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June 2, 2011 12:06 PM
I drink about 3 diet sodas a day.........can any of them count as water cosumed? Also, what about sugar free kool aid/ tea???
June 2, 2011 12:08 PM
I personally wouldn't count any of them. Water is meant to cleanse your body of toxins, all of those are putting toxins in.
June 2, 2011 12:09 PM
the general rule is anything with caffeine doesn't count
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June 2, 2011 12:09 PM
I dont think so. Put in tour journal as food consumed. But water is water. No subs.
June 2, 2011 12:09 PM
I wouldn't count it either. While it does have water in it the added things (such as caffeine etc.) can have a dehydrating effect and cancel out the water.
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June 2, 2011 12:10 PM
As a rule for me is if it has sugar, caffeine or sodium it doesn't count
Edited by DanOhh On June 2, 2011 12:11 PM
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June 2, 2011 12:10 PM
Absolutely not. As others have stated it is putting toxins into your body and water is designed to flush the toxins out.
June 2, 2011 12:11 PM
Uhm NO. And it causes cancer. Just saying.......
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June 2, 2011 12:11 PM
Soda definitely does not count as water consumed.
June 2, 2011 12:11 PM
i guess thats a no
June 2, 2011 12:12 PM
No to the diet soda.....
June 2, 2011 12:13 PM
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Uhm NO. And it causes cancer. Just saying.......


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June 2, 2011 12:15 PM
Diet soda mimics sugar... drink it and you crave more. It may also increase cravings for other things bad for you. Water doesn't do this.

Don't forget too that to remove the sugar, they are sticking more salt and other chemicals in there. I've understood these chemicals especially bad for women's bone health. These drinks are not good for us we all know.

I struggle too - especially on 90 degree days after I just finished mowing the lawn - there is nothing I want more than an ice cold diet Pepsi. But still my goal is to keep the ban going and enjoy pure ice water instead.
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June 2, 2011 12:15 PM
(Shaking my head)... IS it water? No. Count it as soda. I would strongly advise against drinking it, period... but I am not going to go into that. Drink your water. Soda isn't water. Period. You can flavor your water by adding some fresh lime or lemon and a pinch of salt to alkalize. Any of those things like sugar free drinks contain things that are just horrid for your body and really do more damage than good... water is water. Soda is soda.
June 2, 2011 12:16 PM
No. I would say it, and all sodas, do the opposite of water.
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June 2, 2011 12:16 PM
As others have said, anything with caffeine doesn't count as water. On a side note, anytime you drink anything with caffeine or sodium, you should add another glass of water to your daily intake to help "flush out" the toxins you've just put in.

Since I'm also a soda drinker, that means 1-2 extra cups of water for every diet soda I drink each day!!
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June 2, 2011 12:16 PM
Def not. Water is counted as water. With no additives or flavoring. Just good ol H2O...sodas are bad for you. Diet sodas are worse. The artificial sugars such as aspartame are linked with cancer and carbonation from any soda can cause early osteoperosis as well as screwing with the natural pH of your body.
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June 2, 2011 12:17 PM
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I personally wouldn't count any of them. Water is meant to cleanse your body of toxins, all of those are putting toxins in.
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June 2, 2011 12:17 PM
Yes. It's 99.9% water so it should definitely count. Weight Watchers' official position is that any liquid water should be counted towards your water intake.
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June 2, 2011 12:17 PM
soda is a dehydrant does not count as water, my doctor says no soda, I have been soda free since 12/2010 and I think it makes a difference!1
June 2, 2011 12:17 PM
My nutritionist won't even let me count the tea I drink as teas/coffee are diuretics. He said water is water. No add-ins or stir-in flavors, just plain old water.
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June 2, 2011 12:18 PM
No it doesn't.
June 2, 2011 12:19 PM
No it definitely should not be counted as water. Although it says diet and you think you might be losing weight and staying healthy drinking it, you are doing your body more harm. Think of all that sodium and artificial ingredients you are putting in your body. Basically sucralose and aspartame are like perservative. Think of it as drinking formaldehyde...aim for 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. So a 200 pound person should aim for around 100 ounces of water a day.
June 2, 2011 12:19 PM
first off, tea and dark sodas are a diaretic...meaning they dehydrate you...the opposite of water. second, the sugar in koolaide? you might as well drink reg soda. third, the carbonation in diet and reg soda will hurt your bones over time especially for females causing osteprosis (sp?). so um no...
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June 2, 2011 12:21 PM
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Yes. It's 99.9% water so it should definitely count. Weight Watchers' official position is that any liquid water should be counted towards your water intake.
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One reason WW is not a long term weight solution.... Water is Water, soda is soda and kool-aide is kool-aide
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