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Old 10-14-2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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Question What do you drink besides water???

For the most part I only drink water but lately ive been craving something with taste. What are you drinking? Im a calorie counter if that helps so would prefer low cal drinks or ideas thanks!!
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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Nada. Oh, wait...I drink soy milk, but I consider it a food. LOL! When I'm HUNGRY I sometimes grab a little soy milk. But for thirst, water only.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:53 AM   #3
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try mint water. just put a mint tea bag (not candycane mint) into cold water. no need to brew. no need to add sugar.

refreshing! great when it's hot outside, or you are hot and sweaty from working out.

in the winter when you want a warm drink. try hot green tea w/lemon. mine doesn't need sugar/honey. that prob. has no cals at all great when you are sick, or need to wake up!

i also drim skim milk.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:56 AM   #4
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Tea! All sorts of flavours, but blueberry, red zinger and lemon zinger are my favourites. Also water with a squeeze of lemon or lime.

Katy's mint water sounds good.

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #5
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I generally prefer fizzy water / seltzer / club soda. At work I drink a lot of flavored fizzy water, but only because the dispenser at work doesn't have unflavored fizzy water.

At home I have one of these: http://www.sodastreamusa.com/ so I can drink plain fizzy water to my heart's content.

Occasionally I will drink tea. In the summer I sometimes make iced barley tea - I get that at the Asian grocery store. In the winter I tend to favor Good Earth tea, which is a very nice soothing spice tea. I also make my own chai in the winter, but that uses a dash of milk and sugar so it's not zero-calorie.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:32 AM   #6
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I use Crystal Light a lot and have recently noted that Ocean Spray has a similar product in the Cran-Grape flavor. Both this and the Crystal Light is 5 calories per serving.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:44 AM   #7
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I hate water!! I drive all day, it's not hard for me to find time to drink, but I can't do it with water. I make crystal light and add extra water (it's usually too strong for me). I try and drink 4 cups of straight water a day, but I have to guzzle it or I won't finish it.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:46 AM   #8
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I have been sipping a lot of tea. I like black tea. Twinnings has been my fav. lately - any of their flavors. Celestial Seasonings has some GREAT flavors this time of year.

I like seltzer + juice. I do 12 oz. flavored seltzer with 4 oz. (or less) of 100% juice. (this is about a 40 cal. drink - sometimes 60 depending on the juice) Or sometimes I get frozen juice concentrate and add a tablespoon.

And sometimes I use the on-the-go packets. I am trying to cut out processed stuff, so I do about half a packet to 16 oz of water. Just enough to give it a wee bit of flavor.

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:49 AM   #9
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I drink tea like crazy - probably anywhere from 6-10 mugfuls, depending on the day. But I'm a writer, and sit at my desk for most of the day - and we have a hot water tap at work, so it's as easy as filling my mug anytime I want.

I really like green tea with something else - green tea with blueberry, green tea with raspberry, green tea with lemon...there are so many flavors and they're completely calorie free.

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:28 AM   #10
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I don't drink plain water at all, but I go through at least 12 cups of tea during the day (some herbal, some caffeinated, sweetened with Stevia).

The one vice I have not gotten rid of in my new healthy way of eating is diet sodas, so in the evening I have clear carbonated sugar free soda waters. The ones I get are from my local grocery store, Safeway, and I hear from a friend that Target also carries them. I drink 4-6 of these a night. No, it isn't great for me. Yes, it is delicious it keeps me hydrated, and stops me of snacking at night and craving sweets like I used to.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:32 AM   #11
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I drink 5 16oz bottles of water a day and 1 of those 16oz bottles I add the pack of crystal lite rasberry ice thats meant for bottles of water it really helps my sweet tooth.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:03 PM   #12
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I prefer the flavored water from Wal-Mart or Target rather than plain water. There's a decent selection of flavors (I prefer black cherry, my wife prefers kiwi) and they are slightly carbonated. 0 calories and flavorful, I usually have 2 or 3 liters of it a day.

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Old 10-14-2010, 12:10 PM   #13
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I drink mostly water, but when I want some extra taste I drink Minute Maid Light Lemonade. It has only 15 calories and I think it is delicious.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:14 PM   #14
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I second the mint water suggestion. Also, try adding any of the following to regular water:
- cucumber slices
- oranges or lemon slices
- strawberries
- basil leaves

Also, I'm a fruit tea fan - no caffeine, no sugar.
Not really zero calorie but super refreshing: Sparkling water with a splash of apple juice for flavor - it's SO German but I'm on a mission to introduce Americans to it

Finally, occasionally I'm craving a diet coke so I'll allow myself that. I know it's not the perfect diet drink (I'm guessing b/c of the artificial sweeteners?) but it's got zero calories, so every now and then I think it's okay.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:19 PM   #15
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I am a HUGE fan of fruit/herbal teas! Red zinger is awesome. A giant mug with 2 different flavors of tea..such as red zinger and lemon zinger...mmmm. think I'll make a cup now. Teehee

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