Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably can answer it..
The counselor told me to drink.
Water to off-set any caffeine drinks...
This would be a great question for the Dietitian Forum or the Food Talk..
I tend to stay away from energy drinks since so many of them have huge amounts of caffeine which my body is no longer used to. I can do without the shakes and the racing heart...
Caffein is fine - the counselors are full of it..
Coffee is zero cals and it helps one poo. drink that and lots of it...
RockStar Zero Carb.
RockStar No Carb.
Serving size 8 oz.
Total Carbs 0.
B3 20 mg.
Sodium 110 mg.
Taurine 1000 mg.
Caffeine 120 mg.
Green tea extractives 100 mg.
L-Carnitine 25 mg.
Yerba Mate Leaf Extract 25 mg..
Water is irrelevant to weight loss. You don't need to get the 8 cups in and you don't need to worry about what counts for the 8 cups..
Bear in mind that this is the guy that decided to eat 5 servings of carrots in place of a carb serving.....
Apparently unscientific polls bear more weight than unsubstantiated research to the rabbit..
Leaving the locker room now...
I "feel" better when I'm drinking water, but I know thats because in pre-NS days I was walking around most of the time dehydrated..
For me, beyond just rehydrating my body, the quantity of water I'm drinking is for filling my belly and driving away hunger. I do also think the 64oz quantity is just a rule of thumb. I drink way more than that now, and just prefer how I feel when I'm drinking lots of water...