- 04-03-2009, 08:34 PM
- 04-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Diet drinks without caffeine are preferable if you already get caffeine from elsewhere IMO. Also certain artificial sweeteners are better than others. So you might want stevia over sucralose over aspartame.
I've heard some pretty good reviews about the organic fruit-extract Vitaberry that can be mixed with water and has minimal carbs. You can even grab it from NutraPlanet with your next order, only 4g of carbs per serving and they're naturally occurring (15cals/8oz). I've got some en route that I'm excited to try.
- 04-03-2009, 09:21 PM
04-03-2009, 09:22 PM
Oh, and what makes you think that Diet Mountain Dew is healthy? Just because it says "diet" on it?
04-04-2009, 02:23 AM
04-04-2009, 07:57 PM
bubbachew i just think diet dew tastes better than other diet drinks, i never said it was healthy that is why i asked
04-04-2009, 11:40 PM
Start drinking more water and tea....and I'd advise brewing your own iced tea....there are unwanted additives in most of the tea's you buy at the local gas station.
04-05-2009, 02:52 PM
04-05-2009, 03:47 PM
Try Diet Rite. It doesn't have caffeine, calories, sodium or aspartame. They use Ace K and sucralose. I have the cherry cola and it's hard to be beat.
04-05-2009, 06:54 PM
04-05-2009, 09:19 PM
Should one stay out of the way of skim milk if aiming for fat loss?
04-06-2009, 12:01 AM
04-06-2009, 07:44 AM
04-06-2009, 08:53 AM
04-06-2009, 09:04 AM
04-06-2009, 11:22 AM
Diet soda is horrible for you, the artificial sweeteners most of them are toxic to your cells and nerves, cancer causing as well. They also are way sweeter than regular sugar so they give you an addiction to sweet things. People who drink Diet Soda instead of Regular Soda usually gain more weight!!!
DRINK WATER lots of WATER its the best thing for you
04-06-2009, 01:43 PM
04-06-2009, 07:06 PM
04-07-2009, 08:21 AM
[QUOTE=UKStrength;1902770]I don't know if I agree about the toxicity, you'd have to drink an AWFUL lot of artificial sweetener-based drinks for it to reach toxic levels.
In moderation I would agree with you, but if you are drinking 1-2 cans of pop a day, along with any other diet drink or food it starts to add up and over a period of time you will start to see side effects.
SIDE EFFECTS TO ASPARTAME:
Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.
THESE CAN BE TRIGGERED OR WORSENED BY ASPARTAME:
Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinsonís disease, alzheimerís, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.
I would do without!
04-07-2009, 08:44 AM
Hey Cinn. you out there? read this post.
Wonder why Diabetes could be worsened by Aspartame (and most artificial sweeteners)? It wouldn't be due to insulin levels, would it? naaaaaaahhhhhhh
And I don't know if it's true or not, but I read a long time ago that Aspartame is actually ant poison, and can lead to a damaged nervous system over time when consumed in large amounts.
04-07-2009, 08:51 AM
04-07-2009, 08:54 AM
04-07-2009, 09:01 AM
04-07-2009, 09:01 AM
04-07-2009, 09:07 AM
But I'll stick to my water and home-brewed green tea.
Thanks guys. Have a nice day.
04-07-2009, 09:09 AM
04-07-2009, 09:13 AM
04-07-2009, 10:31 AM
The biggest danger within soda is not the HFCS or artificial sweeteners, it is the preservatives.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
04-07-2009, 11:01 AM
04-07-2009, 11:15 AM
04-07-2009, 12:02 PM
A was only a few years ago we were advised to chuck out eggs because of 'bad' cholesterol, yet there were no long-term, cohort studies to prove it had any effect on blood cholesterol or incidence of coronary heart disease.
I think the same will probably be said for artificial sweeteners, moderation is the key. They're a useful weapon in the fight for a perfect physique, just don't base your entire diet on them.
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