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February 21, 2012 8:53 PM
Obviously plain water counts. Got it. But, do you count the following bevs as a glass of water?
-water with lemon slice Y/N
-water with lemon slice and Splenda Y/N
-sparkling water Y/N
-water with Mio Y/N
-Crystal Light Y/N
-unsweetened ice tea Y/N
-ice tea with Splenda Y/N
February 21, 2012 9:01 PM
Yes...

Water mixed with whatever is still water.

As soon as you drink plain water it mixes with whatever is in your belly, does that make it any less water?
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February 21, 2012 9:01 PM
anything with liquid..
even foods contain a lot of water
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February 21, 2012 9:03 PM
QUOTE:

Obviously plain water counts. Got it. But, do you count the following bevs as a glass of water?
-water with lemon slice Y
-water with lemon slice and Splenda Y - Even tho Splenda isn't good for you.
-sparkling water N - Carbonated
-water with Mio Y/N - I know nothing about the Mio stuff
-Crystal Light Y/N - both, if you are drinking plan water as well yes, JUST Crystal Light - no.
-unsweetened ice tea Y - even tho its caffeinated..
-ice tea with Splenda Y
February 21, 2012 9:03 PM
I only ever count plain water for water intake. You are best not to count tea/coffee or other juices/softdrink as anything with caffine dehydrates you. You are best sticking to water with lemon or lime (not cordials) and you will find you'll get used to it. I never liked drinking water but the more active i become the more im enjoying it.

Hope that helps.
February 21, 2012 9:06 PM
It's all water. I don't count my coffee but I count everything else.
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February 21, 2012 9:06 PM
Every day at work, I drink:

3-4 of my 24oz water bottles filled with water (sometimes with lemon, sometimes without)
1 pot of coffee (don't judge me)
3-4 cups of green tea

I get home and have another 24-48oz of water
2-3 cups of green tea

I only log the water though
Edited by becoming_a_new_me On February 21, 2012 9:06 PM
February 21, 2012 9:08 PM
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... anything with caffine dehydrates you.


Nope. It takes decent amount of caffeine for it to have any appreciable diuretic effect.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeinated-drinks/AN01661
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February 21, 2012 9:08 PM
Common sense! If I drink a glass of water and then I dump a package of crystal light in my mouth, does the crystal light cancel out the water because the mixed in my stomach?
February 21, 2012 9:08 PM
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Edited by junyr On February 21, 2012 9:09 PM
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February 21, 2012 9:09 PM
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... anything with caffine dehydrates you.


Nope. It takes decent amount of caffeine for it to have any appreciable diuretic effect.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeinated-drinks/AN01661


Thank you. Studies have shown it takes 600 -700g before becoming dieuretic.
February 21, 2012 9:12 PM
does the green tea help u to lose weight? my mom gave me a box she bought at the gnc. she was using it for her sinuses but noticed it was making her lose too much weight , she was already small
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February 21, 2012 9:18 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Obviously plain water counts. Got it. But, do you count the following bevs as a glass of water?
-water with lemon slice Y
-water with lemon slice and Splenda Y - Even tho Splenda isn't good for you.
-sparkling water N - Carbonated
-water with Mio Y/N - I know nothing about the Mio stuff
-Crystal Light Y/N - both, if you are drinking plan water as well yes, JUST Crystal Light - no.
-unsweetened ice tea Y - even tho its caffeinated..
-ice tea with Splenda Y



Why don't you count carbonated water?
February 21, 2012 9:21 PM
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does the green tea help u to lose weight? my mom gave me a box she bought at the gnc. she was using it for her sinuses but noticed it was making her lose too much weight , she was already small


I like the taste and it helps curb my appetite, but I drink it for the antioxidant benefits more than the weight loss
February 21, 2012 9:21 PM
Thanks for weighing in folks. I always thought all those bevs should count but a lot of people have told me otherwise.
February 23, 2012 3:35 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Obviously plain water counts. Got it. But, do you count the following bevs as a glass of water?
-water with lemon slice Y
-water with lemon slice and Splenda Y - Even tho Splenda isn't good for you.
-sparkling water N - Carbonated
-water with Mio Y/N - I know nothing about the Mio stuff
-Crystal Light Y/N - both, if you are drinking plan water as well yes, JUST Crystal Light - no.
-unsweetened ice tea Y - even tho its caffeinated..
-ice tea with Splenda Y



Why don't you count carbonated water?


I personally dont think anything carbonated is good for you.
February 23, 2012 3:36 PM
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Obviously plain water counts. Got it. But, do you count the following bevs as a glass of water?
-water with lemon slice Y
-water with lemon slice and Splenda Y - Even tho Splenda isn't good for you.
-sparkling water N - Carbonated
-water with Mio Y/N - I know nothing about the Mio stuff
-Crystal Light Y/N - both, if you are drinking plan water as well yes, JUST Crystal Light - no.
-unsweetened ice tea Y - even tho its caffeinated..
-ice tea with Splenda Y



Why don't you count carbonated water?


I personally dont think anything carbonated is good for you.


Can u tell me why?
February 23, 2012 3:52 PM
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Obviously plain water counts. Got it. But, do you count the following bevs as a glass of water?
-water with lemon slice Y
-water with lemon slice and Splenda Y - Even tho Splenda isn't good for you.
-sparkling water N - Carbonated
-water with Mio Y/N - I know nothing about the Mio stuff
-Crystal Light Y/N - both, if you are drinking plan water as well yes, JUST Crystal Light - no.
-unsweetened ice tea Y - even tho its caffeinated..
-ice tea with Splenda Y



Why don't you count carbonated water?


I personally dont think anything carbonated is good for you.


Can u tell me why?


Carbonated drinks may affect bone density negatively.
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February 23, 2012 4:14 PM
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Obviously plain water counts. Got it. But, do you count the following bevs as a glass of water?
-water with lemon slice Y
-water with lemon slice and Splenda Y - Even tho Splenda isn't good for you.
-sparkling water N - Carbonated
-water with Mio Y/N - I know nothing about the Mio stuff
-Crystal Light Y/N - both, if you are drinking plan water as well yes, JUST Crystal Light - no.
-unsweetened ice tea Y - even tho its caffeinated..
-ice tea with Splenda Y



Why don't you count carbonated water?


I personally dont think anything carbonated is good for you.


Can u tell me why?


Carbonated drinks may affect bone density negatively.


If I recall correctly the carbonation in itself has nothing to do with it. I believe it has to do with the levels of phosphoric acid that is in cola type carbonated drinks.

Things like club soda which is merely carbonated water should have no negative impact on bone density.
  2636210
February 23, 2012 4:54 PM
Yes it counts. Although I just drink plain water. I never keep track though. I wish it would keep track in oz not glasses. I never drink glasses of water I just carry around a water bottle. Is there a way to change it to ounces?
Edited by hesn92 On February 23, 2012 4:55 PM
February 24, 2012 10:24 AM
QUOTE:

Yes it counts. Although I just drink plain water. I never keep track though. I wish it would keep track in oz not glasses. I never drink glasses of water I just carry around a water bottle. Is there a way to change it to ounces?



How large is your water bottle? It should have on there how many litres or oz it is. 250ml is 1 cup which is 8oz
So if your water bottle is 500ml its equal to 2 cups or 16 oz (each glass you are keeping track of here on MFP is 8oz)
hope that helps
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February 24, 2012 11:39 AM
I log my unsweetened tea on my food diary but don't count it towards my water intake. I only logged water (with or without lemon) as water. I also add the lemon slice to my food diary even though most people don't. After this thread I think I will start logging my hot tea as water. Thanks for starting this thread!
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January 31, 2013 11:09 PM
Mum's in gastro, but used to be a nephrologist (kidney specialist) and she once mentioned the body doesn't tend to discriminate when it comes to water; including the water we get from food. You get about a fifth of your water intake from eating - though eastern diets tend to get somewhat more water from it due to a higher fruit and vegetable intake.

It seems the body is happy to take any form of hydration providing there are no diuretic effects - NO BOOZE haha!

Granted, caffeine does have diuretic effects in higher doses but as long as you're sensible (for example, a POT of coffee a day wouldn't really be sensible) then you can safely include hot drinks like tea and coffee, especially if it's something like peppermint tea or ginger tea which are both tasty and pretty darn healthy.
January 31, 2013 11:10 PM
i try to drink at least 4 glasses of actual water and my 800ml bottle of iced green tea a day minimum. iced tea = ice water plus tea bag. NO sweetner!
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