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Congratulations to Rhonda (Commenter #196) on winning this $50 giveaway!

I have always been aware of the great benefits of drinking water. A little known fact about me is that I actually went to college for a food and nutrition degree. Even though I didn’t pursue my career as a dietician, I have been able to put into practice how to cook for my family and provide healthy choices for them.  Drinking more water is a positive choice for all of us… well, maybe not my daughter who is still in those early stages of potty training, but I digress!

There are oodles of benefits to water and I can say that I am seeing a couple of benefits already. For me, my eyes don’t feel quite as dry as they used to. I also feel like I have a little more bounce in my step. More importantly, it is helping me get over the hump of midday snacking because I feel more full.

Here are few more positive benefits of drinking more water:

  • While water is not a miracle cure for anything, dehydration can make you feel drained and can cause all sorts of ailments from muscle aches to headaches. You can combat issues like these by drinking the recommended amount of water for your day.
  • Water might not make you lose weight, but it can help you feel fuller. My junk food loading has slowed down these past two weeks and I have been trying to reach for a glass of water instead of that cookie jar.
  • Drinking more water will help your skin look even better. By drinking my eight glasses of water, my skin doesn’t feel as dry anymore. Anything that can help my skin look better and still keep me on my frugal budget is a dream come true.

Crystal Light would like you to sign up for the Water Way Challenge is easy and will only take a few seconds. You can then use the site as a tool to track your hydration throughout the day. The bonus of signing up is that Crystal Light will be assisting those 900 million folks around the world who do not have access to clean water.

To help encourage discussion about hydration, I will be offering a fun giveaway of $50 to one lucky reader each day that I post about this challenge (four opportunities in all). To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment by 06/23 (Tuesday) at 8PM EST and tell me one benefit you notice from staying hydrated?

Would you like additional entries? For each item completed, you can post one additional entry below:

1.       Enter the $250 Divine Caroline Giveaway and come back here to let me know you have entered.

2.      Subscribe to my blogs, (pick one or subscribe to all three) then leave a comment letting me know you have with. If you are already subscribed, just let me know with your additional entry.

3.      Follow me on Twitter (@momadvice)  and let me know you are my latest and greatest friend!

Photo Credit: Rob Wakerfield

(Please note that this post has been sponsored by Crystal Light. We are happy to be working with the company and sharing the message about hydration and giving others access to clean water through this sponsorship)



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    I stopped drinking sodas seven months ago. I drink more water now than I ever have. I have more energy since drinking water. The water makes me feel better, the sodas drag you down.

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    When I was pregnant, drinking extra water staved off cramping that plagued my first, unsuccessful pregnancy. After son was born, staying hydrated helped with milk supply and detoxing from hormone shifts faster.

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    I notice that drinking more water, in the summer especially, helps me keep going through the day and gives me more energy. Especially when I add Crystal Light! I live off that stuff basically. I’ve also noticed it does keep me from eating as much. Definitely a plus!

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    I have noticed I haven’t been as moody lately! Maybe it’s because I’m getting less headaches from drinking more water!

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    Well I have a problem with my heart called Atrial Fibrillation and staying hydrated helps to keep this problem in check. I am very thankful for water and happen to love Crystal Light.

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    I must admit that I hate drinking water. However, I now drink 10 – 12 bottles of 16.9 oz of water a day now. With the help of Crystal Light – it would not be possible. My favorite flavor is Wild Strawberry. I don’t buy 1 box at a time, not it is 10 boxes at a time. I gave up all cola and frizzy drinks for my health. I have lost weight, have a healthy glow and yes more enery.

    Give it a try – you will not believe the differance it makes.

    Thanks Crystal Light – I am one of your biggest fans.

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    I drink water to stay full feeling longer. I have better skin. WW says drink water but I have always done so!

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    Water is good on so many levels. I personally drink distilled water and it cleanses my spirit. Keep my and baby on the way hydrated; flushes my kidneys and in Texas a must to stay cool in the hot summers.

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    The best thing on a hot summer day is a nice, ice cold glass of water. Water helps remove the impurities from my system.

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    Water is God’s gift to us. It refreshes us and fills us up with wonderful hydrating molecules to help our bodies, mentally, physically and spiritually.

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    Staying hydrated makes my body feel cleansed and it also keeps me fuller. Sometimes when you feel hungry you are really only thirsty. So drink up!

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    when I drink water I feel better and not full like drinking other drinks.My skin looks better and since I am on Weight Watchers it’s a plus all around.

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    My family and I drink a lot of water. It is what we drink 95% of the time. It is just delicious!!

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    A little personal, but very true….Keeping hydrated helps me eliminate more regular since I have IBS.

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    I eat a lot less when I stay hydrated. I especially don’t feel as tempted to snack on junk food when water is my primary go-to. I’m thrilled my kids love it and prefer it over juice too!

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    I love drinking water! I feel like I have so much more energy when I stay hydrated!

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    One benefit to staying hydrated: I feel like my digestive system is regularly flushed out, leading to better health overall!

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    One benefit to staying hydrated: I feel my food digests quicker and healthier, because I’m keeping my body flushed! I feel in overall better health when properly hydrated.

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    The more water you drink, the more “water” weight you seem to lose!! Gotta love that!!

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    I can always tell when my body is in dire need of water, I get awful headaches. About 20-30 min after drinking water it usually is gone. My Dr. as always said that the first sign of dehydration is a headache

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    When I drink water, I don’t have the desire to drink soda or juice! When I give my kids water, they tend to stop when they’re sated, rather than just for the flavor, as they would with juice.

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    It may sound weird but I can sleep better when I am more hydrated. I don’t have to get up to go to the bathroom as much….lol

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    I feel more full when I drink water…it helps curb snacking and craving for me. And much fewer headaches because I stay hydrated!

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    When I am hydrated I am much more focused, plus I notice my skin looks much more healthy.

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    I have bad knees, and I find that they hurt a LOT less if I’m drinking plenty of water. I also NEVER get chapped lips unless I’m not drinking enough water.

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    When I stay hydrated I feel better and think I look better. My husband tells me I glow… I said to him that only happens when one is ezpecting……………… and with 7 now we better not be expecting!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (maybe I shouldn’t drink the water!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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    Staying hydrated makes me less crabby-if I’m thirsty, I’m complaining! Water is my friend.

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    water is absolutely my favoritest bestest drink,i am over weight and disabled and because i drink so much water i dont have to take my water pills i love water and i drink it all day i put jugs in the freezer let it melt and that is my beverage for the day

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