Good for you when trying to cut, or counter productive?
I imagine they are bad, but I love them, and I see healthy people drinking them with little to no noticable effect.
Any help would be great!
You will be fine. If it helps you stay away from more destructive foods have at it. If I drink a lot of it though I tend to get a little bloated. Other than that you will be fine.
Are there any diet sodas out there that do not contain aspartame (Nutrasweet)? I have read articles and seen a documentary (Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World) that indicate aspartame has some unhealthy risks and can for some people have dangerous side effects. And I am not talking about people with phenylketonuria. These side effects can manifest themselves in normal people as well.
I love diet soda, but after doing a bit of researching I am now wary of consuming it very often.
Moderation is the key here much like everything. As long as you don't indulge in 1 pack (12 cans) each day for months on end you will be fine. They did have a study done, I believe by Perdue, indicating that when injesting diet drinks, it alters your metabolism (lowers it) so you actually end up gaining weight in the long run. It's the same as drinking water though (0 calories also, lower metabolism), so I see the smoke, but no fire.
Diet Rite soda's contain Splenda. I prefer the tangerine.
Diet soda usually has a PH of 3, which is insanely acidic. This won't help you're body maintain a more akaline balance.
The long term saftey of artificial sugars like aspartame is still questionable.
Diet soda's contain flouride which depletes your body of iodine. When you're deficient in iodine, your body can't manufacture T3, and your thyroid goes to hell.
Worst case senario you're looking at:
A slow thyroid = fat gain
Fake sugars that spike insulin a bit = fat gain
Very acidic = stomach indigestion, disgestion problems, etc
I mean dont get me wrong though. I find it hard to beleive that I am just putting something into my body and its doing nothing...i mean I guess its possible but it must do something. But normal intake shouldnt be an issue just dont hook yourself up to an IV.
i limit myself to one soda a week and when i do its a diet. it took a long time of cutting back. its almost like smoking, you cut down until you get comfortable. i really had such an addiction to dr pep that i couldnt just stop completely. i had to cut down to one a day, then every two days.... so on. now im one diet soda a week
i stay clear of all kinds of soda. I'll only drink something fizzy if its like a cider. but thats very rare
We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act, but a habit.
ill try to find the study but theres an intresting one on carbonated drinks in general. stating that the carbination is the actual enemy.
I <3 PubMed
Sucrose activates human taste pathways differently...[Neuroimage. 2008] - PubMed Result
If I'm reading this correctly, one could infer that using artificial sweeteners to cope with cravings might merely delay the inevitable.Originally Posted by Pubmed
This is the first time that I have read this abstract, but I have suspected that something along these lines might be feasible. I don't drink a lot of a soda, but when I do, I head for a fountain soda and mix half diet with half regular.
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
a guy I work with is on a very strict diet because he was trying to lose the most weight for a competition.. He drank Diet Coke because of low cal and no carbs.. Well, he just got out of the hospital finding that he has multiple stomach ulsters and has not been able to eat in 2 days due to pain... Stay away from it especially if you are watching what you eat.. Drink water....