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Why doesnt tea count towards water intake?

S: 15st8lb C: 14st4lb G: 10st10lb Loss: 1st4lb(8.26%)
I think my CDC said it cos if we were to say it did count you would drink more of it, less water and to much caffine isnt good. Also I think clear liquids are much better for you.

I am proberly worng so feel free to correct me


maintaining since June'09
S: 15st9.5lb C: 10st13.6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 4st9.9lb(30.02%)
My understanding is that as caffeine is a diuretic - every caffeinated drink you have means you actually need MORE water to counteract that effect.

However if you've been told you can't count decaf drinks - I don't know - sorry. x
S: 17st6lb C: 12st8lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 25.3 Loss: 4st12lb(27.87%)
I thought it was because tea makes you pee so actually had a negitive effect on your intake.


Gone fishing
I really don't know why tea doesn't count, but officially it doesn't :(

Tea isn't a diuretic, and caffeine isn't as bad for you as many people think (in fact caffeinated coffee has loads of health benefits. But, for the time being...thems the rules :(


Full Member
S: 15st10lb C: 15st3lb Loss: 0st7lb(3.18%)
Thanks KD. Will make sure i drink at least 2.5l of water aswell as my tea :) Thanks everyone else :)


Post-Menopausal Maniac!
S: 13st1lb C: 13st1lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I can't be doing with black tea, it tastes weird to me (although I bought some jasmine the other day which was quite nice). For my liquid intake, I rely on mild black coffee (caff or decaff depending on time of day) which I glug in vast quantities. I very rarely drink any cold water as I don't like it.

My CDC knows I do this, and basically said 'well, if it suits you.....' (which it does! I couldn't do any diet which involves having to drink loads of cold water, it would just make me sick - 'orrible! :jelous:).