I've read articles that say the water in foods an drinks do count as water intake. However like most people have said I don't count that in my tracker. I stick to the pure water that I drink. . I usually get my intake in by drinking 8 oz when I wake up. 16 oz with each meal, and then misc sipping through the day. I try to cut off my drinking at 8-9 pm so that it doesnt have me up going to the bathroom at night.
Good luck on your journey, and drink up.
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I don't count the water in the food when I count my 8 glasses, it would make it easier. I used to count the herbal tea but now I try to get the 8 glasses. I feel it helps with the weight loss.
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Water in food totally counts! That's the secret people don't realize--your body doesn't NEED 8 huge glasses of water a day, because you get water in food & other liquids....
If you drink water when you workout, or when you feel thirsty during the day--great! But sadly, cramming in 8 glasses of water a day is NOT a magic diet pill--it won't make you lose weight! It'll just make you have to potty....a lot.
I don't count the water I use when cooking, but I do try to choose water-rich foods to augment the 8 cup a day minimum. :) The water count is for YOU, so if you're having a hard time meeting your goal, by all means, allow yourself to count whatever water you want to. When I first started, 8 glasses was a chore. The way I overcame it, was simple: I realized that if it were Diet Dr. Pepper or Bud Light, I'd have no trouble guzzling it. Since then, if I'm behind on my water consumption, it's simply "gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp" instead of "sip, sip!"
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