Friday, April 13, 2012
I'm really not having a hard time keeping up the "water" requirements - I really don't drink too much else. A cup - maybe 2 - of coffee in the morning, and then it's really usually only water and tea the rest of the day. Occasionally I get a hankering for a Sonic Cherry Limeade (and really, who doesn't?), and I might take a bottle of pop or a Capri-Sun on a roadtrip, but really, I drink water. Probably, actually, should drink more milk (except for the whole "carbs" thing).
But...I've never really gotten a ruling on whether hot tea counts toward the daily water goal. I've heard "some people" say that it doesn't - tea is tea, and water is water. But in my mind, it should. I rarely drink black tea; it's almost all herbal (or green+herbal) for me. It's water with some leaves stirred in, really. I don't think it's like trying to claim that Kool-Aid is water with flavor mixed in. Or that lemonade is water with lemon juice and sugar mixed in.
Nevertheless...like I said, I mostly just drink water. But on days like today when it's cloudy and cool, I just want the coziness of a cup of Mixed Berry Zinger. Over and over and over again. Can I count it towards my water goal? What has anybody else around here been told?