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No Tea doesn't count and I drink a lot of tea in the winter to keep warm.....I always drink room temperature water, in the winter.

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I would count it as water. Seems logical



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I count it, i drink a lot of tea, but also a lot of water. There seems to be a lot of back and forth in this board post, and no actual decision or decisive argument either way.

i had hear that both were diuretics but tea less so, and the amount you drink edges out what you lose, course that logic puts up your amount to drink.

i dont care either way, i just drink enough that i am hydrated and leave it there.




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I was told it can count as long as it is unsweetened and black

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I count each 8 oz tea or coffee as a 4 oz water consumed. (I'm straddling the fence on this one!)



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I am not a "dietician" and don't pretend to be. That said, I count my tea or coffee as water ONLY if I do not add anything such as sweetner or creamer to it. Straight, strong and black only. I typically drink 5-8 cups of coffee per day (no I don't get jittery, high blood pressure, or stay awake at night). In the summer that goes down but my tea intake rises. Again, no sugar, lemon, honey or other additive.

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I think that tea or coffee can be counted even if they can be duretic. One must also count the caloric value. I believe that even though we may urinate more,the body does retain a significant amount which serves to hydrate us. Plain water is probably the best as it is pure. If the urine is clear and colorless then we can we are doing our job as human Brita filters.



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People seem to be getting a bit snippy here...is that what we are about? How about some positive vibes and cheerful support?



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I am not incorrect.... Tea should never be counted as water because of the additives. Now, there are certain brands with less additives however.... Now, you can continue to add tea to your ticker as water but I know that I will lose more weight because that is not in my plan. I didn't attend college for nothing btw....

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I DON`T NO FOR SURE BUT I SAY NO

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SAMMI-SAM.... I AM NOT IN CORRECT!!!!!!!! I READ THE SAME AS THE OTHER GAL ON HERE, YOU ARE NO EXPERT!!!

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I read an article on here about this. It said that coffee and tea can be counted in your eight glasses of water, but that at least four glasess should be water. Basically.



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Rosie is incorrect!!! She doesn't seem to have been in the fitness game to long because she has no clue what she is talking about! Dietitian here....

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coffee and tea, have no calories, same as water, water is better, but coffee and tea can be counted, as well.

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You have the right idea. Trying to change everything at once is dooming yourself to failure. I have read it both ways on different sites regarding just liquids including coffee and water. Since Spark pages show them as water, not just liquids I would aim for water, but you can add lemon or get no caloric flavored water to help

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Y N WATER DON`T HAVE CALORIES

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I say Yes!!

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you wish-

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I have actually done this both ways. Tracking coffee, soda pop, tea, milk, sport drink, etc. to my 8 total. I have done the 8 glasses of water - I do sparkling water with no sodium or sugar added.

I have found that doing water - I no longer care if I have a soda pop. I still drink coffee, milk, and some tea.

Bottom line is - for me - water makes me feel better.

And for those of us who love sweets - don't abandon them altogether. A Lindt 85% chocolate square is 55 calories and pretty darn satisfying!

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I have often wondered that as well as the quarts of water that goes into Crystal Light which I love. Seems like it should, but I'm not sure.



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I SAY NO BUT WHAT DO I KNOW

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When that sweet nudge grabs me...especially at night, I do the same thing...fruit (and sometimes nuts or a bit of cheese) and that extra glass of water (only trouble is the trip in the night... emoticon ) I also count my tea as water, as I don't add to it, except occasionally a few stevia drops. I've found that the 8 glasses (at least) make a HUGE difference in keeping me satiated...don't keep always nibbling, as I used to...just grab water or tea instead. emoticon

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I have been wondering about my morning coffee. Tanjat88 - I like your answer and I agree. I take my coffee with sugar so I will not count it as water. If some of you are having a difficult time keeping up with 8 glasses of water, try for 2 and slowly work your way up. I'm not having trouble with water, but sweets have always been my passion and that's where I have a hard time. So far I am on task, but today is only day 7. Wanted something sweet tonight so I settled for fruit and an extra glass of water.




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I DRINK 8 OR MORE GLASSESS A DAY

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I agree with PEGGYPU, what she posted.

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I am going to say no

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Wow! These are great answers! I am so glad to see that lots of folks out there have the same question that I do on the topic.

Here is what I am hearing on this topic. Some folks say ABSOLUTELY, some folks say NO WAY. In seeing this string, and in sitting back and looking at my overall lifestyle and health goals, I think I am going to weigh in and encourage folks, as individuals, to ask themselves a question.... what impact is my counting unsweetened, uncaffeinated tea as water having on my overall health and wellbeing?

For some, it appears that it makes a big difference to them. If that is the case, then know that you can't go wrong by counting water as water. For others, just the thought of counting only water as water (especially if you really don't like straight water) is having a negative impact on stress levels.

If you are in a place in your journey to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle that the impacts of drinking unsweetened and uncaffeinated tea is the biggest change you can make right now, then go for it.

As for myself, I have so many other changes that I need to make, I want to focus on the heavy-hitters first. I personally am only implementing 3 - 4 changes at a time until the changes are incorporated (takes a week or two). In regards to fluid consumption, I am currently changing from drinking 80% of pop and 20% of other fluids to 1 pop a day, and 8 glasses of water or iced tea (making sure at least a couple of those are water). That is a big enough shift for me right now.

I hope this helps folks. And thanks from Denver for such great info and such a lively discussion. Wish me luck on my conversion off of soda pop emoticon

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In one program that I was on, I was told that as long as the drink had no calories it could be counted as water. I have always been told that un-sweet tea had none, but I see on the food list here it is give 2 calories per cup. I am still unsure if I should count it as water intake or not. emoticon

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I just count water as water. All the other liquids are a bonus.

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Wrong - educate yourself with this article below and there's many more out there now with the same info...

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeinated-drinks/AN01661



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How much fluid do we need?

Anyone who has ever been on a diet will tell you that you are supposed to drink at least 8 cups of water a day. Everyone knows this, but finding the evidence to support it is another story. In 2004, the Food and Nutrition Board established recommendations on the intake of water. The recommendations were set based on the necessary amount needed to maintain health and reduce chronic disease risk:

The vast majority of healthy people adequately meet their daily hydration needs by letting thirst be their guide.



The report did not specify exact requirements for water but set general recommendations for women at approximately 2.7 L (91 oz) of total water (from all beverages and foods) each day and men at an average of approximately 3.7 L (125 oz daily) of total water.



The panel did not set an upper level for water.



About 80% of people's total water intake comes from drinking water and beverages (including caffeinated beverages), and the other 20% is derived from food.



Prolonged physical activity and heat exposure will increase water losses and therefore may raise daily fluid needs, although it is important to note that excessive amounts of fluid can be life threatening. Acute water toxicity has been reported due to rapid consumption of large quantities of fluids that greatly exceeded the kidney's maximal excretion rate of approximately 0.7 to 1.0 L/hour.


The report allows all fluids to be counted into your total intake, so people began eliminating water from their diets in favor of other liquids. However, the recommendations were not intended to reduce water consumption. Water should be your primary source of fluid. Our bodies are made up of over 60% water, not coffee, tea, juice, or soda. Caffeine is a treat that will have health consequences when consumed in excessive amounts and is not safe for everyone. Set limits on the treats that you allow yourself, and be sure to give your body what it needs in adequate amounts. Too much of anything is just too much for our bodies to handle.





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I would say yes to decaffeinated tea.



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I don't think so.

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I found this:"
We are often asked if tea and coffee contribute to the required daily water intake. If the coffee or tea is caffeine-free, then you can count it as part of your water intake. However, if the tea or coffee is caffeinated, you actually need to drink MORE water to compensate for the dehydrating effect of the caffeine. This means that you need to drink the required 75-100 ounces of water (or half of your body weight in ounces, whichever is greater) PLUS extra water to make up for the caffeine. If you drink 8 oz of a caffeinated beverage, you need to drink an additional 8 ounces of water to compensate."
At this rate
I already drink 1200cc of black tea a day, I will be you know where, if I add 1200cc of water.
Quess I better cut back or switch to decaf.






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My urologist used to say drink water - not juice, not coffee, not tea, nothing in your water just water. I got in the habit of drinking "just" water. He wanted to keep everything clean and toxin free.
That's probably where I got that thinking from

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I do but I sometimes wonder--it would probably help me to drink all the water as just water!



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I count tea if it is decaf and unsweetened.

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I don't count my tea as water. To me water has nothing in it.

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As long as it is decaf.



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Good because I've been doing it anyways!!!!!! emoticon

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As a tea drinker I was glad to read this! Wahoo!



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I'm drinking about 6 cups of tea a day (I brew a small pot of 2 1/2 cups and then put a tsp of honey in it and keep in in my water bottle). I have been doing this since mid December.

I read recently that the caffeine is only in the first brew of the loose tea leaves, and that you can continue to brew 3 more pots - and there is no caffeine in those ones.

So, that's what I've been doing, and it's been good. I have to shape up my diet a bit better, but the tea is good for you. Not sure if the honey is an OK idea - I don't want to use sugar or splenda though.

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Well I would like to think so.



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For water, I count: fruit/herbal teas (with no milk/sugar), fruit squash (no added sugar) and water itself.

Anything else is a no.

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Glad to hear that tea can be counted as water! I don't like water! Tea I can drink all day long. emoticon



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yeah I go along with the "as long as no caffeine" deal...count as water...



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I count my decaff unsweetened tea as water.



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As long as the tea is decaffeinated or herbal, I'd count it as water.



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I recall being told at Weight Watchers that up to half of your daily "water" intake could be from other beverages as long as they do not contain caffeine so it really depends upon what type of tea you are drinking. Many herb and some green teas for instance are decaffeinated.
Pure water is best for at least 3-4 glasses but yes, the rest can be coffee, tea, juice, or milk.

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I drink decaffeinated tea and have been counting it as water. When I was a member of another weight loss group (dynasty?) I was told that it was valid to count it that way. emoticon

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I use green tea and count it as water. Yes? No?

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If the tea is decaffeinated and I don't use sugar, I count as water

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yes i believe so



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I sure hope so - I drink 10-15 cups a day, No sugar.

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yes

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I heard through another weight loss program that as long as it was decaf it can count...but I dont know. I always just count only pure water as water

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I just count half, since it won't have the same hydrating effect as pure water. So I log 2 cups of tea as 1 glass of water. I think that more than accounts for the difference.

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Agree nothing takes the place of water

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Now that I've made my large 24 ounce mug of herbal tea (and counted it), I have to say that this link provided by DOESEATOATS to be rather interesting--along with many of the links it leads to--could have stayed there all night! Yes, I shall continue to add my herbal tea toward my 8--8 oz cups of water per day. I'm so glad I found this thread--have been wondering if it was okay to do so. In my mind, it is.

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On my diet as well it counts as water. I have cup of hot tea with honey at lunch, but most of the time drink unsweetened iced tea.

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Yes, on my diet.

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Sorry, No,nothing takes the place of water



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No, sorry.

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No I don't think so



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For my diet plan it counts as 8oz of water as long as it is decaffinated.

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I just left WW after 6 weeks and decided to come back to sparks. At WW, tea/coffee did count as water up to half anyway. I am sure water would be best all around though.

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..tea only counts as water 'if' it is herbal tea and has had no sweetener or milk added...as soon as you add anything beyond a slice of fresh fruit...like citrus...it changes the structure of the liquid and it no longer has cleansing properties...



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Yes as there is a lot of water in it



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On my tracking I don't count the first cup, but I do any that follow. (hopefully offsetting for the caffine dehydration difference) I never would count a drink that had sugar added as the kidneys need water to process out the sugar.

To read the BEST summary of the whole issue, sugar drinks, getting hydration from food, caffine and just how much water per your calorie intake, please read www.news-medical.net/news/20120530/Dehydra
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Bottom link with a caffine drink it is more dehydrating that water, but you are make forward progress -- however alcohol has a negative net effect and a glass of wine will make you output MORE water than you took in.

So if you count tea, you should drink more than the typical 8 glasses.....

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I guess I'll never get enough water then...I do count iced tea as water...I put nothing in it but tea. It does act as a diaretic; so have been told, really, not to count it. I just don't see it though...

I do not count coffee, mocha or beer as someone suggested as you can understand those would be chock full of other no nos. Really...

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Water is water not tea, or coffee or moonshine!

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I guess it is up to you. But personally I would only count water with nothing added as water. In my opinion even though tea does have water in it, tea does not count! Hope this helps emoticon

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Thanks for the link, DOESEATOATS! I'm glad to get an answer to that question once and for all.

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I imagine that anyone can count any which way they please: each digit, every other, by 5's, by 10's!

If anyone insists on counting tea as water, they might just as well count coffee as water, chocolate drinks, mocha, coffee, espreso, beer, wine and alcohol mixed drinks as water also . . . as most of them have water content as well . . . right?

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i've always been told no, water is just plain water.. no crystal light packets added, no tea etc



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Yes, of course . . . if one goes throught the time and trouble to filter out the tea and other additives . . . and leave good plain old water ! ! !

I'd not go through any of the hassle, unless there were no potable water available to me at all!



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Please read what the Mayo Clinic has to say on this issue:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeinated-drinks/AN01661

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when i did WW if it was decaf it counted as water



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I do like the change



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good to know!



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caffeine free does



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not for me.



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Last winter when I would drink 3 kettles of decaf green tea a day (for WARMTH!), I counted every 3rd 12oz mug as 1 in my water count

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if there's caffeine in it no,



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I guess someone will do a study now, or even a few someones and this question will continue to be a question with a gazillion different unsubstantiated opinions. I weighed in on the issue on my blog this morning, so I won't be repetitive.

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I say yes if its caffeine free since caffeine can dehydrate you.



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never thought about it

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