Thursday, 28 February 2013

Brita Water Challenge Giveaway




This year I  am feeling very healthy. I'm regularly eating breakfast, eating well over my five a day, at my optimum weight thanks to Slimming World and feeling good.

However I do get energy dips and  I am aware my hydration is not what it should be.

BRITA  have kitted me out with a jug and a Fill and Go water bottle which filters water to drink on the go, and  challenged me to a month of getting my recommended fluid intake in filtered water.  

Well February is known for being a wet month! 


They were  interested in how upping my  filtered water intake makes me feel, firstly I wanted to get some facts to motivate me so I went on a search and  found some great facts from Brita and through the world wide web!

1. Water is a healthy drink, especially if filtered and contains no calories.

2. I know from my time eating with Slimming World that the brain sometimes will be sending out messages and we can mistake them for hunger messages,when in fact your body just might be thirsty. I have tried listening a bit more carefully and often having a drink will make me feel full again,especially if I am eating regularly.

Talking about the brain, when our bodies become dehydrated our attention and  concentration can decrease by 13%  and short term memory by 7%, so drinking water can increase brainpower. I certainly need it.

My results in at the end of the month are pretty convincing for me.

I feel better, more energy. I did find my sleep disturbed but sorted it out by drinking my water early morning.

Maybe too much information, but my wee is a lovely colour and smells less.  My bowels are running better.....(Sorry)

My skin looks better, plumper and more refreshed. 

I am certainly less tired, I even would say less crabby, life has been tough and busy here, but I feel I have more energy to ride things out.



All in all its convinced me to drink more. I love the taste of the filtered water, the jug has been great for the kitchen, I keep my water dispenser stocked and ice cold water is always at hand. The family are drinking more, down to the nicer taste.



The Fill and Go Bottle has been used while I was away,I love it, I stayed in a hotel this weekend and was able to have my own filtered water for the night and out and about. I can see this being really great in summer especially. 

Great news Brita have 10 Fill & Go Bottles  to lucky winners

You can enter via the easypeasy Rafflecopter.

Due to vast amounts of spam comments, I am afraid Anonymous comments have had to been disabled , for those that only enter this way, you can add a name only to the Open ID  area, no need to register to enter.

185 comments:

  1. I like water but prefer it from a bottle and not the tap. I probably don't drink enough of it to be honest.

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  2. I love water. I can't really give a tip as I've always drank water :-)

    http://www.adventuresofayorkshiremum.co.uk/

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  3. I am terrible at drinking water - would love to win one of these, could really change my life (cheesy but true)

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  4. Hey,
    I do like water, but I always forget to buy a bottle because I don't drink tap water. I used to have a filter but then I got sick of keep on having to buy filters, so now I just boil water from my kettle then leave in to cool over night and put in into the fridge.

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  5. im making it my goal to stay fit and healthy this year so this would be perfect!

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  6. I am good with drinking water. Most days I will drink at least 3 pints

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  7. I drink about 5 cups of green tea instead of water. I find it easier to manage to drink

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  8. Could sure use one of these after my daily gym workout.

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  9. i prefer my water warm so boil the kettle pour it out and wait until it is lukewarmish to drink it

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  10. i like water but don't drink enough. So recently I brought a lovely large water jug and every mealtime it is put on the table , its slowly becoming a habit.

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  11. could do with one the amount of water i drink

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  12. I struggle. I always get headaches and my partner says it's because I don't drink enough water. I never drink tap water though. It has to be bottled or boiled cooled tap water.

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  13. I love water, only thing I drink nowadays. I drink plenty and I avoid drinking bottled water and only drink filter water. I always have a cup of water beside my bedside before I sleep so if i get thirsty at night, I have water to hand. Always carry water in my bag.

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  14. I like flavoured water so I drink mine mixed with sugar free squash. I drink four pints a day. I use a big Brita filter that I keep in the fridge but it's seen better days and isn't portable :)

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  15. I struggle to drink the recommended amount, however i have started carrying a bottle with me and keeping it in font of me because if it's there i'm more likely to drink it

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  16. I love water, especially when Im abroad, icey cold from a bottle.

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  17. I add sugar free squash to my water, mix it up in a big jug and aim to drink the whole jug in a day. But my eyes keep sliding towards the many cans of Pesi Max hoarded in my fridge. Nooo!

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  18. I don't mind drinking water, I would like to cultivate the healthy habit of drinking enough H20. I have tried in the past but have fallen back into my tea and coffee habit. I think that carrying a stylish water bottle could help me stick to my resolution, I have no idea why I find it so difficult to do, especially as I know how good it is for me.

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  19. I mainly drink water but struggle to drink enough.

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  20. I don't mind drinking water. I sometimes put a few drops of lemon or lime juice in the water to maker it taste more interesting

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  21. I do like water but I do struggle to drink 8 cups a day but I now add some skinny sprinkles to it its like a food substitute so its also part of a diet brilliant to help you reach your goal x

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  22. I always drink water -very rarely diluting juice with it but normally just water. I do struggle to drink my full 2 litres every day though!

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  23. i drink loads of water i do put a tiny bit of juice in it though

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  24. I find don't drink as much water as I should in the winter, when it's cold I drink more tea and coffee.

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  25. I like water and like it even more with blackcurrant cordial added.

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  26. like water but dont drink enough more a tea person

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  27. I love drinking water. I will drink at least 3 pints

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  28. I probably don't drink enough water but I love cups of tea, so make up for it there.

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  29. I drink loads and loads of water. Drink lots as fruit tea and the rest just as water.

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  30. I'm not keen on plain water but do like diluted drinks _ I find I drink more of it if I use a straw. @lorrainesaeed

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  31. I drink a few pints of water in a day with out any trouble

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  32. Tend to drink it in the summer and from the tap. Too cold for me in the winter

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  33. I do try to drink enough, but usually fail miserably......

    Laura Harris

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  34. I do like water, but I'm naughty and struggle to drink the recommended daily amount. I always end up making a cup of hot tea, especially in winter

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  35. I've been a fan of filtered water for years and try to encourage my little ones to drink water regularly. It is my drink of choice :-).

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  36. I drink lots of water & some fresh lemon squeezed into a jug is great for digestion xx

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  37. Don't drink enough go through fazes of drinking it. If I had this would spur me to drink more ;)

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  38. I drink water from the fridge from my Brita jug and I'd love to be able to filter water on the go x

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  39. I am really bad with drinking water! I need some encouragement

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  40. I am not particularly good at drinking water and know I should try harder! I have recently gone through chemotherapy and was told to drink at least 8 glasses a day to flush it out of my system, I really struggled with that! I'm trying to get fit now so have vowed to drink more water as part of my keep fit campaign!

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  41. I try my best to drink a litre a day

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  42. I do like water, but need to drink more, I tend to drink tea mainly

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  43. I love water and it's all I drink. I definitely drink the recommended amount.

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  44. I gave up fizzy drinks a year ago and have only had water since, takes a month or so to get used to it but love it now.

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  45. I like water but don't drink enough - end up choosing tea instead!

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  46. I keep a bottle of water in the fridge at work & try to drink at least 4 glasses a day, rather than lots of coffee.

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  47. I do try and drink plenty but it dosnt allways happen

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  48. i only like drinking my water cold but i do try and drink alot, these days i seem to drink more tea

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  49. For some reason water seems more appealing in certain glasses, so I drink from them x

    Michelle D

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  50. I drink quite a bit of water, when I don't I tend to get a headache so i try to remember

    anna m

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  51. I keep a tally of the amount of water I drink. A few yrs ago I had three kidney stone surgeries in 8 weeks and I do not want to ever go through that pain again. I have water plain or flavored with a bit of lemon or pomegranates every now and again. Due to health issues I always have water near by me.

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  52. I'm trying to drink more water. I feel better when I do.

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  53. I really enjoy very cold water, its yummy!! I think i do need to make more of an effort to drink more though.

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  54. I love water. I try my hardest to drink my daily amount

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  55. I drink cordial orange all day long and I definitely think it helps keep my skin clear and soft

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  56. It's quite hard to drink enough, but I try!

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  57. I love water but find it hard to fit in my daily amount

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  58. I do not drink as much water as I should, I find it easier in the warmer months but I am afraid hot drinks take over some of the time.

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  59. I have struggled with water my whole life. I don't know why. I just have a thing about it. It needs to be cold, otherwise I can't drink it and one of these bottles would be great for me because I could store it in the fridge. I really, really need to drink a lot more water than I do.

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  60. I definitely don't drink enough water but I do have a bottle on my desk which i sip throughout the day!

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  61. Water is okay, but a bit too tasteless for my liking.

    I like to spice it up a bit with fruit and herbal teas.. With about 50 different varieties of tea in the house (yeah I'm a bit mad), theres always something to choose from and if I don't want 1 thing, I'm more than happy to drink another!.

    Most of them are also caffeine free so I get the satisfaction of knowing I won't be stuck wide awake at night either.

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  62. I always have a bottle of water for me. I much prefer it to drinking anything sweet! plus I suffer from bad skin, and drinking lots of water definitely helps.

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  63. I should drink more water, I like it but I like tea more! My family drink a lot of water though.

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  64. I do love water, but I do struggle to drink lots everyday

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  65. I will happily drink water but forget to unless it's close at hand

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  66. I am sure I don't drink enough water @anna8301

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  67. i struggle to drink my full amount in the colder months in the summer i definately drink more than im meant too

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  68. I do actually like water but sometimes i can find it difficult to motivate myself to drink ir. My tip is that i always put a glass next to my bed at night so if i ever wake up in the night thirsty, or if i just need it in the morning, it's already there and it will stop me reaching for something else.

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  69. I used to think drinking water is a personal choice thing but I find that my grandmother, father and I all struggle to drink adequate amount. My mom on the other hand is a water guzzler. I am conscious so I do try to drink but there are times when I completely forget to drink. I love filtered water!

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  70. I try and drink the recommended daily allowance but always fall short. I need to work on this and ensure I drink more.

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  71. I love water and always drink recommended allowance

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  72. A good tip is to leave several bottles around the house to remind you to keep drinking.

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  73. I do drink quite a bit of water, I find it can be refreshing. I prefer it from the tap rather than the bottle.

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  74. Did you know that if you run off tap water into a jug and leave it standing for an hour or so that will have exactly the same effect as a filter and is a lot cheaper.

    I always have a jug of water in the kitchen ready for the tea making.

    Try it ;)

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  75. I drink loads of water. Don't mind tap either. But can't stand fizzy or flavoured water. :) Always have done. Oh and if you are drinking tap water and are waiting for tap water to run cold, fill the kettle up with the "warmish" water. Good luck to all. :) :D x

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  76. I'm very fussy where water is concerned. It has to be fresh and freezing cold or I won't drink it. My daughter will drink it over anything else, but not me. If it's not cold enough, I won't touch it.

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  77. I dont drink enough water, only if im on a diet, then I will drink quite alot to stop me from snacking.

    @tjsi1963

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  78. I struggle to drink plain water but am going to make a concerted effort to drink more!

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  79. I LOVE water but I will admit to being naughty and re-using water bottles (all that yukky plastic) - this looks awesome!

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  80. I am a huge water drinker. I drink at leat 32 ounces a day but usually more

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  81. I definately don't drink enough - I just worked out I've had 2 cups of coffee today and that is all :(
    Clare Nicholas

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  82. i love water and drink it more than any other drink. i never buy fizzy juice cause its bad for health and teeth

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  83. I do like water and drink a lot of it. I also drink a lot of tea though and Perrier!

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  84. I don't mind water but i don't think i drink enough of it, i hate going for a wee too often lol!

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  85. I drink it by the bucket load!

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  86. I like ice cold water from a bottle. I probably dont drink enough but my children drinks lots of water as I introduced them to drinking water at a very young age and this really helped get them into drinking water

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  87. Wow what a great idea. I certainly dont drink enough water, it seems like a chore to get down the daily amount. My kids do drink a lot of water or dilute juice. I think its a fab idea the kids being able to take water bottles into class at school. At least they drink more and stay hydrated.

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  88. I love water when its really cold

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  89. I'm not a huge fan of drinking water on its own but I drink it with sugar free robinsons constantly!

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  90. I dont drink that much water! I really need to drink more!

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  91. These look fantastic, I love water and drink a fair amount of it anyway, but these on the go bottles looks brilliant xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  92. I struggle to drink enough water all the time, I do try but leading a busy life it's not easy

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  93. I struggle with water,I find if I force myself to drink it then it gets easier and I actually start to enjoy it but if I stop again or have juice etc then it is hard to start drinking water again. I hate tap water too so maybe filtered would help!

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  94. i'm not a fan of plain water it really dries my mouth out!

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  95. I need to drink more water to help with my skin and diet and this looks like it would definitely help

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  96. I like water but only if really cold and I don't tend to drink enough in the winter months. a mug of tea is much more appealing.

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  97. I've recently had kidney stones so I'm drinking a lot more water now than I used to

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  98. I try and drink my recommended amount but usually fail!

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  99. I like Water but I do struggle to drink enough of it

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  100. Like Kathy said above I too am not a fan of plain water as it dries my mouth out. I much prefer it with ribena or other blackcurrant cordial and it has to be very cold.

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  101. I try! I have recently ditched fizzy drinks for more water or a lemon squash. I find I snack alot less when I drink a good amount of water regularly.

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  102. I dont drink nearly enough water i do need to drink more.

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  103. I don't drink enough, live in a very hard water area and never really fancy it out of the tap, but refuse to buy bottled so I disguise the lime by having very strong tea!

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  104. i only like flavoured water i find it hard to drink normal water

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  105. Drink lots of bottle water as its very warm in work.

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  106. I like to freeze half a bottle of water with some lemon squeezed into it then add water once at work and enjoy a cold drink for the day!

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  107. I am good at drinking water in the summer but during the winter,I hardly drink any,I want hot drinks all the time.

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  108. I love water, its pretty much all I ever drink, and I definately get the recommended amount and more besides!

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  109. I should drink more water - but I prefer coffee which is not very healthy really!

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  110. I drink loads of water, i have a Brita jug though, don't normally drink it straight from the tap.

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  111. I drink quite a lot of water each day - I find having a bottle with me all the time really helps to remind me!

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  112. I struggle to drink just plain water, i tend to have squash mainly, but i dont drink tea or coffee.

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  113. if the water is ice cold i will drink it but i prefer the flavoured water, which isnt the best as it has artificial sweetener in it.

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  114. I love water & I do think lots of it even though I do I have to regular go into hospital to be rehydrated with a drip as I have crohns diease. It's so important to keep your body refreshed with water. I do often add salts & vitamins to my water & I like to have some flavour so I use high juice squash. I can't drink water straight from a tap without it being filtered first so one of these would be amazing for me.

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  115. I love water but find it hard to drink lots in the winter, my top tip would be have a bottle of water near you at all times that way you are much more likely to drink more!

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  116. I love drinking water - not that keen on hot drinks. When at home, I keep a glass next to the sink so that each time I go in the kitchen, I have another drink.

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  117. Water is pretty much all I drink most days as I don't drink tea or coffee. I keep a bottle with me, although have been poor the last few days in a new job. Need to get a bigger bottle back again. My tip is to have a bottle with you, but know how many times a day you need to fill it to get your quota.

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  118. I am rubbish at drinking water - having a bottle handy helps

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  119. Being the mum of an 8 month old I find I forget about drinking except for a cup of tea in the morning. This would be brilliant for me to pop in my changing bag and have nice filtered water with me.

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  120. I will be drinking lots of water as part of my diet but previously have drank nowhere near enough.

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  121. I like water and do try to drink the recommended amount per day although if I have a busy day I forget to drink.

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  122. I like water but I don't drink enough.

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  123. I love water - i try to drink at least a litre when i am at work. Prefer filtered tap water too - tastes great and its free!

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  124. Ii do like water but I know I don't drink enough! This would help :)

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  125. I like water but only if it's ice cold but I know I don't drink enough

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  126. i love drink water. i have this filter system at home but not the bottle. it is £20 to buy. hope i can win it!

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  127. I like to drink water and try to drink a lot but sometimes just forget it!

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  128. Like water especially from the bottle and very cold

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  129. prefer water fromt the bottle

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  130. I try to drink 8-10 glasses a day but need to add diluting juice to it.

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  131. I'm lucky, here in North Wales our tap water is lovely. Bet my student daughter would love this!

    Tips - um, dunno, I like squash with water, fruit juice topped up with half water. Just water. Don't have a problem drinking water.

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  132. when i drink water i know its going to be
    the best drink for me
    cleanses me entirely
    drinking water daily

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  133. I love water and drink loads of it :-)

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  134. I only drink water when at the gym out of the machine, I can't drink tap water, maybe winning this would encourage me to drink more, but will def make a great cuppa!

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  135. Yes, I do drink water, I quite like it

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  136. I like water but only if it is ice cold or with ice.

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  137. I don't drink water because it's good for me, i drink it because I like it. When I lived in a region with soft water I would just drink from the tap, but now I live in a region with very very hard water (limescale is a problem with appliances and cleaning) it tastes awful so to enjoy it again I need to filter it.

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  138. we drink loads of water or diluting juice xx

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  139. I am way better than I used to be but could still be better. I drink enough at work but forget to at home!

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  140. I love water and I've always drunk plenty of it.

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  141. i like water and try to drink enough although too much and i am never off loo

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  142. I do like water, although sometimes struggle to drink enough.

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  143. Weirdly I absolutely love drinking water, my other half hates it!

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  144. I love water, but find it hard to drink enough.

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  145. I am not keen on water but try to drink quite a bit by putting some kind of juice in it.

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  146. I don't like the taste of water and struggle to drink the recommended amount everyday! I am hoping winning a bottle like this would help!!

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  147. I'm not keen on water but then again I very rarely get my recommended fluid anyway I really need more encouragement to keep myself from getting dehydrated

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  148. I know its good for you but our water tastes hottible. Perhaps the filter will persuade me to drink more

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  149. I love REALLY cold water but not when it's at room temperature.

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  150. We're fairly good about drinking enough water, but could still be better!

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  151. I love water but will only drink filtered water, perfect!

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  152. I only like wayer from a bottle.I do not drink enough water :(

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  153. I really struggle to drink water at uni, the water out the tap tastes so different to the water at home, I know I should drink more!

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  154. I love water - I try to drink 3 pints a day

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  155. I don't drink enough I think if I did I'd be weeing all the time. Old age eh!!!!

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  156. I really dont drink enough - especially not water. Even at the gym i pop some cordial in!! Water out of the tap seems to leave a metallic taste in my mouth. x

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  157. I really need to drink more water! I'm sure a fill and go bottle would encourage me to drink lots more though! Great idea! :D x

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  158. I don't drink anywhere near enough plain water - my fluid intake is generally upteen cups of coffee which is just as bad for me as not drinking enough

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  159. Water is dull! I can go for sparkling mineral though.

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  160. I'm not too bad at drinking water, especially when the weather is warm, but much prefer sparkling water :)

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  161. This would be great! Water is actually my favourite tipple! So refreshing!

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  162. I dont really like water so I drink a lot of hot drinks instead

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  163. i like water as long as its cold and filtered we have a filter at work thats attached to the mains but the water tastes foul!! so I end up buying a two litre bottle on the way to work

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  164. I don't like to drink water straight, but do drink lots of sugar-free squash.

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  165. Keeping the kids hydrated is my biggest challenge

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  166. Love water....drink a few litres a day

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  167. I try to drink lots of water because I love it but I still don't think I drink enough really!

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  168. This would stop my kidneys popping

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  169. I drink more water than I drink anything else, although I'm sure I don't drink enough.

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  170. Drink a glass of water every hour.

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  171. I'm not a fan of water by itself. I definitely don't drink enough as am constantly having headaches etc! I find I can only drink water if there are ice cubes in it, otherwise I have to have something flavoured!

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  172. since ive started eating healthily i now drink more water and this is fab id be able to take it everywhere with me and save buying bottled water when im out.

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  173. I put a bottle of water by my bed, by my desk, etc.

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  174. I always have a bottle of water on my desk in work, and a filter jug in the fridge

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  175. I don't generally drink enough but when I make a concerted effort, I keep filling a sports bottle up and make sure I drink a few a day at least and most of the time add a little squash :)

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  176. living in London I reckon I spend about £400 a year on bottled water. I would love to have this prize so I can use the tap and reduce the plastic bottle waster. Thank you charlotte R

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  177. Claire Lacey - I always have a jug of water on my desk at work and have a glass before every meal.

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  178. I like water, but I don't drink enough. I drink a good glassful at night, but during the day barely a glass disguised with ribena.

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  179. I don't mind water but when I'm cold I find myself having coffee after coffee. Trying to change this as part of my diet.

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