It is true that tea and coffee are dieuretics, but it is a falacy that they cause water loss. I asked my Doc about just this subject when I was first doing the diet and he said that the amount of water in a cup of tea or coffee is far greater than any water loss caused by the drinking - so the net effect is a gain in water intake.
That said, I probably drink 2 or 3 cups a day, so my water intake from that pretty much makes no difference, so I never count it.
clare, if ur really having troubles with ur water intake how about getting the water flavouring and then using that to make jelly, using wither the mix a mousse or supercook gelatine.
a pint of jelly is much easier to get down than a pint of water.... and very tasty
please look at the below link for directions on how to make a chocolate trifle.
to make the jelly using mix a mousse just replace the supercook gelatine with 1 rounded scoop of MAM and blend really well.
only difference is that with MAM jelly u get a weird kinda fizzy froth on top. its quite nice but not if ur gonna throw a tetra on top to make a trifle. lol http://www.minimins.com/cambridge-diet-forum/46089-chocolate-trifle-pics.html