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Postby Lesley » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:00 pm

Hi, I know how important water is to drink. I've read so much about how different parts of the body need water to function properly, but like a lot of people, my tastebuds have been ruined from too many diet drinks (caffeine free pepsi and coke). During winter I find I can increase my "water" intake by having lots of weak herbal tea, which I love. In summer I don't like tea because everytime I have a cup I break out in a sweat - Not nice! :oops: How do you get used to drinking plain water. I sometimes add lemon juice, but also don't like this too often. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks guys. :D
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Postby Dolly » Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:00 am

As much as I dislike diet sweetners, I must admit that the odd splash of diet cordial mixed in with my water makes drinking so much easier.
A little Ribena is nice sometimes too.
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Postby Groovychic » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:48 am

I have always drunk plain water but I have lived for the last 20 years in the country as well. I grew up on rainwater/spring water and it tastes completely different. Maybe a little sweeter even. And bottled water certainly doesn't have that same taste. Actually my partner was at a fire last summer and they gave bottled water to the guys and the water was from china!!!! When he read the label he saw that it came from China. A bit scary really. Anyway particularly in the summer I do get sick and tired of drinking water all day so I just add a little cordial to it. Only a dash to change the taste. But a lot of ice as well so it is really cold. Cold water in fact does taste very different to tap water. So maybe drinking with ice might make the difference as well Lesley.
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Postby Fairie » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:00 am

I have never had a problem with drinking water, I love it. Maybe you can try a little diet cordial as Dolly say's or some fresh lemon or orange in it. :D
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:34 am

I'm not a water lover either. I used to only be able to drink cordial. I switched to water with a squeeze of citrus (lemon, grapefruit, lime, whatever) but have just switched to plain water.

I too think there is a vast difference between rain water and tap water. The bloke's parents live on a little farm out the back of whoop whoop. Didn't have power for the first few years of the bloke's childhood, don't have a flushing toilet, grow own vegies etc, fetch drinking water from their creek. It's the best tasting water EVER.

And there is a BIG difference between warm/room temp water and cold/iced water.

I'd say experiment with it to find something you like and maybe wean yourself on to it by using cordial and reducing over time the ratio of cordial to water.
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Postby dallee » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:24 am

Hi! Try some Rooibos Tea - I've put some information about in the Genreal Discussion Forum. You can drink it hot or cold - good for those really hot days! :lol:

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Postby Lesley » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:34 pm

Thanks to every one for their tips. I decided to start a visual recording of what I drink and I keep it on my fridge. I've got a line for water, one for herbal tea, one for milk and homemade vegetable juices and one for (the dreaded) diet, caffeine free coke. This way I can see at a glance if I need to up my water intake. I'm trying different citrus friuts squeezed in water. I find that I only like water plain when I've just exercised. But I'm hoping to get back to how I was 5-6 years before - just drinking water or tea.

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Postby Angel » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:14 pm

Lesley,

A lot of herbal teas can be enjoyed cold, try Lipton's Cranberry, Raspberry and Strawberry - it tastes like berry cordial but you don't get all those nasties.

Or perhaps try soda water with a dash of cordial, or a squeeze of a citrus fruit - you could try this instead of Diet Coke??

I love my diet soft drinks but because they have nasties I only drink it on the weekend and limit it to a can or two a day - this way I don't feel like I'm being deprived.

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Postby Fairie » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:11 am

Hi Lesley,

Even though I love drinking water there are times I like something different. I have found a Sports drink called Play Sports Water, Fruit Fest, it is only water with a little fruit in it and the best thing is it has no added SUGAR or ARTIFICIAL SWEETNERS in it.

I get it at Woolworths and there are 2 flavours and they both taste nice. :D
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:38 am

Wow, good product spotting! I can never bring myself to browse as I always end up spending more money than I have :oops: . But I will have to look out for that one next time I'm at Woolies!
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Re: Water

Postby Lesley » Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:06 pm

Thanks guys the tips are great. I especially like the sound of the Liptons Cranberry, Raspberry and Strawberry tea. I must get some to try next time I'm shopping.
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Postby Tas » Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:21 am

Hi Lesley
Back a few months ago I had the same problem and could not drink plain water - even now, I only have a couple of glasses of plain water if I am really thirsty. Dolly mentioned back then about adding some cordial to it and I found a diet lemon crush and just add a splash to it and that has helped a lot.
I must go through 8-10 big glasses of that a day.
Give it a go and see if it works for you.
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Postby Lesley » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:00 pm

Thanks Maria, I'm going to try this, sounds nice. As I can't get most of the things suggested at the coles where I live, I'll have to go into town and get them. It will probably be this week when the kids return to school. I'll be getting the different types of teas that are nice cold as well as some diet cordial to try.

Thanks to everyone. Cheers, Lesley.
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