Diet Coke, Good or Bad?

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  1. R-Sports

    R-Sports New Member

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    When dieting, is Diet Coke alright? There isn't anything in it but sodium.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    As long as you're not counting sodium intake, I believe its fine..
     
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    Sure, why not?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    No it will cause cancer......















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    even then, its like 1.5% of your daily sodium intake.. 30mg or so
     
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    fine...in moderation!
     
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    I'm not on a hard core diet, just dieting down to lose fat. I drink like 5 diet cokes a day !
     
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    There is are no calories in diet coke, just sodium and caffine.
     
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    Yeah I really don't know why people are so worried about the sodium in diet coke. It's very much negligible unless you are competing or something and need to keep track of every mg.

    Diet coke is generally fine unless you have acid reflux or something and shouldn't be having too much caffeine or carbonated products (like me) :o

    Additionally, carbonated products (of course including diet coke) are rumored to hinder endurance. This may also be more likely for those who are serious runners ( track, cross country, marathon, triathlete, etc). It was recommended by coaches and trainers to stay away from it during the season.

    In general, don't worry about it but don't get too used to it.
     
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    I'm addicted to it. Seriously, I drink 2 liters of coke a day.
     
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    Phantom Empress mmmmmm tasty!!!

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    well then, for you this will definately cut your caloric intake a lot from switching from an extra 500+ calories in soda to 0cal soda
     
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    It's better than drinking regular soda, that's for damn sure.

    I've never had an issue with it, neither have any of the competitive athletes I've asked about it. I know several, both BBer and endurance, who drink it down to d-day and have no problem.
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    I think it's bad for you. Anything with fake sugar and carbonation is bad in my book.
     
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    I don't think there's anything wrong with it either. At least for most people. When I drink even just one glass it tends to upset my stomach.
     
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    I can't stand diet.. but Pepsi One is pretty close to regular pepsi..
     
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    Well, I've never drank regular soda. I can't remember drinking anything but Diet Coke.
     
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    Since moving in with my boyfriend all I drink is diet anything because that's what he drinks. So now drinking regualr is just hard to drink because to me it's just syrupy.
     
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    Lyle on Charles Poliquin:

     
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    Wow, good info.
    Thnx!
     
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    Poliquin is a bit of a fruitcake these days.
     
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    This is also true, he does seem a bit eccentric
     
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    Personally, I take the attitude that if I'm drinking something like Pepsi Max or Sprite Zero, Diet Coke etc, then I'm going to lessen my cravings for the 'real' thing, as it were.

    It's a bit like any diet - it's fine trying to go completely clean straight away but if you dive in and intend to only eat broccoli and chicken, you'll soon lose motivation.

    If you enjoy carbonated drinks, don't deprive yourself totally - it's better to drink a can of it a day than starve yourself of it completely and three weeks down the line, find yourself binging on the full calorie stuff. :)
     
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    i wouldn't drink either as it will stain teeth over time.
     
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