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jim stam

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Posted: 30 Sep 2012, 12:43
The best way to reduce your intake of diet coke is switch to sparkling water. I had the same problem with consuming too much diet coke, and even though may not affect your weight, can have a negative effect on the long run in your health. A Chemist friend told me that one of the ingredients that is used in Diet Coke, once it breaks down in a molecular level in our body, over time in huge amounts that new derivative molecule from the breakdown of the original ingredient can cause cancer. I have been drinking Perrier instead of Diet Coke and my consumption of diet coke has been decreased significant
kellyann769

Joined: Oct 12
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Posted: 05 Oct 2012, 19:39
I'm a diet coke freak. If it's not in the house, I have withdrawls. I hear that just drinking water will help you lose weight. Is that the case with you ?
Sandy6632

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Posted: 06 Oct 2012, 19:12
Its not just the diet coke. Its the artifical sweetener. It really makes me crave. Diet coke is like being an addict. For me I can't even have 1 or I go nut with craving and hot flashes. I have switched to tea and water. If I'm eating a meal, I might take a little splenda in my tea but if I am just drinking tea thru the day, I drink unsweet. It has really helped me stay on my eating plan. And do I want a diet coke? yes, almost everyday. But do I want it does to me. Never.
jeepjenn

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Posted: 26 Oct 2012, 13:12
Diet Coke has the same effect on the pancreas as regular Coke, so if you think you are doing yourself and your body a favor, you're not.

It mimics sugar and directs the pancreas to create insulin...


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Nimm

Joined: Dec 10
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Posted: 26 Oct 2012, 15:06
jeepjenn wrote:
Diet Coke has the same effect on the pancreas as regular Coke, so if you think you are doing yourself and your body a favor, you're not.

It mimics sugar and directs the pancreas to create insulin...


Multiple studies of aspartame (which is used in Diet Coke) have found no insulin response, including when consumed with protein or carbohydrate:

Aspartame ingestion with and without carbohydrate in phenylketonuric and normal subjects: effect on plasma concentrations of amino acids, glucose, and insulin.

Aspartame: neuropsychologic and neurophysiologic evaluation of acute and chronic effects.

Effect of aspartame and protein, administered in phenylalanine-equivalent doses, on plasma neutral amino acids, aspartate, insulin and glucose in man

Setting aside the larger issue of whether an insulin response would even matter for someone who is not diabetic, the effects upon insulin levels will be very different for a sugar-free aspartame-sweetened drink, and a drink containing about 40 grams of sugar.
FullaBella

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Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 18:44
The opinion's definitely vary here - so without repeating some of the posts I'll just add my 'nay ' to the diet coke for many of the same reasons but will offer this: back in the day we used to pour cola on car batteries to clean corrosion and I still use it to cook because it is a heck of a meat tenderizer so think about that in your body in huge quantities daily. Now I cant give the science explanation for that so you'll just have to try it yourself (or someone here may know the answer). I'm an ex 6 to 12 pack a day so I know its hard to give up. My OWN rule is for every caffeine product I drink I have to drink 40oz water (on top of normal water goal daily) to help process it. Good luck!


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Tonya Palmer

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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 03:53
My vise is diet mtn dew. Bee drinking it since I was a kid. I have started drinking 20 ounces 9of water between every dew. Not sure if it helps but it helps y mind.
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SlimmerMe4Li...

Joined: Sep 12
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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 06:33
Serenity1956, I was in your shoes not too long ago heavily into Diet Coke also, For Years! If you do want to limit it then maybe my method of cutting it down might help you... What I did first was limit my diet Coke to enjoy ONLY when I was having a meal or snack. Whatever I didn't finish during eating I tossed out. Then I got water to drink for in-between the meals. I hated water but forced it in. After a while doing that I would have it ONLY at dinner. Eventually, without even realizing, I was distancing myself from it as I was drinking more water. I found myself wanting it less and less. And that wasn't even my intention! It just happened and the coke became less enjoyable. Now, I do drink flavored waters and Crystal Light at times but I have honestly, and surprisingly, lost my taste for diet Coke. Which is amazing as I used to have a can in my hand all day long. I am totally off of it except for an occasional diet Coke if I'm out to eat in a restaurant. Hope this may help you as it worked in my case. Good Luck to you. Smile
J.Fox

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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 12:34
The aspartame was first made as a ant killer, then they found out why it wasn't killing the ants.....it was sweet! so now they put in all kinds of our foods, drinks and even gum. Try getting some soda water and add flavored liquid stivea. Much better for you body.
Thyda

Joined: Oct 12
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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 10:52
I used to be a chain smoker - smoking 30 - 40 a day, and I quit without any serious cravings. I also used to have 6 or 7 cans of diet coke a day, now i only have one a week at most. the secret: replace one addiction for another. with diet coke I found the best and healthiest replacement was sparkling water with some fresh lime and lemon slices. Try to go every other diet coke and every other sparkling water and see how you go.
Cthulhu

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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 11:29
I was drinking drinking 5 cans a day of diet soda. I switched to soda water with lime juice and it worked like a charm. It gave me the bite I was looking for.

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Fuzz533

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Posted: 06 Nov 2012, 14:13
This is my first day, and I drink 2liters of diet cola a day or more. I'm gonna try water....which I hate.
PeeFat

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Posted: 06 Nov 2012, 17:04
Insulin spikes make fat storage very easy for any extra sugar that is in your system. The only time I think an insulin spike is good is just after a workout when you want sugar so it and protein can quickly be shunted into hungry muscles.

Also have you read about all the recent research on aspartame. Real bad news.

http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html

92 possible nasty side effects. Don't want to believe the research .. thats your choice, you probably wont's care. Same issue with nitrites in hot dogs and processed lunch meat that are known cancer causing toxins. Even though there are nitrite free alternatives people choose to save a few pennies and feed their children the cancer version. I don't get it.
riocaz

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Posted: 06 Nov 2012, 18:23
Anyone actually see any "research" on that website? Because I'm obviously missing it.

Lists of complaints made in 1995 that were attributed to aspartame (with no details on how the complainant came to that conclusion are not research.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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PeeFat

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Posted: 06 Nov 2012, 18:43
It's ok... keep fooling yourself about the chemicals your drinking. Ignore all the warnings by neurosurgeons and scientists and the like. There is plenty of information out there that explains what aspartame is made of and what those components do to your body. Some people find out quick after drinking it, some are more tolerant. It could be as mild as a headache for some.
Some people that smoke hear that it causes cancer, but will say soandso lived to be 90 and smoked for 60 years and didn't die of cancer so it must be all lies... keep telling yourself drinking chemicals is fine. Do you let your kids drink it?
riocaz

Joined: Jun 12
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Posted: 06 Nov 2012, 19:47
Please read what I wrote and not what you think I wrote there is a clear difference... I'm not disagreeing with you. I merely asked where that research is on that website.

The link you give gives a list of possible side effects. It also gives another link to a list of complaints made to the FDA in 1995 (with no explanation of whether those complaints were off random members of the public who had decided that aspartame was the cause of their symptom, or whether they actually had evidence that aspartame was the cause)

Studies are research. Research has actual data and draws conclusions from that data.

The website you linked too doesn't have those things it's just a list of possible symptoms drawn from another list of complaints people made in 1995. If there is any actual research on that website I must be missing it (I didn't look very far I admit because you implied you were linking directly to it).

While we are on the subject maybe you should look into the dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide... A chemical almost no one is investigating, yet most cancer sufferers will have been exposed to it at least once in their lives, if not more!!!

http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
http://www.menu52.com/
ShortCinnamo...

Joined: Dec 09
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Posted: 06 Nov 2012, 21:21
All I want to interject into this is that while there may be, and there are, studies surrounding aspartame and it's possible effects... there are as of yet no credible, well done research studies as regards zero calorie drinks and weight loss. I work at a Medical Library and have searched the literature that I have access to.

Recently the University of Colorado announced that they are planning a study on that particular topic - so for those of you who are interested you may want to keep an eye out. Here's a link to their news bulletin http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleases/Pages/water-vs-zero-calorie-diet-drinks.aspx

However, at the end of the day, unless what you're experiencing is a medical emergency or you have a medical condition that you should take into consideration, I think the best way to go about things is personal experimentation. Try diet and exercise without cutting the soda, keeping note of what you consume and then change it up, cut some, cut all what have you, and compare to find out what works best for you and your body.
Ingria

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Posted: 06 Nov 2012, 22:19
Riocaz, that link is great Wink
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Tootslove

Joined: Nov 12
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Posted: 10 Nov 2012, 18:02
I drink a can approx every other day.
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 16:57
I used to have a diet Pepsi at breaktime some years back. I stopped after I realized it made me feel bad.

Does it work? Americans are consuming more artificial sweeteners than ever. How's that working out?



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