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Posted: 05 Dec 2010, 09:15
I have never been an avid "water" drinker, I am having a hard time consuming even the minimum 64 oz, especially with the weather being cooler.

If I add Crystal Light to my water, does that count? I think this may help.

Any suggestions, please help.
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Posted: 05 Dec 2010, 11:46
I know Crystal Light makes On The Go portions to add to water to add what's lost after workouts. But not sure if it is good to just drink them or any of the other flavors. I say this because my mom drinks Crystal Light all the time and some water ,but was told by her doctor after she had tests that she has to drink more water because of her kidneys. This could be due to all her meds but I don't know.

If you can't drink plain water add a lemon wedge, lime, orange or couple berries to add a little flavor

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Posted: 05 Dec 2010, 11:55
I have found that too much Crystal Light gives me a feavor blister and know longer drink as much of it. Anyone else have this issue?

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Posted: 05 Dec 2010, 12:44
jcdematt wrote:
I have found that too much Crystal Light gives me a feavor blister and know longer drink as much of it. Anyone else have this issue?

If its inside your mouth (canker sore) it could be that you are allergic to something in the crystal light. If its an actual fever blister outside on lips I couldn't tell you since outbreaks of that aren't normal from an allergic reaction. You can talk to your doctor about it.
I know I tend to bite my tongue without realizing it at times or bite my cheek when chewing. This will cause a canker sore. Then if I drink say Crystal Light Lemonade it will make me notice it a bit more then normal. This could be what is happening to you. Just a thought.

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Posted: 05 Dec 2010, 13:09
Canker sores can also be caused by regular toothpaste. I haven't had one since I swapped to a more natural toothpaste. If you are prone to them it might be worth checking out.
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Posted: 05 Dec 2010, 20:27
Your not supposed to have any beverages with aspartame on Atkins. It triggers insulin release as it fools the body to thinking your consuming sugar itself.

Try Nestea Zero. It is made with splenda. No more than a couple cans a day. Although splenda is atkins friendly you still have to count a can as having a carb or 2 I forget exactly how much as I now just drink water and I'm quite used to it now.

Crystal Light isn't as good for you as most think.. read on...

•Crystal Light is a powdered drink mix that is available in many fruit and tea flavors. Crystal Light is low-calorie and sugar-free. This makes it a popular drink for people who are trying to lose weight or ensure that they get enough water throughout the day. Like anything you eat or drink, you should know the ingredients in Crystal Light before adding it to your diet.
•Since Crystal Light is sugar free, another sweetener is necessary. The main sweetener in Crystal Light is aspartame. Aspartame was the subject of several studies to determine if its consumption could raise a person's risk of developing cancer. The United States National Cancer Institute reports that a 2006 study showed no increase in brain cancer, lymphoma, or leukemia among the study subjects who used aspartame.

Other sweeteners that may be present in Crystal Light include corn syrup solids, maltodextrin and acesulfame potassium. Corn syrup solids are concentrated amounts of corn syrup that contain 10 percent or less water. Maltodextrin is a starch sweetener made from rice, corn or potato. Acesulfame potassium is an artificial sweetener that is much stronger than sugar and often paired with aspartame.

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