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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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  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.
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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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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GINGER_BEAR 3/2/2013 8:06PM

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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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    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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