Solutions to the hydration problem

Updated on December 4, 2019 in General Support Thread
11 on October 16, 2019

The issue with staying hydrated has popped up a few times on here where the person simply forgets to drink water throughout their day.  I’ve dealt with that myself and I wanted to share a couple of water bottles that helped me to remember.  

H2OPal Smart Water Bottle Hydration Tracker ($99ish on Amazon)
It’s a super smart water bottle that sends reminders through your iPhone.  It automatically adjusts itself to make sure you’re getting the proper hydration based on your profile and activity that day.   It’s made of glass and I personally think water tastes better out of glass vessels but that’s subjective. Unfortunately, it’s rather expensive for a water bottle and only works with iPhone.  Since it’s made of glass it wouldn’t be ideal for cycling or running.  It’s best for an office job or stay-at-home situation.

ICEWATER 3-in-1 Smart Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($20ish on Amazon)
It’s stainless steel so it can be taken anywhere and it lights up every hour to remind you to drink water.  It also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker that works amazingly well.  It’s easy to grab and go without worrying about profiles or anything like that plus it’s affordable. 

 

Those are just two solutions that worked for me.  Please share your tips and tricks if you have any.  

 
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0 on October 16, 2019

I set reminders on my phone and on my work calendar and it helps me keep track of my water intake.  Drinking water becomes a habit after a while. 

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0 on October 17, 2019

I drink water regularly so I don’t expect that I’ll have a problem.  I appreciate the ideas though, and will tuck them away for later cause you never know. 

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3 on October 18, 2019

I had surgery more than a year ago and I still have trouble staying hydrated. I get so busy at work that I simply forget to have a drink. I’m going to order the H20 Pal since it sends reminders. I’m not thrilled to pay that much for a water bottle, but hopefully it will do the trick.

on October 21, 2019

Add Chia seeds to your water, it adds protein, and they swell with the liquid. As they travel the intestine, that swelling is slowly dehydrated by colonworks. 😉 This extends the hydration about 10%more. Win/win. Nuum Tabs are another way, pedalbikers and runners use this to help with Hydration too.

on October 23, 2019

I figured that the chia seeds might just float on top of the water and clog things up, but it worked great when I tried that trick today.  My problem is that I’m rarely hungry and I’m rarely thirsty since having the gastric sleeve procedure. I have to force myself to sip many times a day because the thirst drive just isn’t there. I started adding chia seeds today and think it might help. Thanks for the tips!

on October 24, 2019

You’re welcome. I have to catch myself from eating bored. I know I should eat healthy but nothing sounds good..so I don’t eat – which is worse! So, to make sure I don’t have an excuse, I bought a 12 pack of protein bars. Tomorrow, I’m going to see what I can do with orange cream whey powder and energy bites. If you have any cool recipes u like , would love to hear.

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0 on October 27, 2019

Both of these sound really awesome! I tend to forget to drink, so one of these may be a good solution for me. I don’t have an iPhone, so I think I’ll try the stainless steel one. Maybe they’ll make one that works with Android someday. 🙂 

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0 on October 28, 2019

Thank you for sharing, Roo. These water bottles might be particularly helpful after surgery since we have to have a liquid-only diet for a couple of weeks. I’m going to look into getting something like this before I go to the surgery center. 

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0 on November 19, 2019

I have a problem with this. I tried the alarms, I tried to always have a bottle near me but I just keep forgetting. Now I kind of turned it around, so anytime I think of it, I just make myself get up and drink a bunch.

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1 on December 4, 2019

Drinking water has never been a problem for me. I have an office job so I sit at my desk a lot, but I always have a bottle of water on my table and that’s a reminder for me to drink. I just wonder what it will be like once I have the surgery.

on December 4, 2019

Like water Tetris. Ur stomach is swollen, so getting in OZ is hard, and it’s now smaller in general …so 16oz can take 1 hour plus.

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