I don't think it's too big of an overstatement to say that I detest the taste of water.
I don't mind it if I've been playing soccer or other sport and am super thirsty, but other than that I tend to steer away from it.
But it's so good for you, I am told.
As a gardener, you don't have to convince me of the benefits of water to life. I don't dispute water's contribution to overall health, better skin, clearer mind etc. It's just that I don't like the taste.
A cup of water on my desk will go untouched all day. But determined to be healthier and fitter by summer I've been toying with ways to increase my water intake, and have come up with the one mug solution.
Now instead of letting water sit by the computer while I sip coffee (which I do like), I simply wash out my coffee mug and fill it with water. Now I can't have more coffee until after the water is gone. Incentive indeed. Just three more gulps...and I can have java. Thank god.
So now in a morning I have 4 cups of water. Yes it's interspersed with coffee, but it's still 4 more cups than I was having before. And I'm drinking less coffee too Down to 2-3 from my usual 5 in a day.
Works for me!
If you have any other tips for including water in your life, please let me know - I need all the help I can get...!
For more tips check out http://www.wearethatfamily.com/2009/03/wfmw-backwards-edition.html