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Here are some tips that I have learned/re-learned and followed from an amazing post at Keeper of the Home:
::Our bodies become dehydrated over night so in the morning is the best time to start our re-hydrating process.
::It is recommended that you drink half of your body weight in ounces. It is recommended that we try to drink of our recommended ounces by mid-morning.
::Wake up with warm lemony water (I have been doing this, not enjoying it but doing it and I like the results- a lot!). This is actually a good cleanse for your body, prepares your digestive system for food, and helps to alkalize your body. I bring about 12 oz. of water to just warm in a pot, poor into a mug, and add 1/2 of a squeezed lemon and a little honey. It is better, for me, once it has cooled down a bit.
::Drink between meals. When you drink with a meal- a very natural thing- it affects your digestive juices. Which in return can make it slower and less effective. Which interferes with your bodies absorption to nutrients.
::Avoid plain tap water- this has been easy for me since I was a kid. Use purified. Still not sure what is the best but we have a place here that we have trusted for years or from the Health Food Store's Reverse Osmosis system.
::Store your water smartly. My preference, Klean Kanteen.
Go drink up- stay hydrated even if you don't feel dehydrated. You don't want to get to that point because it is no fun and water really is good for you.