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I have been so focused on hitting my Protein goals that I completely forgot that once I hit it (2 shakes and a protein water) I can drink what I want. So my husband went to the store and got me sugar free tea, sugar free fruit juice, gatorade zero, and as a surprise, brought me a matcha lemonade from Starbucks. It makes it SO much easier to hit your fluid goals when you're drinking stuff you like and want and not all the same stuff every day. I know this is common sense to most people, but it honestly never occurred to me. The last 2 days I have been hitting my protein goals but struggling with my fluids. I think this is really gonna help.

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I found that gatorade zero helps a ton with hitting my fluid goals. Just Water is ok but harder for me to drink the full amount.

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Yea I guess I sorta do the same thing with crystal light and my iced coffee. Especially the iced coffee. I treat this as a very low calorie snack, but I do add almond milk which is 30 calories a cup so it’s not completely calorie free.

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I always forget that I CAN drink other stuff too. I have always loved Water and been a HUGE water drinker but probably once a day I would drink a diet soda too. Every once in a while you just want something different.

I am not a big juice person, but I also love lemonade. sugar free or crystal light just does not cut it for me, it's not gross or anything it's just not "lemonade" so I pretty much just stick with the water.

I like unsweetened tea with lemon but after surgery it seems to make me very thirsty.

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1 minute ago, kcuster83 said:

I always forget that I CAN drink other stuff too. I have always loved Water and been a HUGE Water drinker but probably once a day I would drink a diet soda too. Every once in a while you just want something different.

I am not a big juice person, but I also love lemonade. sugar free or crystal light just does not cut it for me, it's not gross or anything it's just not "lemonade" so I pretty much just stick with the water.

I like unsweetened tea with lemon but after surgery it seems to make me very thirsty.

Have you tried lemonade made with fresh squeezed lemons and Splenda? To me it tastes just the same as with sugar.

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7 minutes ago, liveaboard15 said:

I found that gatorade zero helps a ton with hitting my fluid goals. Just Water is ok but harder for me to drink the full amount.

I agree on the gatorade zero...it makes it so much easier to get the liquid down. Be careful not to overdue it because there is a ton of sodium in gatorade zero and unless you are working out and sweating a lot, the sodium may not be good for you. I try to keep it to one per day.

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Just now, ShoppGirl said:

Have you tried lemonade made with fresh squeezed lemons and Splenda? To me it tastes just the same as with sugar.

I have not. I don't do a lot of artificial sweeteners. Not because I am all anti sweetener, just more of because I don't do much sweet stuff anyway so I never really need it.(Even before surgery) I have had the same 10oz tub of sugar for like 5 years because I just never use sugar so I never had a reason to use a substitute.

I will definitely give it a try and see how it is, just for when I want something else than Water.

Thanks!!

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1 minute ago, kcuster83 said:

I have not. I don't do a lot of artificial sweeteners. Not because I am all anti sweetener, just more of because I don't do much sweet stuff anyway so I never really need it.(Even before surgery) I have had the same 10oz tub of sugar for like 5 years because I just never use sugar so I never had a reason to use a substitute.

I will definitely give it a try and see how it is, just for when I want something else than Water.

Thanks!!

I am pretty sure that’s how they make it at chick fil a (their diet lemonade) if you didn’t want to make a big batch just to try.

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1 minute ago, Tony B - NJ said:

I agree on the gatorade zero...it makes it so much easier to get the liquid down. Be careful not to overdue it because there is a ton of sodium in gatorade zero and unless you are working out and sweating a lot, the sodium may not be good for you. I try to keep it to one per day.

I drank the gatorade zero with Protein during my liquid stage to help his my goals... GOOD LORD I got so sick of them. I only drank 1 or 2 a day and now the thought gags me.

I still have a full case at home, maybe after a few months break I will try them again just so they don't go to waste.

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Just now, ShoppGirl said:

I am pretty sure that’s how they make it at chick fil a (their diet lemonade) if you didn’t want to make a big batch just to try.

OH MAN! I forgot all about chicken fil a diet lemonade!!

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Just now, kcuster83 said:

I drank the gatorade zero with Protein during my liquid stage to help his my goals... GOOD LORD I got so sick of them. I only drank 1 or 2 a day and now the thought gags me.

I still have a full case at home, maybe after a few months break I will try them again just so they don't go to waste.

That’s too funny. I am over a year out now and I just threw away a clear Protein Water that’s been in the back of my fridge forever. I just can’t stand the thought of drinking it. Plus it didn’t have an expiration date on the bottle and a i figured a year is kinda pushing it. lol

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Just now, kcuster83 said:

OH MAN! I forgot all about chicken fil a diet lemonade!!

While you are there I hear their grilled nuggets are pretty good too if you can have them. I haven’t tried yet so if you do let me know. I like their market salad with the suggested vinaigrette dressing.

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7 minutes ago, Tony B - NJ said:

I agree on the gatorade zero...it makes it so much easier to get the liquid down. Be careful not to overdue it because there is a ton of sodium in gatorade zero and unless you are working out and sweating a lot, the sodium may not be good for you. I try to keep it to one per day.

well shiz... lmao. Ive been drinking 2-3 a day. back to boring Water i go lmao thanks for the heads up

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3 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

While you are there I hear their grilled nuggets are pretty good too if you can have them. I haven’t tried yet so if you do let me know. I like their market salad with the suggested vinaigrette dressing.

Yes, I have had their grilled nuggets before surgery but not after yet. The are very good. I can, and eat chicken all the time but try not to hit FF cause for real.. the fried ones are better and I don't want to be tempted YET. HAHAH

I also have a problem with the Chik fila sauce! That little container is 140 cals!!!

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3 minutes ago, kcuster83 said:

Yes, I have had their grilled nuggets before surgery but not after yet. The are very good. I can, and eat chicken all the time but try not to hit FF cause for real.. the fried ones are better and I don't want to be tempted YET. HAHAH

I also have a problem with the Chik fila sauce! That little container is 140 cals!!!

hey. You know yourself and gotta do what ya gotta do to keep on track. I pretty much only do drive through so I don’t have to smell it.

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