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Started Friday and confused about fluid intake

Hi All,

I started Atkins last Friday (25th), I have managed to give up milk and drink black decaffinated tea. I have rather a large cup that hold approx 1pint of tea, I drink 5 of these a day do I have to drink my 4pints of water aswell?

I will start a diary (in the diary section)and post daily/day after please look tomorrow and tell me if all is OK. Thanks

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Gold Member
S: 16st2lb C: 14st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 2st0lb(12.39%)
there are mixed thoughts on this, some say you need to drink the water as well, some say the tea etc counts towards daily total.

anyhoo....welcome to atkins, and the forum, and wishing you success!


Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st11lb C: 21st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 52.6 Loss: 3st8lb(14.41%)
Welcome Mad

Caffeine stalls some people so the Atkins experts suggest you give tea/coffee a miss for two weeks and let it flush out of your system.


Never give up
S: 18st12lb C: 17st11lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 1st1lb(5.68%)
If it's decaf tea I'd count that into my fluid intake, no reason not to. :D


Big Boy
S: 25st0lb C: 13st1lb G: 13st1lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 11st13lb(47.71%)
I'd just aim for 8 pints of fluid a day Max,
Welcome mate

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