying Hydrated During the Cooler Months

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Proper hydration can make all the difference in your weight-loss goals and overall health, but it can be easy to neglect during the cooler months. With the weather getting colder, many of us forget to drink enough water. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to stay hydrated during the cooler months so you can feel your best and achieve your health goals.

Practical Hydration Tips for the Fall and Winter Seasons

Drink Warm Beverages

During the colder months, it can be more difficult to drink cold water or low-sugar sports drinks because they’re less appetizing in colder temperatures. Instead, try drinking warm herbal tea or broth. You can also make hot lemon water, which not only hydrates but also provides some vitamin C.

Eat Water-Rich Foods

Eating more fruits and vegetables can help you stay hydrated. Citrus fruits, watermelon, cucumber and celery are a few examples of fruits and veggies with a high water content. You can also replace your usual snacks with low-calorie fruits such as strawberries, melons and grapes.

Packing Hydration-Packed Soups

Winter is the ideal time to indulge in a hot bowl of soup. Add in some protein, such as chicken, lentils or beans, plus lots of vegetables, for a comforting and wholesome meal that’s also hydrating. Just make sure you don’t add too much salt to your soups, as high sodium intake can dehydrate you.

Set Reminders

It can be easy to forget to drink enough water during the cooler months, especially if you’re not sweating as much as you do in the summer. Set reminders on your phone or computer to drink water throughout the day. You can also leave a glass of water next to your bed and drink it first thing in the morning.

Add Flavor to Plain Water

Not everyone likes the taste of plain water. Fortunately, there are water flavorings that can make plain water taste more appealing. You can use sugar-free water flavorings such as Crystal Light or Mio, or try adding some fresh fruit like strawberries or raspberries to your water bottle. Fresh herbs are nice as well. Add some rosemary + lemon or basil + cucumber to your water for a fresh and unique flavor.

Staying hydrated is just as important during the cooler months as it is during the summer months. With a few simple tweaks to your diet and reminders to drink water frequently, you can stay hydrated and healthy even when it’s cold outside. Incorporate these tips into your routine and you’ll soon be on your way to a healthier, more hydrated you in no time.

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