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January 24, 2012 9:07 AM
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Drinking 8 cups of water is just a generic guideline, to tell you that you need to make sure you drink enough water, in any form.

Drinking water with caffeine or any other ingredient is ok, as well as part of your food,
You don't need to be concerned on what else you eat.

Just make sure you drink/eat enough water.

And how do you know that?
Very simple:
Look at the color of your urine; if it is yellow, drink more water. If it is cristal clear, you have gone beyond what you needed (but is ok !!)



Unless you're taking vitamin B suppliments...then your pee is radio active yellow, hydrated or not ! LOL
January 24, 2012 9:07 AM
I agree with the Vodka is clear comment lol
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January 24, 2012 9:07 AM
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My rule is: If you can't see through it in a clear glass, you can't count it as water.
While it will hydrate you, plain water will help the most.


I can see through a giant glass of vodka perfectly! I just wanted to point that out. :-)



drinker LMFAO drinker
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January 24, 2012 9:07 AM
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Definitely NOT.

In fact, for every cup of coffe or tea you drink, you should be drinking 2 cups of water to make up for it. The caffiene in coffee and tea dehydrates you, so more water is necessary :)

This comes from a personal trainer, not me :D

And we all know if it comes from a personal trainer it must be true.
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January 24, 2012 9:07 AM
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Plus, there's really no need to "count" water in the first place.


oh geesh. some count it to make sure they drink it. whether a cup of coffee counts or not? just drink 8 cups of regular water a day. it really aint all that much or hard to do unless you obsess about it.

why overthink everything? our bodies are mostly water so drinking good clean water makes sense? doesnt it?



Okay irishgirl63 same question to you.
I don't like the taste of water unless I'm thirsty. So tell me why, when there is absolutely no medical reason, should I have to force 8 glasses of water down my throat?
Edited by thankyou4thevenom On January 24, 2012 9:08 AM
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January 24, 2012 9:07 AM
I alaways wondered if you had to drink straight water to qualify. Thanks!
January 24, 2012 9:08 AM
great queston I was just asking that the other day!
January 24, 2012 9:08 AM
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Coffee is not water.

Water is water.




LOL, best response EVER!!

Straight to the point,


How do you make coffee? A lot of water and a little bit of coffee grinds.
January 24, 2012 9:08 AM
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Coffee is not water.

Water is water.




LOL, best response EVER!!

Straight to the point,


How do you make coffee? A lot of water and a little bit of coffee grinds.


So...it's not water. Thank you for proving my point.
January 24, 2012 9:09 AM
I asked my Dr last week about Tea and Coffee counting for water. She said that if it is Decaf you can count it towards your water count. I drink lots of decaf herbal tea (my office is freezing!) so I was glad to hear. Also said, caffeine has a diuretic effect. I count it!
January 24, 2012 9:09 AM
while coffee is the nectar of life, it does NOT count as water. In fact, for each cup of coffee you drink, you need to drink TWO cups of water. It dehydrates you. But it's totally worht it, isn't it ????

I'm a coffee junkie.

Some things are worth being addicted to!
January 24, 2012 9:09 AM
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Plus, there's really no need to "count" water in the first place.

oh geesh. some count it to make sure they drink it. whether a cup of coffee counts or not? just drink 8 cups of regular water a day. it really aint all that much or hard to do unless you obsess about it.
why overthink everything? our bodies are mostly water so drinking good clean water makes sense? doesnt it?

I don't like the taste of water unless I'm thirsty. So tell me why, when there is absolutely no medical reason should I have to force 8 glasses of water down my throat?

It's OK if you do 7.45 or 8.03 glasses of water too... Is that what you're asking?
January 24, 2012 9:10 AM
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I asked my Dr last week about Tea and Coffee counting for water. She said that if it is Decaf you can count it towards your water count. I drink lots of decaf herbal tea (my office is freezing!) so I was glad to hear. Also said, caffeine has a diuretic effect. I count it!


Water is a diuretic
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January 24, 2012 9:11 AM
I have always been curious about this as well. So basically everyone seems to be 50/50. Only one person has come back with actual articles regarding this. Guess I will go with their opinion or maybe I will just continue to be curious about this topic. LOL
January 24, 2012 9:11 AM
QUOTE:

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Drinking 8 cups of water is just a generic guideline, to tell you that you need to make sure you drink enough water, in any form.

Drinking water with caffeine or any other ingredient is ok, as well as part of your food,
You don't need to be concerned on what else you eat.

Just make sure you drink/eat enough water.

And how do you know that?
Very simple:
Look at the color of your urine; if it is yellow, drink more water. If it is cristal clear, you have gone beyond what you needed (but is ok !!)



Unless you're taking vitamin B suppliments...then your pee is radio active yellow, hydrated or not ! LOL


I did not know that ! Thanks for letting me know.

From Wikipedia, to confirm what you said:

Riboflavin is best known visually as the vitamin which imparts the orange color to solid B-vitamin preparations, the yellow color to vitamin supplement solutions, and the unusual fluorescent-yellow color to the urine of persons who supplement with high-dose B-complex preparations (no other vitamin imparts any color to urine).
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January 24, 2012 9:12 AM
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Plus, there's really no need to "count" water in the first place.


oh geesh. some count it to make sure they drink it. whether a cup of coffee counts or not? just drink 8 cups of regular water a day. it really aint all that much or hard to do unless you obsess about it.

why overthink everything? our bodies are mostly water so drinking good clean water makes sense? doesnt it?



Okay irishgirl63 same question to you.
I don't like the taste of water unless I'm thirsty. So tell me why, when there is absolutely no medical reason, should I have to force 8 glasses of water down my throat?


http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp
January 24, 2012 9:13 AM
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I have always been curious about this as well. So basically everyone seems to be 50/50. Only one person has come back with actual articles regarding this. Guess I will go with their opinion or maybe I will just continue to be curious about this topic. LOL


It's not opinion.

Coffee is not water.

Flour is not bread.

Chicken is not beef.

...it's not rocket science.
January 24, 2012 9:13 AM
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Coffee is not water.

Water is water.




LOL, best response EVER!!

Straight to the point,


How do you make coffee? A lot of water and a little bit of coffee grinds.


So...it's not water. Thank you for proving my point.


So what changes that the body can't use it for hydration?
Our bodies get water from foods that we eat, that also has sugars and other vitamins and minerals. Is another poster right that once you add a little lemon juice to the water, it is no longer water? What about those Crystal Light things? Can they be counted?
January 24, 2012 9:13 AM
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Plus, there's really no need to "count" water in the first place.

oh geesh. some count it to make sure they drink it. whether a cup of coffee counts or not? just drink 8 cups of regular water a day. it really aint all that much or hard to do unless you obsess about it.
why overthink everything? our bodies are mostly water so drinking good clean water makes sense? doesnt it?

I don't like the taste of water unless I'm thirsty. So tell me why, when there is absolutely no medical reason should I have to force 8 glasses of water down my throat?

It's OK if you do 7.45 or 8.03 glasses of water too... Is that what you're asking?


No.
The whole 8 glasses of water is a myth and yet the quote is saying I should basically drink it.
My question is why, when there is no valid reason to do so.
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January 24, 2012 9:13 AM
Try the MIO flavors to put in your water....you may like it...I do.
January 24, 2012 9:15 AM
lots of opinions, eh?

i simply count water as water. Just seems the way to go for me.

I pretty much only drink water, so no worries in getting my 8 cups in daily.
January 24, 2012 9:15 AM
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Plus, there's really no need to "count" water in the first place.


oh geesh. some count it to make sure they drink it. whether a cup of coffee counts or not? just drink 8 cups of regular water a day. it really aint all that much or hard to do unless you obsess about it.

why overthink everything? our bodies are mostly water so drinking good clean water makes sense? doesnt it?



Okay irishgirl63 same question to you.
I don't like the taste of water unless I'm thirsty. So tell me why, when there is absolutely no medical reason, should I have to force 8 glasses of water down my throat?


http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp


You're missing the point.
I'm asking why when there's no reason to drink 8 glasses I should still (and I'll quote it here again since you missed it) just drink 8 cups of regular water a day.
I'm asking the poster of the quote. You're just proving my point.
Edited by thankyou4thevenom On January 24, 2012 9:16 AM
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January 24, 2012 9:15 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Coffee is not water.

Water is water.




LOL, best response EVER!!

Straight to the point,


How do you make coffee? A lot of water and a little bit of coffee grinds.


So...it's not water. Thank you for proving my point.


So what changes that the body can't use it for hydration?


Coffee has caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic.
January 24, 2012 9:16 AM
Scared the crap outta me when I started taking my vitamins, I thought I was radio active, and maybe had super powers now....turns out it was just the vitamin B....I was sadly disapointed ;)
January 24, 2012 9:16 AM
QUOTE:

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Plus, there's really no need to "count" water in the first place.


oh geesh. some count it to make sure they drink it. whether a cup of coffee counts or not? just drink 8 cups of regular water a day. it really aint all that much or hard to do unless you obsess about it.

why overthink everything? our bodies are mostly water so drinking good clean water makes sense? doesnt it?



Okay irishgirl63 same question to you.
I don't like the taste of water unless I'm thirsty. So tell me why, when there is absolutely no medical reason, should I have to force 8 glasses of water down my throat?


http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp


You're missing the point.
I'm asking why when there's no reason to drink 8 glasses I should still (and I'll quote it here again since you missed it) just drink 8 cups of regular water a day.


You're missing the point.
I'm saying you don't have to. (Do the italics help you understand?)

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