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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.

If you put a fragrance dangle on your rear view mirror - is it still a car?

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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?

Cheryl Martin

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