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Water - brief question

sarahtrustsarahtrust Posts: 77Member, Premium Member Posts: 77Member, Premium Member
what counts as water- does it include coffee and teas and soy drinks or Optifast liquid?

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  • concordanciaconcordancia Posts: 5,179Member Member Posts: 5,179Member Member
    It depends who you ask, but for hydration purposes, yes, it all counts.

    For anything with calories, make sure to track it!
  • HannahwalksfarHannahwalksfar Posts: 573Member Member Posts: 573Member Member
    Water is anything liquid when it comes to hydration but calories are in anything that isn’t just water so track them
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Posts: 7,228Member Member Posts: 7,228Member Member
    I don't track water, but if I did, I would count any non-alcoholic liquid. And track the calories.
  • aries68mcaries68mc Posts: 109Member Member Posts: 109Member Member
    I track only water as water and anything else is done separately in the diary to track the calories. I have coffee at breakfast so that goes under breakfast. Currently I don't drink anything else but maybe the occasional alcoholic drink, which is put in the diary under whatever meal I have it with.
  • xaosaixaosai Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    Technically, most fruits and veggies have lots of water in them so they are hydrating. When I track water, I only include resources that are "aqueous", which means they look and behave like water and are made almost entirely of water. That's water, diet soda, coffee, juice, beer, etc.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 28,965Member Member Posts: 28,965Member Member
    Yeah, I don't track water either, but at 140 pounds in body weight, I'm drinking over 100 ounces of just water every day, so I'm not too worried about it.

    24 ounces upon waking. 24 with breakfast, lunch, and dinner then the random other glasses of water and coffee and tea during the day.
  • sarahtrustsarahtrust Posts: 77Member, Premium Member Posts: 77Member, Premium Member
    complex to track water in vegetables and if tea of coffee contains milk -however I was tracking just water so will add in water in other drinks Thanks to all who responded
  • sijomialsijomial Posts: 15,605Member Member Posts: 15,605Member Member
    First question is do you need to track water at all OP?

    Unless you struggle to stay hydrated (from the entirity of your drinks and foods) then it's not at all necessary.
    Personally my thirst response works just fine.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,106Member Member Posts: 4,106Member Member
    Don't overthink it. I track water and beverages under "water". If I add sugar, honey or other calories I track them under my food intake. Juices and calorie laden drinks are all logged under foods, but I keep the liquids in them in mind when I log my water.
  • kcmcbeekcmcbee Posts: 62Member Member Posts: 62Member Member
    I wasn’t drinking 60+ ozs of water daily until I started tracking and making sure I do now most days. I don’t count flavored carbonated water or coffee as my water intake since it also dehydrates. Counting Teas and water only. Helps me to make sure to get the water in. And if I exceed my sodium target of 1500mg I especially try to get more in. Good question OP!
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 3,188Member Member Posts: 3,188Member Member
    sarahtrust wrote: »
    complex to track water in vegetables and if tea of coffee contains milk -however I was tracking just water so will add in water in other drinks Thanks to all who responded

    You'll find a lot of us track hydration from urine color because it can come from so many sources. I just make sure it's a pale yellow and that means I'm hydrated.
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