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scout200 scout200
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 17:03
Just how bad is diet soda?
I was just wondering how bad diet soda is (in moderation) compared to regular soda? With regular soda, you're consuming empty calories... but there are several studies surrounding diet soda and how bad it is for you...What are your thoughts?

colleenski colleenski
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 13:03
I don't touch the stuff. I am a water with lemon freak, and on the occasion I want something with some flavor - I'll drink iced green tea. I've read it increase celulite, increases hunger, and increases your cravings for sweets. I don't drink it because it makes me thirstier, and when you live in a hot climate, you don't want to feel dehydrated. I do think if you are already a soda drinker, switching to diet, and weening off will give you the best results.

zoomjet zoomjet
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 17:03
diet soda
there are several problems with diet soda. First, because your brain needs sugar, when you drink something sweet, it expects to receive sugar, and when it doesn't, it causes you to crave more sweets, and in fact you tend to consume more calories than if you drank regular soda. Soda, whether diet or sugar sweetened, due to the phosporous content, can remove calcium from your body, resulting in weak teeth, and bones. And the artificial sweeteners, besides being a chemical your body doesn't need, have been suggested to cause neurological diseases, like MS

scout200 scout200
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 13:03
neurological diseases
Wow, I didn't know that it has been linked to neurological disorders! I'll have to check that out.. thanks for the insight!

MikeRoger MikeRoger
Thu, May 12, 2011 04:05
diet soda
First of all, the main problem with diet sodas is that by adding those artificial sweeteners, they make you crave for caloric intake. This is due to the fact that your body naturally reacts to the sweet taste by expecting some nice carbs or sugars to turn into energy, thus raising your insulin level, which will also cause higher cholesterol levels in your body. Bad. Then your body realizes there is nothing to get energy from, your brain is urged to evoke the feeling of hunger, since the expected calories have still not arrived.

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workoutangel8 workoutangel8
Fri, May 13, 2011 14:05
I had no idea know wonder I went so off track. I was doing really well but I had a can of soda and after that I was so hungry. I didn't connect the two events. I will have to strive not to have any soda at all and hope it will get me back on track.

Granchick Granchick
Tue, May 24, 2011 14:05
So sad :-(
So sad to read the comments on diet soda. I tend to agree even though I think I'm addicted to the stuff. Matter of fact, there are days that I had rather drink it than water. Also, I have noticed that when I drink the diet soda, I really want something to eat but preferably something salty like chips. I am pre-diabetic so I depend a lot on artifical sweetners in my food and beverages, be it of my own making or manufactured.

wannabehott wannabehott
Tue, May 24, 2011 18:05
totally agree
my ex used to be a big soda drinker...well one can a day, I made him quit. He lost 10lbs just like that!!!

soda is the death of you!!!! full of sugar and crap your body does not need

lossafew lossafew
Tue, May 24, 2011 21:05
I was a big Full strength soda drinker myself.. and junk food too.. I also cut out the JUNK food and only drink DIET sodas now..

vthomeschoolmom vthomeschoolmom
Thu, May 26, 2011 14:05
diet soda
The issue is that the sweetness of the soda causes an insulin reaction but you have no sugar for the insulin to process. Often causes excess hunger and overeating.

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