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6/14/12 7:40 P

I only drink 3 Crystal Light drinks anyway.... so I don't think I will count them. Most of the time they are diluted half water with half the regular mix as well so about 2.5 calories per drink.

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6/14/12 4:46 P

Generally speaking, I only count actual water, but some people count all fluids. I think a nice compromise would be to count only zero-calorie beverages.

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6/14/12 4:19 P

Thank you. I don't drink soda anymore, and have given up sweet tea ( a huge deal since I am from the South *LOL*) and unsweet tea with artificial sweetener just does not taste good to me.... I can bare the Crystal light in small does so that is why I choose meal time. I just was unsure if I should or could add them to my water count. Thank you again.

Edited by: BMW9295 at: 6/14/2012 (19:38)
DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,623
6/14/12 4:08 P

It is your choice, but do realize that these artificially sweetened drinks are hydrating your body as does water.
Dietitian Becky

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6/14/12 4:00 P

I drink virtually nothing but water.I get my daily intake and then some, most days a lot more due to the heat. However, with my meals Crystal Light tea, lemonade, grape or other flavors. Can I or should I count those with my water intake? I never have, but I was uncertain if I should or could?



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