Water is consumed in mass quantity in my household…Seriously, we drink a LOT of agua. I blame my mom. Haha! She taught me how important drinking plenty of H20 was from a very early age, so I grew up turning to it more than any other beverage. And my kids are being raised the same way. They’ve never even had soda. That being said, kids (and husbands…and well me) will drink what’s available, so if we don’t have enough water in the house, we’ll grab other types of drinks like the lemonade we keep around for treats.
Christie from Raising Waisans knows just what I’m talking about. She too is a Florida mom and participated in an experiment designed to better understand how water intake and it’s availability affected her family.
Apart from not wanting to drink too many sugary bevs, we just feel better when we’re drinking enough water. We get a bit cranky when we aren’t hydrated enough. Who doesn’t? That is definitely not a situation we want to happen regularly. Did you know that replacing one 12-ounce, 140 calorie sugar sweetened beverage with water each day for a year can cut out more than 50,000 calories from your diet? Hand me my no-sugar water, please!
Now our family’s everyday water consumption isn’t the only reason the Fear of RunningOut (or FORO) sets in. Sure, I want us to have smart options on hand to drink (still water for the kiddos and lots of sparkling pour moi), but I also want to be prepared for company. Summer brings with it countless entertaining opportunities. You never know when your neighbors are going to gather out front and catch up at the end of the day. And I’m sure I’m not the only one whose family has the tendency to pop in out of the blue, so I always want to have refreshing beverages available to offer people at our impromptu gatherings. That’s why it’s so important to me that I’m prepared for those unexpected happenings and not caught empty handed! Instead of having to haul hefty boxes home and rationing out our drinks because we never know when we’ll be able to run out for more, we can rest easy knowing that we’re prepared for all scenarios. Whether it’s just us or we have people over, hydrating drink options should be available at all times and it shouldn’t depend on whether we’ve had time to run to the store.
Wouldn’t it be great to live without the FORO? Well, ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé®. has you covered! This subscription based beverage delivery service can help ensure that you are always prepared to offer your family, and guests, healthy options. And odds are they have your favorite brand. From Zephyrhills to Nestlé Pure Life, Perrier, Acqua Panna and this girl’s go-to San Pellegrino, there’s a little something for everyone! I’m serious when I say for everyone. You’ll even find water in all kinds of different flavors and sizes! Not only can you customize your drink picks, but you can choose the delivery option that’s best for your schedule too whether that’s weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly, every 3 months or even one-time ordering!
If you looked at the statistics gathered in the FORO study that Nestle conducted recently, you’d know that running out is not something you want to be faced with. In fact, more than half of all who were surveyed (a whopping 52%) experience FORO at least once a week, while 69% experience feelings such as stress, anxiety and worry when household items start to run low. And according to the same survey, more than half of full-time working parents (55%) report that daily errands keep them from spending quality time with their friends and family. EEEEEK! Who needs that stress? Not I! Bring on ReadyRefresh℠ so I have plenty of time to entertain my favorite people!
We would love to hear about a time YOU experienced FORO (fear of running out). Use the hashtag #NoMoreFORO and we’ll be sure to reshare your stories!
Thank you to ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé ® for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions are my own.