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December 6, 2012 10:53 AM
no just regular H2O
  24444724
December 6, 2012 10:53 AM
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Coffee with caffeine I think would be different. Although coffee itself doesn't really have any calories it is a diuretic (sp) and will dehydrate you if you use coffee in place of water.


No.
December 6, 2012 10:54 AM
does blood count as water

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December 6, 2012 10:54 AM
I've never felt I could count coffee as water, because coffee has such a diuretic effect so it doesn't have the staying power water does, and it doesn't curb my appetite the way that water (or, yes, tea) does. I have the same issue with Diet Coke or other diet soda. I feel like I'd be lying to myself. But for those who count coffee as water and are losing weight or keeping their target weight, more power to you. It's never worked for me though.
December 6, 2012 10:56 AM
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does blood count as water

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It's thicker than water. You need to log those calories (good iron though!).
December 6, 2012 10:56 AM
Oh my...I just looked up everything I drink and don't coun't cause I thought it was just like water. Now I have 13 extra calories I should of been logging.
  11242139
December 6, 2012 10:56 AM
I agree. Herbal tea w/ nothing in it (no caffeine) should count as water!
  19507081
December 6, 2012 10:57 AM
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You're shortchanging your body if you count tea and other garbage as water. WATER counts as water. Nothing else.


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So, when you drink water with a meal, what part of the stomach does the water go into so that it doesn't mix with everything else. I don't want my body to confuse the water I drink with any of the other garbage in my stomach.

Also, what magical properties does tea have to zap all of the water out of the pitcher? I KNOW I put water in there...a whole lot of water with very little tea.


The tea binds with the water and becomes non water so your stomach rejects it and its stored in your fat cells to be later processed by your liver. That's why you shouldn't eat after 7pm, because then your liver is too busy to process the stored nonwater liquids


Yup. I read this on Yahoo answers once.
December 6, 2012 10:57 AM
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does blood count as water

please reply asap urgent


So, um, I think I will have to avoid you from now on.
December 6, 2012 10:58 AM
Tea and coffee are not chemically the same as water. Both are diuretics and therefore work to dehydrate. Water does exactly the opposite. Not the same, and should not be interchanged as such. They can all be a part of a healthy lifestyle, but they have truly different effects on your body.
December 6, 2012 10:58 AM
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I've never felt I could count coffee as water, because coffee has such a diuretic effect so it doesn't have the staying power water does, and it doesn't curb my appetite the way that water (or, yes, tea) does. I have the same issue with Diet Coke or other diet soda. I feel like I'd be lying to myself. But for those who count coffee as water and are losing weight or keeping their target weight, more power to you. It's never worked for me though.

Counting coffee as water prevented you from losing weight?
December 6, 2012 10:59 AM
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Yup. I read this on Yahoo answers once.


how is babby formed
December 6, 2012 10:59 AM
Tea does have calories, sorry for the bad news!! The ginger drink that I drink actually has 78 calories and my friends and I actually had this conversation because I was contemplating going to a strictly tea as a beverage diet.

I actually have always disliked water highly and I normally drank vitamin water, the dragon fruit flavor specifically or juice. However, using the logic that the calories that I am drinking in my juice and vitaminwater(I don't drink soda) are adding calories that are taking away from foods or alcohol(:D) I am trying to at least drink some with a squeeze of lemon in it.

Sigh, it's so exhausting, isn't it?
  32202515
December 6, 2012 11:00 AM
Sources of fluid

Water is the best source of fluid; it is inexpensive and comes without hidden extras like additives or sugar.
Tea and coffee are sources of water and contain some nutrients if consumed with milk. Tea also contains antioxidants. These drinks are fine in average amounts (around 3–4 cups a day).
Fruit juices and smoothies provide vitamins (smoothies also provide some fibre) and can count once a day towards your daily fruit recommendation. But limit them to only one glass a day — ideally with meals — as they are high in sugar and can cause tooth decay.
Milk provides water and is a rich source of nutrients like protein and calcium, which is important for our bone health. Choosing low-fat milk will save you from the additional fat and calories.
Other sources of fluid include low-calorie soft drinks and some foods like soups, yoghurts, fruit and vegetables.
Sport (isotonic) drinks can help in replenishing electrolytes as well as fluids, and may be useful for those exercising for long periods.
  12819719
December 6, 2012 11:00 AM
Caffeine in moderation will not dehydrate you, so you could likely include it in your water intake if you were so inclined. I personally like to drink a lot of water to filter out the little coffee/tea I drink. I look at water as a good way to help my body filter out & pass the toxins from my body. If you just get in the habit of carrying around a liter/quart size jug of water & making sure you refil & drink 3 of them a day, you should be in great shape. I personally got a pitcher where I filter the water and for me it tastes better and I'm not going thru cases of plastic bottles. At some point I think I'm going to get one of those reverse osmosis filter systems for my house, but I need to read up on them...but I saw one for about $200 or so at Home Depot or Lowes.

Anyhow, here are a couple of articles I found:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeinated-drinks/AN01661
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=5552790&page=1

Just don't go crazy with the coffee/tea & you should be fine. Like almost everything else in life, moderation is key.
  22112492
December 6, 2012 11:01 AM
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Tea does have calories, sorry for the bad news!! The ginger drink that I drink actually has 78 calories and my friends and I actually had this conversation because I was contemplating going to a strictly tea as a beverage diet.

I actually have always disliked water highly and I normally drank vitamin water, the dragon fruit flavor specifically or juice. However, using the logic that the calories that I am drinking in my juice and vitaminwater(I don't drink soda) are adding calories that are taking away from foods or alcohol(:D) I am trying to at least drink some with a squeeze of lemon in it.

Sigh, it's so exhausting, isn't it?


WTH do you put in your tea to cause it to have 78 calories???
December 6, 2012 11:01 AM
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Tea and coffee are not chemically the same as water. Both are diuretics and therefore work to dehydrate. Water does exactly the opposite. Not the same, and should not be interchanged as such. They can all be a part of a healthy lifestyle, but they have truly different effects on your body.

Technically not true, unless you drink tea and coffee to excess the diuretic effect is minimal
  12819719
December 6, 2012 11:02 AM
QUOTE:

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You're shortchanging your body if you count tea and other garbage as water. WATER counts as water. Nothing else.


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So, when you drink water with a meal, what part of the stomach does the water go into so that it doesn't mix with everything else. I don't want my body to confuse the water I drink with any of the other garbage in my stomach.

Also, what magical properties does tea have to zap all of the water out of the pitcher? I KNOW I put water in there...a whole lot of water with very little tea.


The tea binds with the water and becomes non water so your stomach rejects it and its stored in your fat cells to be later processed by your liver. That's why you shouldn't eat after 7pm, because then your liver is too busy to process the stored nonwater liquids


OHHH!! Well, in that case. Ok.

Water = water
  26750457
December 6, 2012 11:03 AM
QUOTE:

Tea and coffee are not chemically the same as water. Both are diuretics and therefore work to dehydrate. Water does exactly the opposite. Not the same, and should not be interchanged as such. They can all be a part of a healthy lifestyle, but they have truly different effects on your body.


Soaking a tea bag in water, or passing water over coffee grounds does not chemically change the water. It's still H2O, with tea or coffee suspended in it. Also, caffeine does not have a diuretic effect until you consume over 500mg (about 5-7 cups a day) and even then it is a short-lived effect if you are doing it regularly, because your body will eventually become accustomed to it.
December 6, 2012 11:03 AM
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Yup. I read this on Yahoo answers once.


how is babby formed


But who was phone?
December 6, 2012 11:04 AM
http://nutritiondiva.quickanddirtytips.com/how-much-water-should-I-drink.aspx
  25143147
December 6, 2012 11:04 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Tea does have calories, sorry for the bad news!! The ginger drink that I drink actually has 78 calories and my friends and I actually had this conversation because I was contemplating going to a strictly tea as a beverage diet.

I actually have always disliked water highly and I normally drank vitamin water, the dragon fruit flavor specifically or juice. However, using the logic that the calories that I am drinking in my juice and vitaminwater(I don't drink soda) are adding calories that are taking away from foods or alcohol(:D) I am trying to at least drink some with a squeeze of lemon in it.

Sigh, it's so exhausting, isn't it?


WTH do you put in your tea to cause it to have 78 calories???

5 tsp. of sugar wink
December 6, 2012 11:06 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Tea does have calories, sorry for the bad news!! The ginger drink that I drink actually has 78 calories and my friends and I actually had this conversation because I was contemplating going to a strictly tea as a beverage diet.

I actually have always disliked water highly and I normally drank vitamin water, the dragon fruit flavor specifically or juice. However, using the logic that the calories that I am drinking in my juice and vitaminwater(I don't drink soda) are adding calories that are taking away from foods or alcohol(:D) I am trying to at least drink some with a squeeze of lemon in it.

Sigh, it's so exhausting, isn't it?


WTH do you put in your tea to cause it to have 78 calories???


It's a ginger tea. They took ginger root, ground it up, and there are probably some sort of additive found within, but the "teapack" says 78 calories. Needless to say, I have moved consumption of this tea to once every two weeks! it really tries to make you think that it is so good for you!
  32202515
December 6, 2012 11:06 AM
I like crystal light flavoring, but hate that according to folks here I can't count it as water.

Now, I just eat the flavoring out of the packet, and count the glass of water I drink right after.

Problem solved.laugh
  21165042
December 6, 2012 11:06 AM
I'm sure someone has already said this, but tea (for many people) and coffee are diuretics, which means they flush the body of water. Thus, you need water-water to replenish your body.

And to anyone who says differently, I could give countless examples of the times I've hit the head after drinking tea or coffee.
Edited by Hambone23 On December 6, 2012 11:09 AM
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