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September 12, 2011 1:10 PM
I am trying to figure out what actually counts as part of the 8 glasses of water a day. Does sugar free koolaid count? What about unsweetened tea?
  10816646
September 12, 2011 1:11 PM
Of course love. Actually, a lot of the foods you eat have water in them that counts. Even a diet coke counts. But I'd recommend drinking as much as you are willing.
  8228069
September 12, 2011 1:12 PM
I would shoot for 8 plain glasses of water, and if you drink anything else that's made with water, I guess it's a water bonus, but that stuff is made with chemicals!!! Try sweetening water with fresh fruit! Put a pitcher of water in the refrigerator with sliced strawberries and lemons or other berries, watermelon, or things like cucumber and mint! Delish!
  4367978
September 12, 2011 1:12 PM
I don't count anything but plain water.
  2469411
September 12, 2011 1:13 PM
Agree with nicehormones. :)
  2728444
September 12, 2011 1:13 PM
I only count water as water.

In my opinion, Koolaid is koolaid, tea is tea.

Plain water is water.

I keep a half gallon pitcher in the fridge so it stays nice and cold and I have it on hand instantly.
  505046
September 12, 2011 1:13 PM
Anything water based like tea and Kool-aid def count.
  10558031
September 12, 2011 1:14 PM
Water means water. If it meant kool-aid, it would have said kool-aid.
September 12, 2011 1:14 PM
my doctor told me to count all the liquids i drink aiming for 100 oz a day but make sure at least 1/2 of that comes from good plain old water
September 12, 2011 1:14 PM
QUOTE:

I would shoot for 8 plain glasses of water, and if you drink anything else that's made with water, I guess it's a water bonus, but that stuff is made with chemicals!!! Try sweetening water with fresh fruit! Put a pitcher of water in the refrigerator with sliced strawberries and lemons or other berries, watermelon, or things like cucumber and mint! Delish!


couldn't agree with you more MB... sugarfree means chemicals - if for some reason you don't like plain water add lemon juice or like MB's suggestion, even sugar is better than sugar free
  10961173
September 12, 2011 1:15 PM
It's water according to my nutritionist. No Carbonation, No Cafeine and No Sugar = water.

Best of Luck!!!
  2399006
September 12, 2011 1:15 PM
QUOTE:

Water means water. If it meant kool-aid, it would have said kool-aid.

But I LIKE to drink the kool-aid!!!
September 12, 2011 1:16 PM
water means water. period.

not kool aid, not tea, CERTAINLY NOT COFFEE or SODA (these have caffeine in them which actually causes dehydration)

water.
  933672
September 12, 2011 1:17 PM
Becca you are correct - most doctors these days are refining their thoughts on intake of liquid to not just water. The idea is to flush the body, so fluids are fluids - keeping in mind that a coke is not very healthy because of the sugar content and a diet coke is just as bad due to chemicals. Make your choice.
  10961173
September 12, 2011 1:17 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Water means water. If it meant kool-aid, it would have said kool-aid.

But I LIKE to drink the kool-aid!!!


I created a kool-aid category just so I could track its delicousness.
September 12, 2011 1:17 PM
I count the Gatorade propel zero I drink sometimes as water as my trainer told me to. It has 0% everything and is flavored. It is virtually water he stated. Gatorade reg and everything else I was told to count separately. I was also told no carbonation.
  3211402
September 12, 2011 1:17 PM
I do not like the plain taste of water so I add Crystal Light Pure Fitness. It gives the water a better taste but only adds a few calories. I also drink a lot of Coffee but do not count this in my daily water intake. Hope this answered your question.
September 12, 2011 1:19 PM
according to my nutritionist it absolutley counts as water. She is quick to make sure its not the only water source but she knows that all water all day is very boring so she suggests adding fruit and berries, or making light tea or juice.

I try to alternate my 20 oz cup through the day Plain water, water with a hint of something, plain water etc. She says to count the oz of my coffee in the morning too!

She is very concerned about people intaking too much water (and despite what people here say there is too much and its lower than you think) and throwing off sodium, potassium and electrolyte levels.

just my two cents!
  5976340
September 12, 2011 1:22 PM
QUOTE:

I created a kool-aid category just so I could track its delicousness.

ME TOO!!! I gave it a very original name. Alcohol.
September 12, 2011 1:22 PM
QUOTE:

Water means water. If it meant kool-aid, it would have said kool-aid.


^^^^^What she said.^^^^^
  6101596
September 12, 2011 1:22 PM
QUOTE:

Becca you are correct - most doctors these days are refining their thoughts on intake of liquid to not just water. The idea is to flush the body, so fluids are fluids - keeping in mind that a coke is not very healthy because of the sugar content and a diet coke is just as bad due to chemicals. Make your choice.


I think they are changing this to suit the desires of the clients. The first time I tried all of this, I tried to tell myself everything else counted too.

Not this time, something clicked and now to me, water is water period. Clean and pure, Nature at it's best with nothign else to filter out.
Edited by ASPhantom On September 12, 2011 1:24 PM
  505046
September 12, 2011 1:25 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Becca you are correct - most doctors these days are refining their thoughts on intake of liquid to not just water. The idea is to flush the body, so fluids are fluids - keeping in mind that a coke is not very healthy because of the sugar content and a diet coke is just as bad due to chemicals. Make your choice.


I think they are changing this to suit the desires of the clients. The first time I tried all of this, I tried to tell myself everything else counted too.

Not this time, something clicked and now to me, water is water period. Clean and pure, Nature at it's best with nothign else to filter out.


I would have to disagree with this...because my team of doctors have little to do with my desires...they are really about kicking my ass and making me do it slow and right!
  5976340
September 12, 2011 1:28 PM
Qarol....No Koolaid for your cat..only water...That is one big kitty noway
  8198568
September 12, 2011 1:28 PM
QUOTE:

I do not like the plain taste of water so I add Crystal Light Pure Fitness. It gives the water a better taste but only adds a few calories. I also drink a lot of Coffee but do not count this in my daily water intake. Hope this answered your question.

I found Crystal Light Pure Fitness actually caused my BG (Sugar) to go up. I'm borderline Diabetic so I watch closely when I change something in my diet. I don't like the taste of water at work so I add lemon juice or sugar free flavor, but at home I go straight water.
  7588655
September 12, 2011 1:29 PM
I usually log pancake batter as water intake. Kool-Aid is jailhouse seasoning to me. Put it on sticky buns and mix the red until it's pink. You get strawberry shortcake. Green if you want key-lime pie.
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