Plant Nanny – water reminder
Plant Nanny is an app that helps you monitor your water intake. I’ve been using this for more than a month now, and it has really helped.
The importance of drinking water
We usually see ads saying that we need to drink 8 glasses of water a day. But what does that really mean? Since our body is 70% made of water, water plays a vital role in ensuring bodily functions happen normally and toxins are properly washed out.
Water also plays a vital role in weight loss. Sometimes, we get hunger pangs even if what our body needs is just water. Imagine how much calories you’d lose if you’d replace those snacks with water?
Plant Nanny lets you grow cute plants in your phone. Every time you get to drink water, you also water your plant, and it helps them grow.
Plant Nanny calculates the recommended water intake based on your body weight and activity type.
The higher your body weight and the more active you are, the more water you need. You can change this every now and then in case your weight or activity changes.
Water intake can be measured by oz or mL. You can create different sizes, though I’m not sure if there’s a limit on the number of cups that can you make.
You can also choose a default cup, which can be changed whenever you feel like it. Since my cup at home is different from the one in the office, I change the default depending on where I am.
You can also set your app to send reminders and in what interval. Or customize it to not send reminders at all. I find the reminders very helpful especially when I’m at work where I can be so engrossed with what I’m doing.
I haven’t met my goals lately since I’ve been very busy. Seeing the patterns is helpful for me since I am able to address the causes on why I’m low on water intake. For example, Friday’s are usually when I’m busy at work, so I tend to spend lesser time in getting water. Weekend are also my delinquent days since I tend to delay getting a glass when the little one is attached to me.
In just a month of using this, my water intake is way better. I noticed lesser cravings and headaches, and I feel like I’ve lost a bit of weight (though that is yet to be proven. Lol.). Who knew that just changing your water intake can make you feel better?
I really hope I can continue with this habit because of its good results. And I hope they add more cute plants and customizing options.
What do you think of Plant Nanny? Let me know in the comments! 😉
Enjoy life. Cheers!