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ELOQUENTZ
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10/4/12 8:35 A

What's funny is every other meal, I tend to choose water. It's just at work where there is free juice that I do this. But I'm changing that starting today.



JENNILACEY
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10/4/12 8:17 A

I've cut out liquid calories as well but every now and then when my cals are on the lower side for the day but my dietary fiber is already high, I sneak in a glass of OJ or almond milk. For the OJ I just do 4 oz juice and 4 oz water. With almond milk, I'll have either 4 or 8 oz because it tends to be lower in cals.



WATERDIAMONDS
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10/4/12 7:22 A

It's amazing, isn't it, how many calories are in a packaged drink (of any kind!)? It took me nearly a year but now water is all I want with my meals. I taste my food these days--who knew??!!!

Best of luck on your transition.



TACDGB
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10/3/12 10:53 P

one thing I learned is to not drink your calories as they are just empty calories.



ELOQUENTZ
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10/3/12 6:22 P

I've tried diluting it before and I don't like it.



MAGGIEMURPHY4
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10/3/12 6:12 P

I used to drink cranberry juice all the time. You could cut the calories in half by adding water if you like the taste. I began buying the 100% cranberry and would cut it with water(about 4 cups of water to one cup of cranberry) and sweeten it with stevia.



ELOQUENTZ
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10/3/12 3:40 P

I've been pretty good lately about ensuring I'm within my calories (not always logged on the site, but checked later that I was still good). And I was wondering why I'm not really losing weight (although have lost a couple inches total).

Um, yeah. I've been logging all the food I packed for lunch but not the 12 or so oz of cranberry juice I have with my lunch from the free dispenser at work. Ack! That's an average of about 200 calories. Ack!

I guess I'm switching to water with my lunch.



 
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