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Drinking Vitamin water while on Nutrisystem?

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I was just wondering if Vitamin Water is the same as drinking water?..

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Your question was: Drinking Vitamin water while on Nutrisystem?.

Depends on whether it has calories or caffeine. No calories or caffeine and it can be counted as water. Watch sodium content in anything besides pure water, tho..

These are various questions answered in the e-classes by Mary Gregg, the NutriSystem head dietitian, regarding beverage consumption. I collected these by reviewing many e-class archives:.

Question: Can we drink Crystal Light and count as water?.

MARY: Yes, but I would try to get some pure water in addition..

Question: I drink the 8 glasses, but some times add in a flavored water like dasani lemon, can I count that?.

Mary: Yes, you can count the Dasani as part of your water..

Question: Why is it that diet soda is not as good as water for your body? They both have no calories, fat, etc.?.

Mary: Diet sodas contain phosphoric acid which can remove calcium from your bones..

Question: How does tea and coffee work into the 8 glasses of water we're supposed to drink?.

Mary: If they are decaf, they can be used as part of the water...but try to get most of your fluid requirement as pure water..

Question: Does tea and diet sodas count as water???.

Mary: Diet soda is not the healthiest choice...I suggest that you limit diet soda to about 1 a day (that is my personal recommendation, not the program's guideline). Caffeine-free tea could be counted for part of your water..

Question: Is diet snapple ok?.

Mary: Diet Snapple (if it is sodium free and caffeine free) could be counted as part of your water..

Question: What about green tea?.

Mary: Green tea is very healthful and has been linked to better fat loss and there are health benefits to both green and black tea.

Question: Can you drink tea with caffeine?.

Mary: Yes, we do not restrict beverages with caffeine...but we do not count them as part of the water recommendation..

Question: Can a can of diet coke or glass of crystal lite be substituted for a glass of water?.

Mary: We recommend that water substitutes be sodium-free and caffeine-free. Diet-Rite is one soda that is caffeine free and sodium free.

Many of the members do use Crystal Light. You may want to dilute it...

Comment #1

I don't know which vitamin water the OP refers to. REGULAR vitamin water isn't allowed since it has 50 calories per serving. however, you can drink the 10 calorie vitamin water as it is one of the 'limited free' foods. I, personally, don't endorse crystal light since it contains aspartame and I prefer the artificial sweetener, stevia. Vitamin water 10 calorie uses stevia as does Lifewater. I drink them both. I prefer lifewater, though...

Comment #2

They now have one called vitamin zero.

0 calories.

0 sodium.

Less than 1 gram of sugar.

The lemonade one is great!!..

Comment #3

I like both the Lifewater one and the Vitamin Zero. It makes a tasty change, but still try to get most of your fluids in via regular water..

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