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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 Posts: 19,052
1/31/14 7:38 P


I save unsweetened tea for a treat.

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1/31/14 3:02 A


FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,180
1/30/14 12:50 P

Similarly to what CHRISTINATODAY said about overtaxing your internal organs, keep in mind that tea (like asparagus) is a natural diuretic.

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1/30/14 11:14 A

I drink mostly water but do love my Unsweetened Tea also hot and cold! I do count it towards my 'water' intake.

Please keep in mind (as has been mentioned) that tea does tax the body more than plain water. Your body has to filter the tea leaf out of the water.

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1/30/14 9:54 A

usually tap water, depends on the mood

LADYBIRD82 Posts: 1,700
1/30/14 9:45 A

I do both. Some times I do half sweet half unsweet tea.

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1/30/14 9:38 A

personal preference will always be water

1/30/14 9:37 A

Water is better. Tea contains other things and your body (liver, kidneys etc.) is put to work to remove / process these things. Your body needs all its power and energy to deal with the weight loss. Don't tire your organs needlessly.
Black tea would be terrible because of the cafeine in it. Sweeteners too would not be good at all and hinder the body and it's weight loss.
Herbal tea is a possibility but I'd still make sure that half of what you drink is water.

Edited by: CHRISTINA-TODAY at: 1/30/2014 (09:38)
MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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1/30/14 8:36 A

After living in the South for several years, I just don't see the point of drinking unsweetened tea emoticon so I would choose water.

SUZZQ4LIFE Posts: 1,232
1/30/14 8:25 A

Water. I never drink tea. Just don't care for it.

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1/30/14 8:19 A

Thank you all for your replies, EX-PRESSO I do wonder why I should be careful with black or green tea.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
1/27/14 5:47 P

yes, it counts

GONNALOSE5 Posts: 975
1/27/14 5:44 P

I prefer water. If I am going to drink tea I want a litter sugar in it.

1/27/14 5:39 P

I hate water and I only drink unsweetened iced tea. I do hope it counts.

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1/27/14 5:34 P

depends, usually tap water, unsweented ice tea/not popular to my taste buds

MAMA_CD Posts: 1,507
1/27/14 4:10 P

Both, depends what I want at the moment.

TEAROSE22 SparkPoints: (30,671)
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1/27/14 2:25 P

Water, tea occasionally but only with stevia.

RACEWIFE Posts: 760
1/27/14 1:52 P

Oh my gosh! You all just made my day! I rarely make my water consumption, but I haven't ever counted unsweetened iced tea (though I always thought it should count). I've only ever counted actual water. Ya'll just MADE MY DAY !!!!

DEANNA0725 SparkPoints: (22,611)
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1/27/14 8:19 A

When I drink my unsweetened tea I count it towards my water intake. I usually drink water, but when I start getting bored with it I will switch to the tea.

SUSANYVONNE68 Posts: 265
1/27/14 7:37 A


BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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1/27/14 7:00 A

A liquid is a liquid but the caffeine would be too much for me. I would go with the water!

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1/27/14 6:29 A


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1/27/14 6:28 A


EX-PRESSO Posts: 478
1/27/14 6:26 A

I love my tea and would say: its fine.
Just be careful with black or green tea.

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
1/27/14 6:18 A

water -- rarely drink tea

ODIEJO2 Posts: 1,179
1/27/14 5:46 A

I am not a tea drinker, so water all they way!!!

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
1/27/14 5:37 A

Nothing beats a cup of iced water in hot weather, but I also love chinese teas and green teas!

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,271)
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1/27/14 3:04 A

The liquids you drink count as water, no matter what else is in the drink. If it has caffeine, you need a bit more water for it to have the same benefit but the idea that drinks with caffeine in them don't count as any water are false.

I don't care for unsweetened tea and would likely rather have water. But if you put splenda in it, that is different story. I really like my diet soda, crystal light, and coffee.

ZZYYGGY3 Posts: 2,396
1/26/14 6:09 P

I like my water, but yes I guess it could count as water since it has no sugar, or cream. I count my decaff tea at night as water.

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1/26/14 6:06 P


LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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1/26/14 4:18 P

YES. Check out the Mayo website. Any thing like tea, coffee, water, Crystal light is considered like water.

Chocolate milkshakes on the hand ..... :)

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,363
1/26/14 3:47 P

I am a tea I think tea is better because it has antioxidants.
and yes I count it as water

--MEOW-- Posts: 4,524
1/26/14 3:44 P

I'd say it does... you're supposed to drink around 8 cups of any liquid. Water is better because it has no sugar and no calories... but unsweetened tea doesn't have cals or sugar either so I guess it's just as good....

FATMAN1968 SparkPoints: (31,614)
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1/26/14 3:35 P

Does drinking 8 cups of unsweetened tea replace drinking 8 cups of water each day? What do you think?

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