Remembering to Drink More Water Each Day With Nativ Bottles

Health Tips: Water Challenge Results

Well I can safely say this has been one of the best challenges I have done – the fact I have completed it is a miracle! It has been challenging at times but I hand on heart say I have changed my ways. Seven weeks ago I was so dehydrated, tired all of the time and had very dry skin. Seven weeks on I am a changed person, I now drink my allowance and more!

So how was it?

I have been stuck in my ways for years and years, going through a whole day with maybe one drink. I never felt thirsty unless it was in the peak of summer- I guess my body had just adjusted to the lack of hydration. When I started this challenge 7 weeks ago I really struggled,  I couldn’t drink my daily allowance- I physically couldn’t handle that much water.

8 glasses may not seem that much, but when you are used to a maximum of 1 glass a day it can be a real effort to increase it by such an amount. To make it worse, my body was not reacting well. I had splitting headaches by the end of every day- and that was only after 4 or 5 glasses! Research told me my body was having to cope with the new amount and the electrolytes were imbalanced. Only perseverance would cure me!

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I am a very visual person and I knew I needed something to help me keep on track, so when I saw these amazing bottles from Nativ I knew I needed one! Having the times down the side of the bottle was so helpful and breaking it into hourly amounts made it much more manageable. It no longer felt like a chore and I was able to gradually increase the amount so my body could adjust bit by bit.

By week 4 I was hitting my daily allowance and feeling so much better! I was feeling more awake and sleeping better each night. The main improvement has been that of my skin. I always suffer terribly with dry skin, especially during the colder months, but my skin is smoother that it has ever been. My lips especially are noticeably smoother- no more need for a lip balm!

final water collage

So what of the wrinkles?

Hmm, well they are still there. But maybe I will have slowed down the ageing process by changing my ways for good. I will continue to take my daily Perfect7 vitamin supplement from Seven Seas too as I know that it gives me everything I need- especially as I do not have the most varied of diets. I have got into a good habit of taking them at breakfast time now and also my UP2 has an alert to remind me should I forget.

The whole process has made me take a long hard look at my health and my habits. I used to get pain in my kidneys every now and then- my body telling me I was doing myself harm. Drinking water seems to have reset my body though and now I have that thirst sensation! My body is finally able to let me know when it is time to drink, although I am still loving using my water bottle every day.

If you don’t drink your daily allowance each day then I would definitely recommend taking up the challenge. I guarantee you will notice results too!

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  • Reply
    November 24, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I also really try to drink as much water as I can – it is hard but I have given up more coffee and tea as a result. Drinking water is so good for you in many ways isn’t it?! Glad you have seen good results xx

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      November 30, 2015 at 12:02 am

      It is so good for you! I am lucky I don’t drink coffee or tea x

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    Tracey Williams
    November 24, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    How fantastic are those bottles. I am off to have a look at the website now as I really need to increase my water intake. Glad you have really noticed a difference since you started the challenge x

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      November 29, 2015 at 11:42 pm

      They are fab bottles, such a simple but effective idea x

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    November 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Well done on completing the challenge Katy! I’m a shocker for not drinking enough during the day. I’ve tried all sorts of apps and timers to remind me but life always gets in the way of my trip to the tap. I’m definitely going to get one of those bottles as I think it’ll make all the difference!

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      November 29, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      The bottles really are great- Mr F has one on his desk at work too x

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