SHAPELYSHELLY, guess what? Coffee (with caffeine, yay) counts as water!!! According to the Sparkpeople dietitian, Becky Hand, you can have 32 ozs of coffee a day and count it as water! That, my friend, was music to my ears.
Also, sounds like your body's response to stress is to stop eating. I understand from book learnin' that eating less is the correct physiological reaction for mammals when confronted with stress. Maybe that's why some people have a weight problem in the first place: Their physiological response is off kilter, and so they eat more.
Oh well, just a thought on a Friday night. Spark On!
Replace "try to" with "will".
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