What do you drink?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-11-24 04:56:23 -0600
Started 2012-11-13 13:09:45 -0600

I'm a heavy drinker and I don't like water that much. So I drink alot water with flavor packets. What for you drink?

Tags: weight loss

38 replies

Fefe12 2012-11-24 04:56:23 -0600 Report

I forgot. Since i was a lover of juice and soda, i had to find a replacement. I cry that i cant have orange juice! but those %50 juices are really good if you havent strained your taste buds with replacement sugars. those new dry sodas are good too. they are 11-15 carbs for a whole bottle. What a treat!

Fefe12 2012-11-24 04:38:14 -0600 Report

plain water though out the day and a glass of red wine at night. I like the sparkling waters at Trader Joes and if I really feel the need I grab an "ice" I dont like fake sugar so I stay away from it as much as possible I tried stevia and I think its awful.

s l k
s l k 2012-11-19 18:44:45 -0600 Report

I'm a soda drinker and I know tha1t it's not a great choice, my Diet Pepsi pretty much goes with me places, but sometimes it takes me a few day to finish what I polished off in minutes before getting into a better glucose zone!

My mom orders water with lemon when she goes out and adds a Splenda to it. I've tried that, it is rather refreshing. Kinda like Fruit2O.

MrsCDogg 2012-11-19 07:08:00 -0600 Report

I'm one of those annoying people who actually likes water. I do occasionally drink decaf iced tea or something like Crystal Lite. My favorite flavor of Crystal Lite is the morning orange flavor. I also love Constant Comment decaf hot tea. It is an orange spice flavor that really is uplifting and comforting.

RAYT721 2012-11-19 03:38:13 -0600 Report

You name it, I'll drink it … I drink water, beer, wine, green tea, iced tea, hot tea, coffee, soda/pop (reg and diet), lemonade, Gatorade, Kool Aid, Juice, or whatever I want. I use moderation on the "bad stuff" but I stay hydrated. Right now (4:30 am) I am doing coffee with sweet-n-low and tiny bit of cream for color.

FnReese 2012-11-15 13:35:35 -0600 Report

Walmart has a mostly delicious variety of carbonated, flavored water. They were a huge help to me when I was first diagnosed and had to quit my Mountain Dew addiction cold turkey.

liquorish 2012-11-15 07:42:15 -0600 Report

I am with the others. Down the tea and coffee isle are flavored diet teas, I drink coffee in the a.m., water with dinner and during the night (I take alot of sinus meds so my mouth gets dry at night), the flavored packets (you can get ones that flavor a whole jug and not just one glass), diet hot chocolate, 1 percent milk, and sometimes with diet choc. flavoring (it isn't easy to find), and of course diet colas. I have never heard of Milo, but will try to find it. I also flavor water with diet sugar, lemonade, and sometimes add limeade also. That is real good!!! By the way. I have read that coffee can prevent diabetes. Wrong!!! I started drinking coffee when I was 5. I drank nearly a pot a day by time I was in colletge. I also smoked by then. When I quit smoking, the coffee didn't taste right, so I only have one or two cups iin the a.m. now. Anyway, it didn't stop the diabetes! Good luck. Liquorish

Set apart
Set apart 2012-11-15 05:52:08 -0600 Report

Love my coffee in the morning and drink water with crystal light packets the rest of the day! Maybe once a week I will allow myself a diet coke.

MoeGig 2012-11-14 21:34:32 -0600 Report

Right now I'm having a scotch before bed, but normally I really like the flavored seltzers. They quench my thirst, hydrate me, have no carbs and wean me off that 3rd glass of wine from dinner.

tabby9146 2012-11-14 11:53:13 -0600 Report

I drink coffee and tea someitmes, decaf or half caff. I drink water off and on throughout the day, usually plain, sometimes with the Krystal Light packets. I miss juice so much, I rarely drink it, maybe just a ltitle at times, after I have eaten something healthy with fiber and protein. I used to love to drink apple juice, orange juice, all kinds, but most of us really shoudn't have it at all, or very little. sometimes I like to have a little low fat chocolate milk. I drink skim milk sometimes.

Wolfgirl1213 2012-11-13 23:09:28 -0600 Report

What I usually do is the flavor water packets, then the diet sodas, I also drink a lot of flavored sparkling waters

SandySilvers 2012-11-13 21:36:27 -0600 Report

I mainly drink ice water at work. I like to drink a diet soda (diet Pepsi or Diet Sierra Mist) once in awhile. I also love Ocean Spray Diet Cran-cherry.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-13 19:21:34 -0600 Report

I basically drink any thing I want. Mainly it is water with and without the flavor packs. I drink coffee every morning. I also brew iced tea, sugar free hot chocolate, diet pepsi and diet ginger ale. I can't drink juices. It is best to drink plain water for kidney health.

HeidiLynne 2012-11-14 13:29:10 -0600 Report

How is that Milo in water?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-11-14 16:09:05 -0600 Report

I've tried a couple ov varieties, Milo and some store brands. They are good. A little handier than the powder types. I just have the little bottle in a zip sealed bag in my lunch bag and have it handy. One bottle lasts over a month. Some nights I use it a few times, other nights just water tastes great. The dry powders were messy, since I usually used about 1/4 (or less) of a tube. To much powder would end up in the zip bag and get thrown out. The liquid Mio bottle hasn't popped open unexpectedly yet, so no waste.

jayabee52 2012-11-13 15:37:55 -0600 Report

mostly filtered water to protect my extremely weak kidneys. I will occasionally drink water with Mio flavor enhancer in it.

liquorish 2012-11-15 07:43:07 -0600 Report

Hey. This is liquorish. What is Milo and where do you get it?

jayabee52 2012-11-15 08:29:46 -0600 Report

it is Mio (not Milo) Mio is a non caloric, non carb liquid "flavor enhancer" Here is the website for mio from Kraft foods ~ http://www.kraftbrands.com/mio/

mmccance 2012-11-16 10:08:36 -0600 Report

Thanks for the correction and the link… I had not heard of this so I checked out the website and in so doing I checked the ingredients. Uh… not for me. I have read a lot of bad health press about acesulfame potassium which is long for aspartame… that stuff used to give me headaches and I would not touch it with a ten foot pole. I have gotten myself used to just drinking water most of the time. I do drink some unsweet tea or herbal tea if it is cold out. — Just my opinion

jayabee52 2012-11-16 15:37:09 -0600 Report

acesulfame potassium (or "acesulfame K") is not the same as aspartame (Nutrasweet) They are two different chenucak compounds.

mmccance 2012-11-16 17:28:07 -0600 Report

I did not know that.

I found this at Wikipedia about the safety of acesulfame K :
SAFETY: As with other artificial sweeteners, there is concern over the safety of acesulfame potassium. However, the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has approved their general use. Critics[9] say acesulfame potassium has not been studied adequately and may be carcinogenic, although these claims have been dismissed by the US FDA[10] and by equivalent authorities in the European Union.[11]

As for potential negative effects, Acesulfame K has been shown to stimulate dose-dependent insulin secretion in rats, though no hypoglycemia was observed, in one animal study from 1987.[12]

One rodent study showed no increased incidence of tumors in response to administration of acesulfame K.[13] In this study, conducted by the National Toxicology Program, 60 rats were given acesulfame K for 40 weeks, making up as much as 3% of their total diet (which would be equivalent to a human consuming 1,343 12-oz cans of artificially sweetened soft drinks every day). There was no sign that these (or lower) levels of acesulfame K increased the rats' risk of cancer or other neoplasms. However, a similar study conducted with p53 haploinsufficient mice showed signs of carcinogenicity in males but not females.[13] Further research in terms of food safety has been recommended.[14][9]

Research suggests that acesulfame K may affect prenatal development. One study appeared to show that acesulfame K is ingested by mice through their mother's amniotic fluid or breast milk, and that this influences the adult mouse's sweet preference.[15]

I still think a ten foot pole is about the only thing that should touch this stuff.

jayabee52 2012-11-16 18:05:17 -0600 Report

I never use Wikipedia for serious research as ANYONE can change the article and promote their particular agenda.

I have no beef with this partcular article as printed now, however if you were to access the same article later it could be different,

mmccance 2012-11-16 21:58:42 -0600 Report

So you are saying that the "Safety" post from Wikipedia is OK with you for the moment, and that acesulfame K needs further research in terms of food safety as recommended. If that is correct, and I am sure you will let me know, then I agree with you and that is exactly why I choose not to consume the Mio. Thank you for this confirmation. You are a blessing and I am sure I shall learn a lot from you in the future!! Just look what I learned so far that I did not know this morning because you took the time to contribute!! You are a wonderful help!! I've noticed many of your posts on the other discussions, too. God bless your efforts to keep the Diabetes community healthy and well informed! We are all in this together and I appreciate your contributions to the well being of others. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. God bless you!