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Fitness Minutes: (11,545) Posts: 1,020 7/26/12 3:21 P
I must have my coffee every day, but I don't count it as water. I like to get all that hydration in anyway.
Joy :o) Toledo, OH
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Posts: 5,316 7/18/12 2:53 P
man, if I could count coffee......I'd be like at 100 glasses a day! LOL (no not really!!!)
current weight: 171.0
Posts: 2,252 12/21/11 5:34 A
Great question! I haven't and I agree with the others that it's a diuretic so probably better drinking 8 glasses of H2O all the same
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Posts: 472 8/29/11 4:02 P
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Pounds lost: 23.0
Posts: 12 7/27/11 1:54 P
I remember reading an article that basically said that if you are a regular coffee drinker the diuretic effect probably doesn't apply to you anymore and you can count it as water. I wish I could remember where I read it... probably in Self magazine. I drink about 3 cups a day too, and I don't count it as water, but I think you could...
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Fitness Minutes: (49,105) Posts: 9,418 11/17/10 5:22 A
Usually not. Coffee does not hydrate you, it is actually a diuretic . . . so it does not act the same way as consuming water.
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Posts: 51 11/14/10 7:45 A
I don't .... but then again I add a little cream and sugar to mine, so I count those calories.
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Posts: 4,594 11/9/10 11:03 A
Since being here since 2007 I have heard over and over you can count coffee. But to me it always seemed odd. To me its not a pure form of water and its a diuretic. Don't you go pee more once you drink coffee(that is the caffeine type). Caffeine makes you loose water in my opinion. But have heard you can count it. I am just waiting for the report that tells me the opposite, because it doesn't sound right to me.
current weight: 178.0
Posts: 5 11/9/10 11:02 A
Well, I may be a bad example, but I don't count my coffee or tea at all. I use Splenda and sugar free creamer, and it is my free item. I have lost 39 pounds so far! Sorry didn't answer your question, but I would count it as water. lol
Posts: 6 11/9/10 10:45 A
Does anyone know if I can count my coffee intake towards my water intake? I typically have about 3 cups of coffee a day.
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