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1,017 1/14/09 2:12 A
Well I save old juice bottles to put my water in. I was recently ill with a stomach flu and had to drink gatorade(not my choice of fluid for any reason..lol) their bottles are worth 4 glasses of water. If you put one packet of crystal light in one of these bottles..u have a taste of other than water and its diluted by 2 other cups of water...its better for you than one pack of crys. light and only 2 cups of water...professionals in the nutrition field its ok to have flavored water..in fact in a spark people article they said professional say those who drink flavored water drink more water than those who drink plain water. If I use crys. light I try to use one with vitamins in it so that I get a boost in between meals...
I have several doctors and even though Crystal Light is not as good for you as plain water it is still the same as drinking water as far as getting your eight classes of water a day. I also like the flavored waters. I hate the taste of plain water. Though there is always Crystal Light in my house.
I just don't like the feeling of artificial sweeteners, they seem to give me a headache. Water is fine by me.
Fitness Minutes: (104)
29 1/9/09 8:20 P
I am a tea freak and I am having a lot of trouble drinking my water. I bought a huge cup and haven't filled it up yet. But I have decided to get some bottled water to have at my desk at both jobs and I hope that it works. I am drinking a bottle right now, so Yea! Go me! You all have my support.
Fitness Minutes: (22,503)
542 1/9/09 7:05 P
I like Crystal Lite packets in one 16.9 oz bottle of water. Lemonade and the berry flavors. I do not like the Crystal Lite flavored teas, they have strange colors too. I still need my Diet Sprite, but only one a day.
you totally are doing just fine as long as the powder doesn't have caffeine or sugar and if you can get salt free too that's even better. Crystal light packs are the coolest, but I often find them too strong for the 2 cups they say you should mix a little stick with...just means more water!
I am a big fan of just plain water. Recently I have found myself getting a little tired of it and have been mixing in a little bit of lemon juice. Makes it not so boring.
However much I like my water I also like to treat myself once or twice a day with one of the Kool-Aid packets. The Wal-Mart brand adds straight into one of my bottles of water quickly and only adds 60 calories to my day. Just a little extra treat. :-)
Fitness Minutes: (41,319)
2,146 1/8/09 8:22 P
I drink water almost always.Sometimes I drink crystal lite mixed with V8 Splash.It is very good and refreshing.I also drink the V8 splash because it has fruit.I drink V8 veggie juice also.So I get my fruit, veggies and my drink.
I am trying to give up sodas and tea with more plain water in my diet. These mix-ins really help change it up so it's not the same ol' flavorless drink all the time. I've never heard of Aqua Infusions but I'll have to look for it at Big Lots.
Fitness Minutes: (10,462)
1,643 1/7/09 10:25 A
I try to get my water any way I can. It is a huge task for me as well. I have enjoyed crystal light and other "packet" style helpers.
When I sit for a meal, I make sure I have a glass of plain water though this is primarily to benefit my children and making sure they are getting some plain water into their system daily.
Out of the packets I have tried I must agree with CHARMEDONE, I love the unique flavors of Aqua Infusions the best and the price is always right at Big Lots. Drink up!
I am not a big water person. If I say "I am going to drink X amount of water a day" I just can't face it. But if I mix it up- I can do it.
I prefer a brand called Aqua Infusions that I picked up at Big Lots. Much less sticky sweet than Crystal Light, Wylers or the store brands and comes in flavors like Cranberry Restorer with hibiscus, Lemon Energizer with Ginger and Orange Awake with Ginseng. I put one packet in a 24-25 oz bottle of water and I can drink it right down.
Fitness Minutes: (5,366)
223 1/1/09 10:56 P
i do both. but i really dilute the crystal light.
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12 1/1/09 10:51 A
I sometimes just want the bubbles, so I add 1/2 packet of crystal lite on the go to a glass of seltzer and it does the trick. Walmart brand has grape flavor--just like grape soda.
When I get tired of plain water I just add some lemon slices, or a few frozen berries to my water bottle, it is an all natural flavoring, not too strong and is better for you than the artificial flavors.
hmmm.. crystal light is better than soda or juice but water is better than crystal light... all those artificial sweeteners are not good for you. BUT it can be a step away from soda and towards water and a positive thing. Also, eating and drinking fake sweeteners leads you to crave more calories. I'm not sure why but I remember reading this. Good luck!
thanks for replying. that's funny you mention spilling stuff on the carpet. i already spilled grape on my beige carpet. it took forever to blot up, but the stain is actually gone. now i drink out of sports cups or cups with lids and straws. thanks again!
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