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View Poll Results: Do you drink diet drinks?
Yes 81 40.50%
No 86 43.00%
Never have drink diet drinks. 33 16.50%
Voters: 200. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-19-2007, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I would drink diet drinks but it taste so bad without sugar that I would raither drink ice tea without sugar instead.

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Old 05-19-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I might have one Diet Coke a week. The rest of the time I drink flavored water or iced tea sweetened with Splenda. The carbonation in any soda will bloat up your stomach, and someone as vain as I am can't risk that! LOL
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:35 PM
 
Location: ♥State of the heart♥
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There are times when I'm busy that I'll grab a diet Pepsi in the afternoon for the pick-me-up. That happens maybe once a week. I've been sick lately and tend to drink Gingerale, which has been diet. I do not like all of the sugar in regular soda, way too sweet.
Most of the time I drink water, occasionally Pelligrino or Perrier, but usually plain water from the cooler I keep in the pantry.

If people drink too much soda, especially a woman, it tends to ruin their skin. I had a friend when I was in high school whose mother drank diet Pepsi all day long - from breakfast to bedtime. Her skin was grayish and awful. I know it was from the soda. Soda also contains a fair amount of phosphorus which leaches calcium from the bones.

Soda consumption should really be limited, it is not a healthy beverage on a regular basis.
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:43 PM
 
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Default Tea

There is a Farmers Market in my area and they carry different varieties of loose tea. I have enjoyed the Vanilla tea--and the chamomile.

I have a small microwave safe pot--boil the water and let the tea steep and add Splenda. Not too strong and just the right amount for me. I don't like tea as much after it is refrigerated for a day or two.

There is a diet black cherry drink--I think from Walmart or maybe Publix that I like, too.

sls
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:41 PM
 
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Blech. I hate the way diet drinks taste. Blech blech blech!

I'm a water drinker myself. I may drink a cola once or twice a week but that's it. There is no nutrional value to those things. They are bad bad bad but I guess it's just too hard to completely delete them from your life!
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Old 05-20-2007, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Milan - ITALY
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Yes, I drink a Diet Drinks.
My favorite drinks are Coca Cola Diet (in Italy the correct name is Coca cola Light ) ad Red Bull Diet

These drinks....once a week! I prefer water no gas!!!
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:03 AM
 
Location: on an island
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lol minniemouse
I like con gas. Did you ever have Lemon Soda in Italy? Yum.
It is made by Coca-Cola, but has much more lemon, and much less sugar, than you find in the USA.

I rarely drink soft drinks.

If I do, I'll have regular Coke.

Diet? Yuck, gag, blecch, forget it.

I once had a boss who was hooked on diet Pepsi. She drank them all day long.
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:32 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I drink CF diet pepsi and I drink a lot of it
I prefer it over diet coke.
When I am working in the yard I switch over to gatorade the mango or kiwi strawberry is very good.
I drink bottled water while working out and also try to get a couple big glasses in through out the day
lol I guess you could say I drink a lot
karla
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I don't do caffeine - I guess I'm boring. I used to have to start the day w/coffee, but one day I just quit. The only beverage I drink on a regular basis is water and V8 and that occassional after work glass of wine
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Milan - ITALY
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lol minniemouse
I like con gas. Did you ever have Lemon Soda in Italy? Yum.
It is made by Coca-Cola, but has much more lemon, and much less sugar, than you find in the USA.

I rarely drink soft drinks.

If I do, I'll have regular Coke.

Diet? Yuck, gag, blecch, forget it.

I once had a boss who was hooked on diet Pepsi. She drank them all day long.
oH, YES!!! We have Lemon and Oran Soda in Italy!
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