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WATER DRINKING - HARD FOR ME IN COLD WEATHER


Saturday, March 02, 2013

Yes, the weather has turned cold and windy in FL and I have a hard time drinking all water when it is cool. I always start the day with 1 1/2 cups hot water with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
I fill my 1 qt. drinking container but don't always drink it as plain water. I end up making it into decaf hot teas and I never go to bed without completing 8 cups of liquid, but not always plain water.
From what I have read, this is a very debatable thing as some experts say it should be water while others say it just needs to be liquid.
But I do remember what one lady told me many years ago. "You don't wash your face with tea, so you shouldn't wash your insides with tea." Good advice!!!
In hot weather, I don't have the same problem.
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1TERRY7 3/6/2013 10:09PM

    I never have problems drinking water. But I also drink tea and some coffee.

My mother drank a lot of water so I grew up with one healthy habit!

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LITTLETEALOVER 3/3/2013 11:21AM

    I actually find it rather easy to drink water when it's cold...mostly because the air is so dry. But, then, I'm not in FL.
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In my opinion, tea doesn't change the water much. It might add a touch of caffeine, depending on what kind of tea you're drinking, but not so much that it should make a big difference. It's no worse than adding your lemon. Deciding whether to count liquid, or strictly water, or something in the middle is a personal choice. Just stay hydrated. That's the important thing!

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OSDOWNS 3/3/2013 9:10AM

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DJ4HEALTH 3/3/2013 12:21AM

    Great tip!!

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BKNOCK 3/2/2013 10:09PM

    I agree that it is hard to drink a lot of water in cold weather too. I drink a lot of hot tea,
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MCFITZ2 3/2/2013 5:39PM

    Turtletalk has a great suggestion. I will also use it. I like water but, I just don't get enough either. emoticon

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KRISTINSGOALS 3/2/2013 5:20PM

    You can do it, Carol!

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LTURSS 3/2/2013 5:00PM

    I like that advice! I like the idea of water with lemon juice. It adds some flavoring and it's not tea. I may try that one!

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TURTLETALK 3/2/2013 4:59PM

    You know that you can drink your haot water with lemon all day long if that is easier for you. I often drink hot water with lemon after my first pot of coffee at work. emoticon

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SWAYDE 3/2/2013 4:58PM

    You can do it!

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