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Old 08-14-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Just Inside Loop 410
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I'm on a diet, and there is alot of diet soda in the house. is diet soda just as bad as regular soda?
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I read something earlier this week about how bad the cola drinks are, diet and regular. It seems they cause kidney damage over time. The article said that the clear or fruit ones were OK, just not the dark cola ones.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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I'm on a diet, and there is alot of diet soda in the house. is diet soda just as bad as regular soda?
Yes yes yes........if you possibly can that would be your best bet. Yes, diet soda is just as bad if not worse for you than regular soda as it contains Aspertame, a non caloric sweetener, which reportedly has a direct link between epilepsy, brain tumors and effects on the nervous system.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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Yes....gradually start replacing sodas with water.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Yes.

Drink More Diet Soda, Gain More Weight?
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I don't know if I buy all of that... I've been drinking Diet Pepsi religiously since childhood, and still managed to lose 55 lbs. without much trouble - and without cutting out the soda. I won't say it's GOOD for you, and of course water is much better, but I'm calling BS on the weight gain thing.

That being said, I do need to start replacing at least 1-2 of my daily Diet Pepsis with water... another one of my goals for the year.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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I don't know if I buy all of that... I've been drinking Diet Pepsi religiously since childhood, and still managed to lose 55 lbs. without much trouble - and without cutting out the soda. I won't say it's GOOD for you, and of course water is much better, but I'm calling BS on the weight gain thing.

That being said, I do need to start replacing at least 1-2 of my daily Diet Pepsis with water... another one of my goals for the year.
good for you that's awesome you set that goal for yourself. I don't think that soda by itself would cause a tremendous amount of weight gain but in combination with lack of excersize and poor diet.....that would just be the frosting on the cake. Even if you find you are able to drink soda without gaining weight that doesn't mean it's safe to drink and you may be causing un-noticable harm to your body.....my father in law loved his diet soda and had been drinking it for years upon years...all was fine until shortly after his 43rd birthday when the kidney stones started.....he's now 50 and seriously struggling daily with the pain of kidney stones, having to have them blasted every month or so.......Doctors and nutritionists had him cut out the soda but it may be too late.......just be careful
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Yes, I'd cut out diet soft drinks. The research being done on artificial sweeteners is kind of scary. If you can switch over to water, you'd be a lot better off in the long run. Plus you can switch up water by squeezing lemon, lime, or other things in it.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Just Inside Loop 410
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what an eye opener. I'm cutting out diet sodas then. one more question, whats up with those drinks that come in powder form and you mix with water, Like Crystal Light? just as bad as sodas?
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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what an eye opener. I'm cutting out diet sodas then. one more question, whats up with those drinks that come in powder form and you mix with water, Like Crystal Light? just as bad as sodas?
They don't have to be......I know that crystal light used to use Aspertame...but now they have switched to Splenda which is a better alternative. I really like the "lipton to go" in the diet green tea flavor.....antioxidants and they use splenda in that too........either of those choices would be a huge improvment for you and they can taste just as good......you could even add some natural honey to it to make it sweeter if you'd like (honey is a natural sweetener so your always safe with that, in moderation of course ) Just be sure to look at the ingredients and do not use anything containing aspertame or a high amount of calories (over 60 i'd say)

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