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MAUREENV2 Posts: 3,853
8/2/11 10:20 P

I only count water- both flavored and plain

FLOWERCHILD796 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/15/11 1:06 P

I don't count anything with caffeine or sugar, so I don't count coffee or soda. Sometimes I'll make caffeine free tea with artificial sweetener, and I count that. I also count those little packets that you mix into bottled water.

SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (458,438)
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7/13/11 12:28 P

I only count my water as well! emoticon

MASE72 SparkPoints: (275,977)
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7/11/11 4:45 A

I only count my water

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
7/9/11 5:11 A

coffee and tea count ! emoticon

SPCRAIG SparkPoints: (154,346)
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7/8/11 2:12 P

There is water in fruits and veggies but I just count the glasses I drink

PARKERB2 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/6/11 3:22 P

I heard other liquids count too.

CLIMBERS_ROCK SparkPoints: (57,790)
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7/6/11 10:03 A

Yes. The reason is that it is the only fluid your kidney's and liver do not have to filter.

JLBRIGHT3 Posts: 674
7/6/11 9:39 A

I believe they say - less than 5 calories and it can be considered part of your 8 glasses of 'water'. So I rotate between cups of water and cups of Crystal light flavored water.

RG_DFW SparkPoints: (145,625)
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7/6/11 9:35 A

I used to not think so, but I've changed my mind.

So I vote yes

ATLTRAINR SparkPoints: (267,707)
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7/4/11 8:34 A

Water only but you can flavor it

25OPTIMIZE Posts: 18,108
7/3/11 10:21 P

I don't count anything with caffeine in it (coffee, regular tea, colas, etc).

Here is a link to a great article called "Water is a Secret Ingredient":

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=54


Once you open this up, there are other water articles in the "Related Content" area to the right of the article.

Hope this helps.
Judi

MISTYDAWN55 SparkPoints: (1,812)
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7/3/11 4:15 A

Do you count drinks made with water [ie: coffee, tea, lemonade, soda, etc.] as part of your 8 cups of water each day? OR do you only count pure water?

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