I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably know..
Posted by PamSB;.
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...
Thanks. I found the beverages in Tips and printed it out. Also thanks for the information by Mary. Really helps me...
You're off to a good start, making sure you have your mind focused before the box even arrives. Those days waiting for the first shipment are a great time to take stock of what you have in your home, what can be used for certain times in your meal plans, and (if needed) what needs to go...
That's my next question and also how do you get the pictures in your posts?..
The e-classes are a 1/2 hour Question and Answer session with the NutriSystem Dietitian that are held every Monday in the CHAT ROOM at 3PM Eastern/Noon Pacific time. You can find transcripts of previous e-classes under the DIETITIAN'S FORUM here on the Discussion Boards..
To insert a photo into your post, store your photo or graphic on a service such as.
And copy the IMG code to paste here on the boards...
Thanks Pam. That helps me out for sure. Can't wait for my order to come next week, it will be just in time for Lent...