Im currenty cutting for my comp in 5 weeks and i have been drinking diet soda and i was wondering is diet soda bad to have in a diet? will it hurt my results? or should i just go back to drinking strickely water?
water and iced green tea with no sweetener
So are you saying that the soda is bad to drink well preping for a comp?
yeah, both in general as well as because of sodium levels. Its bad to drink in general
All the artificial crap in there can cause water retention I believe...I wouldn't use it pre contest but in a normal cutter I still drink diet soda...sometimes its a life saver...
When I was in the best shape before I started lifting was when I was drinking 2l of diet mt dew a day... Not a practice I recommend but I still enjoy a couple cans a day.
I'd drop the diet soda a couple of weeks before comp. Like Easy mentioned, water and green tea from there on. I'd say 1 or 2 diet soda's should be ok until your 2 weeks out due to it causing water retention.
hate diet soda
Diet soda in general is bad for you, considering the aforementioned things listed above (high sodium, water retention, etc.). Most diet sodas if not all of them contain Aspartame which is considered to be GRAS (ok its GRAS as a medicine, but not a food additive, but still makes me wonder) (i.e. generally regarded as safe, long term affects on human body are not known). I read about a study on of Aspartame on mice which caused cancer in a large number of the test subjects who were exposed to consistent levels on aspartame over a long period of time.
Also diet soda (and soda in general) erodes tooth enamel, increases the risk of metabolic syndrome, and a whole slew of other nasty things. Stick with water and green tea.
I drink diet coke alot about a 12 pack every 9 days that is not including energy drinks. I know it is bad, but I am kind of addicted to caffeine. Working on cutting back though. I also enjoy beef jerky, which has a much higher sodium content. Diet coke=40mg sodium as compared to jack links jerky which is about 600mgs sodium per serving with a total of 3 servings per bag. I increased my daily intake of water since I started doing low carb.
I drink diet dew like its going outa style, and never notice any issues with it.
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I read that pouring boiling water over green tea will destroy its antioxidizing effects. You have to heat it up to a certain degree.
Ditch the soda. There is too much sodium and artificial sweetners. As everyone else has stated drink water and green tea.
You shouldn't be worried about diet soda unless you are drinking a ****load of it. If you are only drinking a couple can a day, then you can keep it around until 2.5-2 weeks out. The sodium levels can be flushed out by taking in extra potassium. Don't go overboard with it though.
I drink up to 3-4 liters diet soda a day and have not experienced any adverse effects. LMAO at people concerned with the "high" sodium content in diet soda. Wow, all of 45mg per can? You need 4-8 GRAMS of sodium a day in your diet, providing you intake plenty of fluids.
Diet soda has aspartame. I wouldn't recommend drinking that.
A 2007 safety evaluation found that the weight of existing scientific evidence indicates that aspartame is safe at current levels of consumption as a non-nutritive sweetener. The sources and claims of many alleged aspartame dangers and conspiracies have been the subject of critical examination. In 1987, the U.S. Government Accountability Office concluded that the food additive approval process had been followed for aspartame. Based on government research reviews and recommendations from advisory bodies such as the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Food and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives, aspartame has been found to be safe for human consumption by more than ninety countries world-wide. In 1999, FDA scientists described the safety of aspartame as "clear cut" and stated that the product is "one of the most thoroughly tested and studied food additives the agency has ever approved."
Worry about something else IMO.