My beautiful daughter Shale has been drinking more water thanks to a little app on her phone called Plant Nanny. So I asked her to put it on my iPhone too. And I’m absolutely amazed that this little animated plant is actually helping me to drink more water! Well, I can’t let that cute little plant die, can I!?
You might think it is odd that I care more about a plant made of pixels than I do about my own health. I think it’s odd too. But I understand that’s just the human nature some of us are made of. We are care-givers, nurturers, and the like, and it is just much easier for us to tend to someone or something other than us than it is to nourish and nurture our sweet little selves.
I have always had trouble drinking enough water. I’ve found various ways to trick myself into the water habit but I go in and out of being consistent with that. Well, the nice thing about Plant Nanny is that it alerts you on your phone when it is time to water your plant. And after you drink your water, you hold down the button to water your plant, and your plant gets happy and ultimately grows.
When you first download the app it prompts you for your weight and activity level. Next it asks you to input the size of your water glass or bottle. And then it tells you how many glasses of that size you need to drink per day. Then you pick a plant, name it, and that’s it!
It’s nice to be reminded consistently to drink water. I bought a 20 oz water bottle for this new water-drinking lifestyle. I think I’ve already lost a little belly fat (day 3 of having this app) although Shale said I might bloat a little at first because your body might retain some water until it is convinced you are really going to be getting enough regularly now.
Plant Nanny is available in the app store (iOS and Android). It is free! Happy watering!
I hope everyone on my Programs uses Plant Nanny to help them drink the right amount of water for optimum health. It really helps with your cleansing, digestion, energy and weight loss, and drinking water even helps you think more clearly!
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