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Old 03-09-2004, 09:32 AM   #1
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Question Does it have to be water?

I know that you are supposed to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, more when you are trying to lose weight. However, I hate water. I can get about 3 glasses down and that is it. Can I drink decaf tea or green tea or something else to get my water intake up?

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Old 03-09-2004, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: Does it have to be water?

i too used to hate h2o to the max...however i found out that the more i forced myself to drink and stay away from other liquids, the better h20 started tasting...i now almost only drink h20, and i like it just fine

i say almost, cause i love teas...i have a cup or two daily of decaf...i've heard caffienated teas act as a diuretic, but i am uncertain if that includes decaf

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Old 03-09-2004, 10:05 AM   #3
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Re: Does it have to be water?

Earlier last month, a report came out by the U.S. Institute of Medicine (of the National Academies ) regarding water (and salt) intake. The panel recommended a total of 125 oz and 91 oz per day for men and women, respectively. They said hydration needs did not have to be met solely through drinking the equivalent of a little over 8 glasses of water, but that caffeinated drinks (eg. coffee, soda, tea -- caffeine was justified because researchers say the diuretic effect is only temporary), juice, milk and food (eg. fruits) also could count toward the daily water intake.

Old 03-09-2004, 02:04 PM   #4
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Re: Does it have to be water?

I drink alot of Crystal Light and Sugar Free Tang, the mixes in the little tubs. I also hate drinking water, so the crystal light and tang make up for it. Water holds the higher percentage, maybe 80%h2o and 20% powder. That's just a guess, it could be more or less.

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