Yes. I actually did a presentation at work on this stuff.
You can actually get your water intake several ways.
Yes, water, but 100% juice (but then you have the calorie issue), and fruits and veggies.
Besides the obvious of 'watermelon', there are a lot of fruits and veggies that are more then 70% water. Grapes, strawberries, peaches, apples, bananas, etc all have water and can help with your water intake. I don't know how to translate that into "cups" but it does help.
A lot of people say that flavoring their water helps them to drink more. Its easier somehow when your water tastes like fruit punch. You almost feel like your cheating, but you're only getting 5 calories.
I worry about the artificial sweeteners so Countrytime makes a lemonade without it, even though it's got a few more calories, i think it's better than not drinking enough water.
I do think it does count but you have to keep in mind that putting something in the water can add to your daily calorie intake.
I'm not a fan of drinking water so I make deals with myself, mostly at work. I can't get up to use the ladies room/go get lunch/text my bf until I've finished this bottle of water. If you make a game out of it it becomes more about victory than drinking water. That's how it is for me anyway. HTH
I've read a lot of different views on exactly that, but I think the latest consensus is that most beverages count towards your 8 cups a day. I've even seen a few reputable people say that coffee and soft drinks can count, sometimes. =)
Okay, so I'll admit I'm not a big fan of drinking water. I try very hard to drink it. Now my question is, if I use the crystal light packages in the water, is it still considered water or have I changed it to something else, and then can no longer count it as drinking water?
Any thoughts and ideas on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank You
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