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2/6/13 3:04 P

Water is water no what you put in it. Plain is much heathier!

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2/6/13 3:02 P

I only count water as water, but I drink a gallon a day. So I see no reason why you can't count tea or flavored water.

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2/6/13 1:23 P

Anything wet is water. Once you add flavours, sugars, preservatives, etc to water, it doesn't remove the water. It's "water and sugar and flavour". So it's still water.

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2/6/13 11:40 A

Of course it's water! Anything that hydrates you can be counted. Whether or not you do is up to you; I track my tea with stevia. :) If you're using sugar, you will want to track that sugar in your nutrition tracker, because while it's not a lot (one cube is only 15 calories or so) but over the course of a day, can add up to a LOT of mindless calorie intake that you aren't tracking.

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2/6/13 11:29 A

My personal preference is to count herbal tea as water only when I don't add anything to it. But if you want to count it as water, that's fine, but I would agree with adding the amount of sugar to your nutrition tracker, even if it's just a half a teaspoon.

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2/6/13 9:12 A

I would count it as water. May want to track the sugar separately.


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2/6/13 8:52 A

I have just about changed over to just drinking water or herbal tea, with just a little bit of sugar in it. My question is how do I track the tea I consumed, would it be considered water, since it is mostly water?

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