South Beach Diet - water intake??




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Eureka
06-03-2011, 08:28 AM
I was a diet soda junkie and could drink up to 2 liters a day, but I have cut down to just one or two glasses a day. I have replaced with water, but I getting burned out on drinking straight water and I really don't like the stir in flavoring. Can decaffeinated iced tea replace some the water needed during the day?


CyndiM
06-03-2011, 08:32 AM
According to the Nutrition Diva (http://nutritiondiva.quickanddirtytips.com/how-much-water-should-I-drink.aspx) (my go to source for lots of things), yes

Mmckellen
06-03-2011, 09:18 AM
Yes, or you could try making some herb tea to flavor it. I use a bag of lemon zinger and a ginger tea bag, make a cup of tea, and then divide it into two 32 oz. glass jars and fill with filtered water. It's very refreshing and more interesting than plain water.


Xan
06-03-2011, 01:01 PM
Hi Eureka! I used to be a Coke drinker, 2 to 4 cans a day. It was the first bad habit I managed to break, and the hardest. I sympathize.

I drink decaf iced tea as well, and find it much nicer than water.

WaistingTime
06-03-2011, 01:45 PM
I drink decaf tea (hot and cold) and crystal lite.

FurnaceOfAchievement
06-05-2011, 06:00 PM
For phase 1, try adding sliced cucumber, lemon, lime, sprigs of mint to iced water. Phase 2 you can get real creative and add cut up strawberries, crushed blueberries, squeezes of orange, etc. I do what WaistingTime does - hot and cold decaf tea (of all flavors), and crystal light. I count all of it as water.

Eureka
06-05-2011, 06:51 PM
Everyone, thanks for the input.

I am not really an adventurous person but I am willing to give some of your ideas a chance. I will let you know how it turns out.