Originally Posted by jpsmaggie
THANKS--my coach says nothing other than straight water, maybe with some lemon. 1 8-12 oz/day with some other flavor helps!!
Just goes to show you how very different coaches are and how broadly IP is "interpreted" by them. Some coaches are like yours - only plain water. Others allow 8-24 oz w/flavoring. Still others also allow one of the 0/0/0 carbinated beverages a day. Hey, a couple have even allowed 1 Diet Coke per day, which has Aspartame and is a definite IP no-no!!!
Ultimately, one has to see what works for them. Try a little in some water and make sure your losses continue. Also note some people find having the flavoring can trigger sweet cravings so be aware of that. I personally water mine down so it really isn't sweet but just lightly flavored and have not had cravings.
I also drink decaf so I do not have to offset it with additional water. That provides a tasty treat for me as well.