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What tricks and tools have you found helpful for getting enough fluids?

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20 minutes ago, pmz said:

What tricks and tools have you found helpful for getting enough fluids?

I always had a water bottle on me and set a timer on my watch to remind me to drink.

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I’d always drunk lots of Water but after surgery I really struggled - it tasted odd & it didn’t interest me. So I’d eat watermelon (when I was able) to help boost my Fluid intake. It’s 90% water. Strawberries, cantaloupe, oranges are also good sources of fluid. As are lettuce, celery & cucumber. All have very high water content.

You can’t really measure how much fluid you’ve had eating these things so I tried to keep my pee a light straw colour. I still struggle to get water in but I must be getting enough fluids with the addition of these other sources cause I pee all day & night! Lol.

I also keep a bottle of water next to my bed & have a couple of sips every time I wake which is often - usually to pee. And I sip from the bottle in my day at every traffic light. It all helps.

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I make a point of always keeping a drink by me. Also I've used high Protein Soups quite a lot which I've been told I can count as liquids. I found it very hard at first to drink enough Fluid, but it's getting easier.

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