In this post I look at what is good for me to drink and what is good to avoid. My RE suggested I stay away from caffeine and alcohol which is not news to me. This part will be easy. I have never drank coffee and have no plans to start. I do like tea but I rarely drink it and there are non caffeinated options. Avoiding alcohol is easy for me. Like coffee, I have never had wine (minus a few sips when people force me to try some because they think there is no way someone can simply not like wine). I also do not like beer. In fact, I only tried it once back in 2003 and decided then that it was not for me. I do drink liquor occasionally (maybe once or twice a month if I am out with friends). I primarily stick to vodka and watered down mixed drinks that young kids with fake ids often order. As a student, people often ask me how I live without coffee and alcohol. Unfortunately, I have formed a very close relationship with Diet Coke. I love it and could drink it all day. Diet Coke is double bad because it has not only caffeine but also aspartame which I try to avoid. In the past, I have made efforts to decrease my soda consumption and have gone long periods without it. Now I am committed to giving it up completely. Unfortunately, this does not leave me many beverage choices. Even before this whole fertility thing, I have always drank water frequently but I think I need to increase the amount a little (I am sure not to go overboard). It is difficult to figure out how much is enough but not too much. I have a 24 oz water bottle that I will try to fill at least twice a day (not counting extra refills during workout sessions). I felt very proud of myself for switching primarily to water but apparently for babymaking, this may not be enough. Water bottles can contain BPA which some studies show can negatively impact fertility. You know what else contains BPA?…EVERYTHING! I am also supposed to stay away from tap water. This is getting a little intense and I am only adopting changes I can live with. If I am at the gym and need more water, I am going to fill up at the drinking fountain which may or may not be tap water. I also fill up a lot at school. For now, I am going to just continue using my regular water bottle and focus on finding a good amount to drink. I may try to find a BPA bottle but I am really not sure if it is worth it (if anyone could shed light on this I would appreciate it). Sometimes I feel like for every good thing I do, I learn about ten thing I am doing wrong. Oh well, all I can do is try my best!