LA Weight Loss - flavor packets

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02-01-2008, 12:33 PM
I have been using the la peach tea flavor packets. Can you use other packets besides la's. Example: sugar free Kool aid packets.

02-01-2008, 12:37 PM
Not sure what the koolaid packets have in them so I'm not sure. Splenda just came out with some flavor packets for water (takes two for a 20 oz bottle). I didn't buy them because they were pretty expensive. I've never used LAs so not sure how they compare.

bradleys mom
02-01-2008, 12:45 PM
I just try to compare the Nutrition label of LA's products with the similar products in the grocery store. If it is pretty close then I buy the cheaper version!

Repo girl
02-01-2008, 01:00 PM
You should be able to use the crystal lite packets.

02-01-2008, 02:43 PM
yep... I use Crystal Lite On The Go Packets. I asked at my COD and they said they were fine! and they're so good. So much better than water by itself! MMMMMmmmm... I'm going to have some NOW!

02-01-2008, 03:30 PM

My center and the one my parents both used told them if you add anything to the water, then you cannot count it toward you 64oz water consumption.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?? Because if you can count it, it opens up a whole avenue of what you can count in water consumption.

Repo girl
02-01-2008, 04:10 PM
I think is so ridiculous. I have heard some centers say that too. Really, I would not count coffee, pop, or juice toward water consumption. But water with a crystal lite packet counts in my book!

02-01-2008, 04:16 PM
I understand the sentiment, and it is not that I don't agree with you (I actually do), but what is your reasoning behind this thinking?

For example, my husband swears up and down that he should be able to count unsweetened Ice Tea, since it is mostly just "flavored water", what does it matter what it is flavored with is his philosophy.

Just trying to get people's reasons for either counting it or not counting it.

02-01-2008, 04:32 PM
Kelly - I think the difference is the caffeine.

Repo girl
02-01-2008, 04:57 PM
To me, the caffeine is the difference. On pop, it is so dehydrating that it cannot count as water.

02-01-2008, 06:47 PM
Ahhh.. But you see, there's a secret chemical in the flavor packets that turns the water into a substance that instead of flushing your system, coats your stomach so that it retains the water..

Bwhahahahahahahahha! It's a conspiracy I tell you...

Ok.. It's obvious that I've had too much caffine today...

I honestly think it's more of a mental thing, as in a way to make sure you get all your water in... I would go and ask my doctor or a certified nutricionist to get a professional answer.. In fact, a friend of mine is a nutricionist, so I will ask her...

Repo girl
02-01-2008, 07:00 PM
Hahaha, you must be feeling relieved Dan!

02-01-2008, 07:15 PM
I use flavor packets called Water Sensations - I use about half in a 16 oz water bottle. It's the only way I can get all my water in. I just can't take plain water. My personal favorite is the grape. They are about $3.50 for 20 packets. There's no sugar, salt - just flavor.

Also, add lemon juice for flavor too.

02-01-2008, 07:48 PM
I use Crystal Lite or The Nestea (with splenda) ones from time to time and it hasn't made a noticable difference in my weight loss. I do try not to have more than one a day but only because they all have sweetner in them which gives me migraines if I'm not careful. So I still usually get most of my water in anyways.

02-01-2008, 08:23 PM
Caffeine is not nearly as dehydrating as diet myths would suggest. My mother was hospitalized with water poisoning (drinking only about a gallon of liquids per day) because she wasn't counting her coffee as water. The kidney specialist that was called in told her that caffeinated beveraged definitely do "count" and pointed out that many people drink only coffee and if the dehydration myth were true they would die within a few days (they don't). At worst 8 ounces of strong coffee (if you're not a coffee drinkier) might be equal to say 6 - 7 ounces of water, but if you drink caffeinated beverages regularly, very little if any water is lost at all, and you should count them as water.

Most people don't have to worry about drinking "too much" water especially if they don't down quarts in the course of a few minutes. However, if you're on any blood pressure medications or other medications that can affect your electrolyle levels or kidneys, have any kidney issues, or are on a very low sodium diet, you may be at risk for water poisoning, and should ask your doctor how much is too much.

Repo girl
02-01-2008, 08:33 PM
Wow, thanks for that Colleen.

02-02-2008, 12:06 PM
I think it depends on the person. Recently, my 26 year old stepson passed out and was taken to the ER. He only drank coffee and pepsi. This doctor told him that caffeine deydrates the body and he needed to add non caffienated beverages to his diet.

02-03-2008, 12:19 AM
I use whatever is cheapest. Here in Canada, generic brand "crystal lite" can be had for 6 single servings for a dollar at Zehrs.

02-03-2008, 03:17 PM
I use whatever is cheapest. Here in Canada, generic brand "crystal lite" can be had for 6 single servings for a dollar at Zehrs.

that's a great deal, the cheapest i have found them to be $2 at NO frills.

02-03-2008, 08:30 PM
The other thing to remember with all of your water intake is to use your Morton's lite salt. You need the sodium/potassium balance so your electrolytes stay in balance!

02-04-2008, 11:19 AM
I found this article. It is called The Link Between Water and Weight Loss.

I think we all agree on this site that since other drinks have water in them you are getting water by drinking them. I think though that the problem is the other things in them and the problems they cause.

I don't like tea, coffee, diet sodas, etc. I love regular Coke, but that is no longer on my diet and I truely believe I am addicted to them, so they are forever out of my life. I only drink water. I was thinking about the flavor packets, but ... I may try them sometime and see.