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February 7, 2013 3:20 AM
Hi there,

Ok so I was wondering, at the moment for example I drink a cup of coffee or squash and I log it as either a snack or with a particular meal, but i'm not recording it as water intake as well.

Is it fair to say that if were to drink say 1-1.5L of squash a day I can log the brand of squash and add the amount in the water intake as well? Because otherwise It would show i've not taken in any fluids at all which would be incorrect.

If anyone could advise me on this i'd be greatly appreciative.

Cheers

Leon
February 7, 2013 3:22 AM
im wondering too... not sure if i should count in the water in my protein shake for example
February 7, 2013 3:22 AM
You'll get differing responses on this, but basically almost all beverages are hydrating, even if they contain diuretics like caffeine and alcohol. The big exception is hard alcohol.
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February 7, 2013 3:25 AM
false.. red wine is proven to be deshydrating, some bodybuilder use it to make vein pop :P
February 7, 2013 3:26 AM
I log water as water only when drunk in its plain, unadulterated still form. Water in tea, coffee, juice is logged as tea, coffee or juice.
Sparkling water I log as sparkling water.

Just my own preference.
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February 7, 2013 3:27 AM
thats what im doing at the moment but sometime its kinda hard to hit the 8 cup of water a day when drinking protein shakes, tea, coffee....
February 7, 2013 3:28 AM
I don't really bother logging water, I usually drink at least 4-5 L of water a day. I'm just used to it from working outside in the heat a lot
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February 7, 2013 3:30 AM
yep, water is water/......
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February 7, 2013 3:59 AM
Ok so if I record i've had a protein shake or squash then log what you've had as it contains sugars, fats etc and then enter the amount of fluid as water to get to my recommended intake of water per day because there is no way i'd hit it otherwise
February 7, 2013 4:03 AM
i log my coffee and water separate also.
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February 7, 2013 4:04 AM
I agree. You need to log the squash because it will have a few calories in it and then log the water separately. I don't bother logging coffees under a particular meal as I have it black with a sweetener but the water counts!

I fill up a 2L jug with squash and drink it throughout the day. I'd find it difficult to hit my water count unless I did that.

Happy drinking drinker
February 7, 2013 4:29 AM
QUOTE:

I agree. You need to log the squash because it will have a few calories in it and then log the water separately. I don't bother logging coffees under a particular meal as I have it black with a sweetener but the water counts!

I fill up a 2L jug with squash and drink it throughout the day. I'd find it difficult to hit my water count unless I did that.

Happy drinking drinker


Yeah that's my thinking, just make up a jug of squash and record the sugars separately and then water intake.

I hate drinking water so this is the only way you'll get it down me otherwise.
February 7, 2013 5:27 AM
Damn straight! smile
February 7, 2013 5:31 AM
if YOU put water in it, then it's water.
EG. I drink coffee. I use my nespresso machine to get 2 shots of coffee. I top up with 250ml of water. I therefore log a cup of water.
Squash is water, tropicana orange juice is not water, milk is not water, red wine is not water, beer is not water.
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February 7, 2013 5:31 AM
I log any beverages with calories. I don't worry about what is or isn't water as long as my urine is clear or pale yellow.
February 7, 2013 5:32 AM
Some people count anything liquid as water, some think the second you add a powder to water, it ceases to be water at all. laugh

Since the 8 cups a day guideline is just a guideline... do whatever the frig you want.
February 7, 2013 5:33 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I agree. You need to log the squash because it will have a few calories in it and then log the water separately. I don't bother logging coffees under a particular meal as I have it black with a sweetener but the water counts!

I fill up a 2L jug with squash and drink it throughout the day. I'd find it difficult to hit my water count unless I did that.

Happy drinking drinker


Yeah that's my thinking, just make up a jug of squash and record the sugars separately and then water intake.

I hate drinking water so this is the only way you'll get it down me otherwise.



This is me. Water with flavoring added is water in my mind.
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February 7, 2013 5:35 AM
Could someone explain to me what you mean by drinking squash? I'm thinking this is an across the pond thing that needs to be translated...here in the states, squash is a type of veggie and I can't for the life of me figure out how you'd drink it. TIA!
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February 7, 2013 5:58 AM
QUOTE:

Could someone explain to me what you mean by drinking squash? I'm thinking this is an across the pond thing that needs to be translated...here in the states, squash is a type of veggie and I can't for the life of me figure out how you'd drink it. TIA!


it's a concentrated liquid typically orange or blackcurrent in flavour. you add say 1 part concentrate to about 8 parts water... Hey presto, Squash.

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Edited by GuybrushThreepw00d On February 7, 2013 6:00 AM
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February 7, 2013 6:00 AM
Ive wondered that too, as I drink a huge amount of herbal tea through the day... I guess it is a personal prefence. I log them whehn I drink them but not under my water category!
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February 7, 2013 6:11 AM
QUOTE:

I log any beverages with calories. I don't worry about what is or isn't water as long as my urine is clear or pale yellow.


^^ This


I quit logging water a LONG time ago.
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February 7, 2013 7:01 AM
Thanks GuybrushThree!
  5367199
February 7, 2013 7:15 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Could someone explain to me what you mean by drinking squash? I'm thinking this is an across the pond thing that needs to be translated...here in the states, squash is a type of veggie and I can't for the life of me figure out how you'd drink it. TIA!


it's a concentrated liquid typically orange or blackcurrent in flavour. you add say 1 part concentrate to about 8 parts water... Hey presto, Squash.



Oh. Growing up in the States, we called that stuff Bug Juice!
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