Quick question re water

Discussion in 'Orlistat (Xenical)' started by alongwaytogo, 15 February 2012.

  1. alongwaytogo

    alongwaytogo Well-Known Member

    Can you count tea and coffee as part of your water consumption?
  2. x_Jen_x

    x_Jen_x Well-Known Member

    I do, but I don't think you should. My view is that fluid is fluid but I have heard that the caffeine in coffee makes you more dehydrated
  3. Lexie2005

    Lexie2005 5:2 lover

    Tea & coffee can make you retain water so no, I don't drink them anyway (4 sugars really isn't diet friendly so unless I'm out & trying to be grown up I stick to water or diet coke). I always add sugar free squash to my water & I don't count the calories cos I figure the benefits of the water outweigh the few calories for the squash x
  4. alongwaytogo

    alongwaytogo Well-Known Member

    Thanks ladies. I do drink a lot of tea/coffee, no sugar and count the semi slimmed milk. Do need to up my water and cut back on the beverages I think.
  5. KittyBling

    KittyBling Well-Known Member

    I count decaf but not ordinary coffee. The one cup a day I have isn't really going to make that much difference I suppose! I have started drinking a little of warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning and am trying to have the same before each meal, it's quite nice to drink and then at least I know I'm keeping hydrated.

    KB x
  6. Lexie2005

    Lexie2005 5:2 lover

    I find it easier to drink my water from a bottle, I drink 2 litres a day which I do in 3 bottles but I can't imagine having 8 glasses x
  7. alongwaytogo

    alongwaytogo Well-Known Member

    Might do that too Lexie, am having my water in pint glasses and it just seems never ending. I do actually like water, but it just seems so much.
  8. hobnobsmummy

    hobnobsmummy Well-Known Member

    I dont count tea or coffee, but then I only drink Decaf Green Tea or Decaf Coffee, So I probably could. I think if it has caffeine in it it becomes a diuretic Caffeine Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - Is caffeine a diuretic? on MedicineNet

    I took Lexies advice a few weeks ago on the drinking from a bottle instead of a pint glass and it has worked (when I remember to top up the bottle....)
  9. Lexie2005

    Lexie2005 5:2 lover

    Aah I'm glad it worked, if I don't have a bottle I'm lucky to drink 1/2 a litre a day!
  10. poppy100

    poppy100 Well-Known Member

    i dont drink enough water myself but i have always counted diet coke and coffee, perhaps i shouldn't have
  11. Lexie2005

    Lexie2005 5:2 lover

    Try getting the sports bottle cos both diet coke & coffee are a diuretic xx
  12. butter_on_toast

    butter_on_toast Well-Known Member

    I was always advised water has to br pure ie straight up not mixed wi coffre or tea
  13. poppy100

    poppy100 Well-Known Member

    i know i am always wanting the loo!!! i wouldn't mind i quite like water as long as it has been in the fridge and we do have one at work. will try the sports bottle idea thanks
  14. Lexie2005

    Lexie2005 5:2 lover

    Before I started the new food plan (I refuse to call it a diet!) I used to drink so little, maybe 1/2 litre of pop a day so when I first started with the water I constantly needed a wee but not anymore, took about 2 weeks mind x
  15. TobiiRheaStarr

    TobiiRheaStarr Away with the faeries....

    I drink so much a day. I'd say between 6-8 litres of water/sf squash. I have 4 pint glasses of squash at a time by the laptop in bed and I drink a gd 4-6 litres at work on a night shift. I have to keep a litre bottle of water and bottle of squash on my desk at work. I keep the bottle of squash next to my bed too so I can just run to bathroom to fill it up. x

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