(Closed) diet pop and weight loss

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I stopped drinking anything except water. (I would have milk in the morning sometimes) but I lost 5 pounds in a week! That was the only thing I changed.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Yup.. dropped five pounds in two weeks by just giving up diet soda.  Do it.  It’s good for your body too.  If you still need the caffeine fix switch to fresh brewed iced tea.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I personally don’t drink any pop but It makes sense to me! 

A lot of the processed foods that North Americans eat contain chemicals and “Food” substances that our body just doesn’t know what to do with. So what do we do with it? We store them in our fat cells. 

Taking a significant amount of these foreign substances out of your diet will allow your fat cells to process some of the waste/toxins.

Check out the eating clean Works website!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yep. Ever since I gave up pop (I useto drink a ton of coke zero) I have been shedding the weight like it is nobody’s business. I just thought about what kind of chemicals and “posions” that they had to use in order to make it still taste like coke and be zero calories. I haven’t touched any pop since. They are also find now, through research that often diet pops actually tend to make you eat more.

Instead as a drink treat (and caffeine fix) I make homemade ice tea.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Meh it’s not GREAT for you, but a few sodas a week probably isn’t a biggie. I’ve done no-sodas for a month and i’ve done sodas. I weigh the same, regardless.

I try to cut back but i don’t eliminate it. Why? cuz i freakin’ like it too much!!!!

I do drink a lot of sparkling water+lemon to get my fix tho

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I’ve heard the same thing and recently gave up all soda. It has been two weeks and I haven’t really noticed a difference. That being said, it isn’t good for you so I’m going to try and keep this up. Not necessarily never drink it again but at least drink it sparingly. 

Cutting out the soda has made me drink more water, which is always a good thing. I’ve also started drinking more non-sweetened tea when I need something with more flavor. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes.  There are numerous studies that show that diet soda increases your appetite.  I figure all those artificial chemicals can’t be doing any good, right?  Good ol’ water is the best!!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes.  There are numerous studies that show that diet soda increases your appetite.  I figure all those artificial chemicals can’t be doing any good, right?  Good ol’ water is the best!!

Post # 11
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16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’ve heard this all too. Not sure what to believe, but it certainly can’t hurt to cut it out or limit it to just a couple times a week. Same goes for “light” drinks like Crystal Light!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

The caffeine and super-sweet taste increase your appetite and your need for things to taste sweet. The fake sugars also cause bloating.

 

Post # 13
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16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Yep, Veronica is totally right about the fake sugars. Which stinks because I love sugar-free mints and gum!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t drink enough for it to make an impact either way. I switched from regular to diet last year and that made a difference. I’m a low carber so diet is the only thing I can have, but only have soda when we go out, which isn’t often, or that time of the month when I need sweetness.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am going to sound like a health-freak here, but I refuse to drink anything ‘diet’ or anyting with aspartame in it. Period.

Why?

Because one of the things your body turns aspartame into when processing it is fermaldahyde, ya know, embalming fluid. Gross. And that’s only ONE of the chemicals it becomes.

I’ll go skulk around for the link if you’re interested.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love diet pop too.  But when I started drinking it in college, I gained ten pounds 🙁

I heard an explanation once about why diet pop can actually make you gain weight, which I think is fairly accurate.  In short, the artificial sweeteners in diet pop are processed in your body like sugar, your body recognizes that it’s sugar, but it’s not (hence no calories).  When your body processes sugar (or fake sugar), it releases insulin into your body. But insulin only attaches to real sugar, not artificial.  So you end up with insulin in your body that doesn’t have anything to attach to when you drink diet pop.  Thus, your body begins to crave more food so your insulin levels will even out.  It can make you eat more, in short. 

 

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