Last week I talked about putting your fork down, which then led me to revisit the concept of not putting food in my mouth when I have food in my mouth (if there’s food in your mouth). Sometimes we’ve made changes and found strategies that worked, but over time, we may have drifted away from using them. It’s now time to go back and revisit one strategy, change or idea that worked for you. Put it back in play this week.
In addition to focusing on putting my fork down and finishing my food one mouthful at a time, I’m looking at my habits around what and when I drink. In the morning, I drink coffee, and that’s not going to change (at least this week), but I do want to revise what I reach for in the late afternoon. As the days transition into summer, it’s time to make water more exciting than my other options. I could drink more water by:
- Adding mint leaves
- Adding fresh or frozen berries, cherries, or other favorite fruit
- Choosing mineral water with a slice of orange
- Adding cucumbers
- Making flavored ice cubes from fruit juice (I miss my lemon tree!).
What change or strategy will your revisit?
What habit or behavior could you revise?
Organizing Ideas for choosing water
Pull out your favorite pitcher and fill it up in the morning. Either place it front and center in the refrigerator (blocking your previous beverage choices) or put it on the counter with your best water glass.
Prep the mint, cucumber, or fruit ahead of time so that’s it’s easy to add.
Challenge family and friends to find refreshing and tasty zero-calorie ways to liven up your summer beverage.
Track the amount of water you get each day or gain awareness of what’s in your other options — drink up.