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Old 05-07-2013, 06:48 AM
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Seltzer! I'm not a water drinker and I have to really try every day to get enough liquids. La Croix is amazing- bubbly and flavored with no calories or sweeteners.
carbonation leeches calcium from your bones and teeth :/
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:03 AM
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Join the club. My other half is always telling me off for not drinking enough. I do try... Some days I barely drink anything at all. When I do drink I need to wee ALL THE TIME. Which actuallyputs me off as I'm in my car a lot travelling to and from work and for work.

I find if I make up a bottle of cordial in the morning, I will drink it during the day. You people do have cordial don't you.... Lol?

I'm a fussy drinker. Only like weak drinks, not too sweet, hate hot drinks, not a fan of fizzy (lemonade with vodka only. Or diet coke that is so bad for you!). And I only really like a few cordials (specifically Robinsons summer fruits lol).

Make a bottle up in the morning, carry it with you. I usually forget though if I'm honest.

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:09 AM
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carbonation leeches calcium from your bones and teeth :/
That has been tested and disproved. If anything, that is for caffeinated carbonated drinks, but even then it's just that they didn't have enough to disprove it, not that they had enough to prove it from what I understand.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:23 AM
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I'm exactly the same way! I'm just not really a thirsty person.

I add lemon slices to my water or recently I've started putting a berry tea bag in my water bottle and refrigerating it over night and in the morning I have a delicious cold tea!
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:27 AM
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That has been tested and disproved. If anything, that is for caffeinated carbonated drinks, but even then it's just that they didn't have enough to disprove it, not that they had enough to prove it from what I understand.
I don't know that it's been disproven, inconclusive as far as I'm aware, but not disproven. I know in theory, it seems to be based on good scientific principles, but in life there are so many variables to consider it's hard to conduct a conclusive test.

There have been general ones, mostly involving soft drinks, that have shown those drinking the most have lower bone densities than those drinking less.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:58 AM
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I don't know that it's been disproven, inconclusive as far as I'm aware, but not disproven. I know in theory, it seems to be based on good scientific principles, but in life there are so many variables to consider it's hard to conduct a conclusive test.

There have been general ones, mostly involving soft drinks, that have shown those drinking the most have lower bone densities than those drinking less.
Most soft drinks are also full of phosphoric acid, though. I would buy that has more to do with it than the carbonation itself.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:00 AM
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How do you eat? Lol I can't swallow food without a drink. It all gets stuck in my chest and I get the hiccups. Hate that.

My suggestion: make yourself. I was a water hater too. I joined this weightloss program that required at least 80 oz a day and now I drink about 96-112 oz a day just out of habit. I know that's way more than necessary but I doubt it's going to hurt. Try it just slightly cool, not super cold. I can't drink a lot of really cold water. That's how I used to like it but now I get brain freeze or it makes me freeze all day cause I drink so much and it would keep my body temp down.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:22 AM
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All we drink around here is reverse osmosis filtered water with lemons.

Buy a bag of organic lemons, cut them into fourths, and put them in a plastic baggy in the fridge. Get a cup of water, squeeze and dump a lemon fourth into it and it makes it SO much better. I can't usually drink much water plain, but I'll drink up to 10 cups of water a day with lemon. The peeing thing goes away, but...!

The downside (for me) is that if I STOP drinking water for a day or two because I'm busy, out and active, I get so dehydrated that I get bladder infections.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:40 AM
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The peeing every 5 mins thing actually goes away?! Seriously, I didn't realize that and that's been one of the reasons I haven't ever been a big drinker.

It used to be I only got limited breaks in high school so I couldn't drink, and that carried over to college. Now that I drive all over the place for work it's just a pain to have bathroom options. If it goes away, tho... LOL

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Old 05-07-2013, 08:52 AM
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I can't imagine not liking water. I love it, especially ice cold from my water cooler!

The fitness program I'm doing suggests that you drink as many ounces as half your body weight (measured in pounds). So for example 160lbs = 80oz a day. That's a baseline, your body and brain doesn't function optimally if you're dehydrated. I tend to drink 100-150oz of water a day which is right on or above my recommended baseline.

I always have a bottle of water on me. Just plain as that's how I like it. You can try things like lemon water or something else I really enjoy is iced green tea, not very strong, with some lemon juice.

Oh and I don't pee that often. Every few hours or so.
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