The trouble with water

I know water is the best drink around. It provides hydration without calories, helping your body function properly and letting you feel full on less food.

Most of the time, I don’t have a problem with that. But every winter, it becomes more of a struggle to get enough H2O. Yesterday, for example, I only downed two 16-ounce bottles before midnight (and another one after work, in the car).

That’s only half of the recommended 64 ounces — much less if you use the “half your body weight in ounces” calculation I often hear. By that estimation, I need 115 ounces a day. Yikes!

I think my lack of H2O motivation has something to do with the weather. I prefer to drink my water ice-cold — and downing ice-cold beverages when it’s cold outside (and in the office) just doesn’t appeal.

Sometimes, I resort to the Jedi mind trick I read somewhere: Drinking through a straw. Somehow, it seems easier to drink more H2O when I use a straw. Don’t ask my how that works, because I have no idea.

How about you? Any tips on how to get enough water when it’s cold outside? I’m open to suggestions. Except drinking it at room temperature. I can’t go for that.

… And now that Hall & Oates song is running through my head.

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