Then I discovered these yummy little packets of women's vitamins called "Fizzit" (they also come in immunity, joint and multivitamin formulas as well). You just add the fizzit powder packet to a glass of water, and within a minute you have a flavorful, vitamin packed drink that is much more interesting than plain water. Each packet is only 25 calories (or 1 weight watchers point). Drinking these is much better than eating a 150 calorie snack, and a great way to find out if you are really thirsty instead of hungry.
Each fizzit packet has vitamins that promote heart health, strengthen your immune system, provide energy (or so it is claimed), and help with healthy hair, nails, bones, and joints, all good things! The cranberry flavor (my favorite) is packed with vitamin C and also has Zinc in it, both of which are great vitamins to help ward off winter colds. It also comes in Strawberry, Lemon Lime, Orange and Raspberry.
I bought Fizzit at Whole Foods, but it is available at all sorts of stores. The fizzit website (drinkfizit.com) has a great store locator. I like adding it to pellegrino (fizzy water) for added fizz. :)