South Beach Diet - crystal light

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08-09-2003, 10:41 PM
hi everyone ive only posted a couple of times iam wondering if anyone else is drinking crystal light drink mixes... i have always used them the lemonaide and the peach tea even before this diet all the time thinking i have thouroughly investigated the ingredients... now i take another look and maltodrin is way up there on list... that is 150 on gi anyone else using them and do you think we should stop... i have not drank any this week as that seems awfuly bad but i have heard many say they are using crystal light... well i probably know the sad answer just wondering anyone else drinking this thinking its okay... 150 gi may be holding the weight loss at a stand still... hummm

08-09-2003, 10:59 PM
My husband drinks it a lot, Julbee. I'd rather have water, but he HAS lost about 22 pounds. :)

08-09-2003, 11:11 PM
thats good to know maybe ill drink a little!!!

08-10-2003, 06:44 AM
Did not know this, but I have been drinking it and am still losing.

Lady Marcie :flame:

08-10-2003, 08:59 AM
I also have been drinking it but I add just enough tovery lightly flavor the water.

I also like to drink "Fruit 2~O" bottled water which has flavored essense and uses Splenda as the sweetener.

And I also add lemon juice and a few drops of Stevia (which is a natural herbal sweetener) to my water for a refreshing lemonade. I'm sure you could use Splenda instead.
Get creative as long as you drink that water ;)

08-10-2003, 12:05 PM
I have been making sun tea using 5 or 6 different herb teas. I like mixing the different citruses and mint. plus no caffeine. I have only been able to drink about 64 ounces of fluid a day without running to the bathroom every 5 minutes. Good luck.........Julie

08-10-2003, 03:58 PM
thanks everyone!!!

08-10-2003, 05:49 PM
I use unsweetened Kool-Aid lemonade and sweeten it with Splenda. :dizzy:

Diane Z
08-10-2003, 11:24 PM
Julbee, how do you know that Crystal Light is 150 on the GI scale? Is there a book or information available on the GI othe than what is in the SBD book?

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