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flavoured drinks...got any suggestions? bored of plain water!

Hi everyone!

I'm at day 3 of my weight loss program and I'm doing well and feeling positive. A major challenge for me though, is finding things to drink that are NOT carbonated (I'm a diet coke junkie but haven't touched it in days), NOT coffee (I have never touched the stuff) and NOT tea (don't like it). This does not leave me with a lot of choice except for powdered drinks which I don't have access to (I live in Europe and I can't find Crystal Light, Sugar-Free Cool Aid etc. here).

Any other suggestions? I'm feeling desperate to find something. I've tried making lemonade with lemon juice and splenda which works fine. I know all of you are creative in this site though (especially those who have been on a program for a long time) so I'm up for any and all suggestions. Any kind of drink is welcome.

Thanks!


Fri. Jun 1, 12:12pm

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brew up some green tea, cool it and maybe add a bit of lemon.

Sometimes adding a bit of fruit juice will add a hint of flavor to water as well.

Friday, June 01, 2007, 12:26 PM

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This isn't non-carbonated, but, buy sparkling water and add just a splash of fruit juice to it. Yummy! Or, add actual fruit (blueberries work well b/c they're small enough to squish through the top, and if you squish them a little, the flavor comes out.)

I like adding a few slices of cucumber to my water (not sparkling, just regular) for a little something extra. I like it way better than lemon.

Friday, June 01, 2007, 12:28 PM

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crystal light energy in wild strawberry...its yummy

Friday, June 01, 2007, 9:44 PM

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FLAVORED DRINKS

HELLO , HAVE YOU TRIED FRUIT 2'O, IT IS WATER WITH ALL SORTS OF FLAVORS. OR PROPEL BY GATORADE, SAME IDEA.

I TOO , AM A 2 LITER A BOTTLE A DAY GIRL. But these two drinks have let me loose 4 lbs so far.


Friday, June 01, 2007, 10:34 PM

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Second the fruit juice flavored water. Lemon, lime, pomegranate, black current, cherry or any other intensely flavored juice would be great. Grate and squeeze some ginger into water. Fresh mint or other herbs. Hibiscus tea. All the various herb teas. I like green tea too and always have several chilled pitchers in the fridge. Flavoring the green tea w mint is refreshing in really hot weather.

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 5:02 AM

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What great suggestions here! I am getting out my pitcher and brewing some mint tea again for a summer drink. Love the idea of home-made ginger brew!! How do you make it?
I really like the idea of home made drinks too because it decreases all the plastic, cans etc that are going into the environment...and you save a lot of $$$....and I AM SURE it is a whole lot healthier.

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 7:26 AM

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Re: "Ginger Brew"

I don't actually do more than grate some fresh ginger and squeeze the grated stuff to get the juice and then put some in water, or mix with juice flavored water. My fav is some pomegranate juice and ginger juice with lots of water.

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 7:52 AM

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OP here...

Thanks so much for the suggestions. I think this is useful info for all of us so keep 'em coming! Will try some of these :)

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 10:22 AM

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Water with lots of ice and lemon is the most refereshing thing I've tried to quench my thirst and for something that tastes good.

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 5:33 PM

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I toss a couple of cucumber slices into my water. I call it "spa water" and can pretend I'm in a relaxing oasis.

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 7:13 PM

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