Hydration

The last time I went to the doctor, he told me I was dehydrated. I try very hard to drink water throughout the day, but am not always successful. My solution to that is to keep several insulated containers of cold water at my desk. Doing this has helped.

At home is another story. I was swilling iced tea faster than I could make it and chill it, so I was holding back drinking, so I’d have something cold to drink “later.” I finally decided that was a bogus strategy, since it prevented me from drinking enough fluids.

I went on line and found my favorite iced tea pitcher and purchased it in several additional colors. Then I created a color-coded key and hung it on the fridge.

I like teas from Celestial Seasonings, especially their Cool Brew black teas. I order these by the case directly from Celestial Seasonings, as I cannot find them in stores around here. You don’t need to boil water to make them. I also like their fruit teas, especially the blueberry and acai mango.

So here is what the top shelf of my fridge now looks like:

I never go thirsty.

2 thoughts on “Hydration

  1. Claire Gem says:

    This is an interesting way to approach the “I don’t drink enough water” problem – one I share. But do check to be sure the herbal teas you are drinking are not among those that are diuretics, as certain ones, even caffeine-free varieties, are. You may not be solving your dehydration problem as much as you think.
    Love those pitcher, though! Wish I had enough room in my fridge for something like that!

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