How To Drink More Water

drinking more waterI’ve been getting lots of questions about how I drink so much water, I’m not usually someone that does drinks much but in the last month I’ve been drinking more, around 3-4 litres a day. I’m not going to say it’s changed my life but I’ve been enjoying it and have found my skin to be clearer too. I know it is something people do struggle with so here some tips…

Set a target- Everyday I’ll set myself a target on how much water I want to drink, you can drink too much so don’t over do it but my personal target is 3 litres if I haven’t worked out and 4 if I have. I then set targets throughout the day, at the gym I drink a litre and then set the next three out throughout the day. If you’re really struggling to drink enough (2 litres is the recommended amount) then it might be worth drawing a little colour in diagram each morning in your diary or using a water counter app (like Daily Water Free).

Find the right bottle- This is probably the thing that has helped me the most, it took me a little while to find the right bottle and it’s probably not permeant. I personally don’t really like drinking out of glasses and think bottles are a far easier way to drink water as you can carry it around with you and keep track of the amount you drink. I’ve tried filter bottle, I have an embarrassing amount of regular reusable bottles and I’ve also tried portable cups with a straw but I’ve been sticking to my Evian 1litre bottle for a while now. They’re not too easy to find and usually have to be bought as a multi-pack but I love how easy it is to track my water with these, they’re also double the size of regular bottles without being as heavy as 1.5 litre bottles which you normally get as the next size up. I also think they’re not as scary as the 1.5 litres and I can get through these quickly easily. I do refill these throughout the day whenever I have finished a bottle but I think I will be looking for a 1litre reusable bottle (Bobble do some good ones) as I know these plastic ones aren’t great.

Keep the bottle with you- I try to never leave home without a bottle, this way I don’t have to worry about finding water to drink or buying a bottle whilst I’m out. It takes away the temptation to buy a Diet Coke instead and I just think that the more convenient the better.

Invest in a filter- This is something I personally don’t do but I know I should (I just drink tap water). Buying water in the supermarket is an unnecessary expense as well as bad for the environment, if I had to pay £3 each day for my daily intake of water I’m sure I would drink much less. Filtering tap water makes so much more sense but also gets rid of contaminants which may be in water.

Cut back on non-water drinks- Although I do have a small cup of tea in the morning, I rarely have anything else that isn’t water. I personally just feel that it’s unnecessary chemicals/calories that I don’t really need to be putting into my body. I’ll indulge about once a week in a glass of wine or even a glass of diet coke but I try not to make it a regular thing.

Add flavour- This is a favourite of mine in the summer months but adding fruits, vegetables and herbs to your water is great, especially if you find water boring. I personally love to add cucumber, lemon and mint to mine but there are so many different option, you’ll just need to experiment to find the right one for you.

Don’t over do it- Drinking too much water can also be bad for you, you definitely want to spread your water consumption out throughout the day. I’d also avoid too much water just before bed as you don’t want it disturbing your sleep.


  1. Yiota
    18th April 2016 / 3:23 pm

    I aim to drink at least 2l per day and I always carry with me a small bottle. Also at the office, I always have a full glass in front of me so it is more accessible. It is not difficult to start drinking.more water, it is so important for healthy body and skin.


    • Sabrina
      19th April 2016 / 11:18 pm

      Love the full glass idea! xx

  2. Parie Joshi
    18th April 2016 / 3:34 pm

    Drinking more water is one of my goals but I am really bad at drinking it all day, think I need to get a new bottle!

    Parie x

    • Sabrina
      19th April 2016 / 11:18 pm

      Hope it goes well xx

    • Sabrina
      19th April 2016 / 11:17 pm

      Thanks xx

  3. 19th April 2016 / 3:16 am

    This was a great post! I personally hate the taste of water, to see other people that struggle with this is comforting. I use the Waterminder app which is also based on your body and how much you need (iTunes). I found using a protein shaker cup has helped me drink my water, lately don’t know why but I’m going with it. Thanks for some tips and ideas !!

    • Sabrina
      19th April 2016 / 11:17 pm

      It can be so hard, glad to hear you’re finding it a little easier xx

  4. 23rd April 2016 / 1:01 am

    I definitely needed this post! I used to be really good when it came to drinking water, but now I have become so bored of it I only find myself drinking around 2 cups a day, which is bad considering I used to drink around the daily amount. I will definitely try your tips , thanks for sharing hun xx

  5. 24th April 2016 / 11:31 am

    I am a fan of the water. But it’s easier for me to drink it a lot in summer and in winter I am a tea maniac!

  6. 16th May 2016 / 7:16 am

    When I moved to UK I stopped drinking water for more than one year! I just drunk coffees, cokes and teas… till I started filling tired, sleeping bad (because of the caffeine of these drinks) and I switch to water. I think I drink less than 2 liters but I still drink some (less than before) coffee and I eat fruits and vegetables so I really found this change very positive in my life 😀

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