A few months ago I was sitting at the dinner table pouring the remaining diet soda from a 2 liter bottle. I realized that I just opened this 2 liter at lunch time. I thought about how much water I had to drink that day and the answer was easy…. none.
I had a few cups of coffee and a bunch of soda throughout the day, but no water.
It’s no wonder why I felt sluggish all the time. The amount of water I was drinking was extremely low.
My wife would come home with the 12-packs of diet soda, 3 for $10 and they would be gone by the time the next shopping trip came the following week.
I’ve always forced water down just because I knew I needed it. Whether it’s because I am going to the gym and want to be hydrated or I am dealing with a high blood sugar and I need to hydrate and flush my system, I’ve just always had to force the water down.
I can’t remember the last time I thought to myself, “I could really go for a nice ice cold glass of water”.
Just last night I thought to myself, “I could really go for a bowl of ice cream”, but that’s a totally different story!
The story of how I came across hint water goes like this. Every Monday I receive the Gary Vaynerchuk Hustler’s Digest and for a while, he was allowing brands to do a giveaway or discount at the bottom of his newsletters. I just so happened to be sitting at the computer at that exact time on a Monday when hint was giving away a free case of water.
I was one of the first 200 or so people to sign up for the free case of water.
I actually won something from a newsletter, sort of.
I’ve tried plenty of different flavored water options. Flavored, soda water, powder mixes, liquid squeezers, everything. And nothing tasted right. So, at first, I was not sure if I was going to even like the hint water, but I figured I’d give a try.
My thoughts on flavored water changed when I tried hint for the first time.
Yes, this is a sponsored post, and yes, I really do drink hint and think that it’s amazing.
I love hint because it tastes natural and real. Because it is.
I’ve been drinking hint for a while now and drinking water is no longer something that I force. I love the taste of the watermelon infused water. It’s not overwhelming to the point that it tastes fake and artificially sweetened.
It actually tastes like water with a hint of strawberry.
Now, I must say that I haven’t fully substituted hint out for all water consumption in general. I still drink a glass of regular water in the morning, before and after the gym (when I actually go) and one at dinner. But, I have replaced soda, juices, and other sparkling water drinks with hint.
When I first tried hint after winning the GaryVee giveaway, I tried their original fruit infused water. I was then able to try their hintfizz water as well. The hintfizz is their version of sparkling water and has some carbonation to it. I like to drink this at dinner time because the carbonation gives it that feeling of drinking a diet soda, but without all the bad that comes along with it.
My wife and I have even started giving our daughter hint water. Her favorite is the watermelon. Which makes total sense since her favorite fruit to eat is watermelon. She now always asks “daddy, can I have some watermelon water please?”
Of course it’s impossible to say no when she says please…. right?
As I mentioned above and I will repeat it again here, this is a sponsored post, but these are my true feelings about hint. I wouldn’t promote something and share with you if I didn’t use it myself, and also love it myself.
That’s the main reason why I decided to do this sponsored post.
I’ve heard a lot of people with diabetes talk about not drinking enough water because they hate water. Well, this is a perfect reason to not hate water anymore and to increase your intake of water. Most diets that exist today would allow hint to be included in it. For example, hint was just recently accepted into the Whole30 diet.
I still enjoy a diet soda, or two….. Ok 3… when I’m eating out, but when I’m home, it’s all natural infused water.
Just a few facts about hint:
- Zero diet sweeteners
- Zero calories
- Zero preservatives
- All Natural
Some of their flavors include:
- Blood Orange
- Crisp Apple
- Strawberry Kiwi
- And more
You can check out all of their flavors and products at DrinkHint.com