Drinking 3 – 6 cups a day, but haven’t reached 8 cups yet

Share This:

Thank you for answering truthfully to my question!
It seems that you are drinking sufficient amounts of water, but struggling to reach the recommended 2+ litres (8+ cups).


Don’t worry, we are all in the same boat, healthy living is a journey and cannot happen overnight. The good news is that you are ahead of most people.

Water is one of the easiest things to forget, although it is essential for all our body processes to function properly. The trick is to have a reminder, one that – just by looking at it you are reminded  – that it’s time to drink more water.

If you are only drinking 3 – 6 cups, then your target would be to reach 2 litres (8 cups) in about 2 weeks. Do you think you will be able to do it?

  • Go slow, start by adding 1 cup (250 ml) more to your current intake.
  • One easy way to do this is by drinking 1 cup of water right when you wake up! This is easy to remember if you prepare 1 cup the night before and keep it next to your bed.
  • Target to finish a 1 litre (4 cups) of water before 12 pm (or before lunch time), and the remaining amount before going to bed.
  • Remember to keep the bottle close to you, or you may find it easier to have one for home, and one for work, and maybe even one in your car (especially if you have long commutes).

PS. You are reading this if you have already signed up to receive step-by-step tricks that help you lose weight and/or manage your health conditions. This is the 3rd step in the email series, if you are not already signed-up, enter your email here to get started from the beginning.

Here are some tools and resources that you may find helpful:

smart-lid-bottleThermos Hydration Bottle with Connected Smart Lid

This bottle has Bluetooth Smart wireless technology with a range of up to 75 feet.
Hydration calculator calculates your recommended water intake based on custom or recommended hydration goals. Measures the intake of liquids while providing real-time temperature readings
Charts and graphs daily, weekly and monthly hydration goals. With up to 12 days of battery life. Click below for the affiliate link.


Get it on Amazon


white-hidratespark-and-teal-purse-flip-flops-phoneHidrate Spark

This is another Smart Water Bottle that goes a step further:

Hidrate Spark 2.0 tracks your water intake.

Connects via bluetooth to hydration app.

Syncs with Fitbit, Apple Watch & more.

Glows to remind you to stay hydrated.


Check it out

Or just a Plain O’l Water Bottle

If you are not comfortable with the technology, all you really need is a simple water bottle with graduations, so you know how much you are actually drinking.

I prefer getting at least a 1 litre scaled water bottle. Remember to keep the bottle close to you and finish it before noon, and then refill  to finish the second one before going to bed.  Click below for the affiliate link.


Get it on Amazon

Additional Readings that may help you:

Hope this helped, please let me know: What are some of the tactics you will start using today?



Do you want to get emails today on helping you lose weight and/or stay on track of your health goals? Sign-up here if you haven’t already done so. 

What do you think? Please comment: