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    I am really trying to stay away from sugary drinks and only drink water, skim milk, and diet mountain dew. I am not a big fan of diet drinks, but diet mountain dew tastes pretty good. What are yalls favorite healthy drinks? Are some diet drinks healthier than other?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lene28 View Post
    I am really trying to stay away from sugary drinks and only drink water, skim milk, and diet mountain dew. I am not a big fan of diet drinks, but diet mountain dew tastes pretty good. What are yalls favorite healthy drinks? Are some diet drinks healthier than other?
    LOL just don't drink them....easy as that....

    about the only things I drink is water, green tea and coffee.
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    Oh, and what makes you think that Diet Mountain Dew is healthy? Just because it says "diet" on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lene28 View Post
    I am really trying to stay away from sugary drinks and only drink water, skim milk, and diet mountain dew. I am not a big fan of diet drinks, but diet mountain dew tastes pretty good. What are yalls favorite healthy drinks? Are some diet drinks healthier than other?
    skim milk is a sugary drink
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    bubbachew i just think diet dew tastes better than other diet drinks, i never said it was healthy that is why i asked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lene28 View Post
    bubbachew i just think diet dew tastes better than other diet drinks, i never said it was healthy that is why i asked
    Usually the artificial sweeteners in diet drinks aren't all that healthy, although they are "zero calories". Just give the soda up...whether it be diet or regular.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachew View Post
    Usually the artificial sweeteners in diet drinks aren't all that healthy, although they are "zero calories". Just give the soda up...whether it be diet or regular.

    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.
    Telling people to completely give up the little things they enjoy(especially when it's not going to impact their kcal goals) is a good way help them fall off track at some point in the future.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinn View Post
    Telling people to completely give up the little things they enjoy(especially when it's not going to impact their kcal goals) is a good way help them fall off track at some point in the future.
    Self-discipline, sir. You must have that being dedicated to a diet.


    If you enjoy your soda, then drink it. It's your own body. I was just giving advice.
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    Should one stay out of the way of skim milk if aiming for fat loss?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachew View Post
    Self-discipline, sir. You must have that being dedicated to a diet.


    If you enjoy your soda, then drink it. It's your own body. I was just giving advice.
    Self-discipline is much better to maintain when one doesn't remove all the little joys from their diet. Diet soda is not counterproductive in this context so why get rid of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lene28 View Post
    I am really trying to stay away from sugary drinks and only drink water, skim milk, and diet mountain dew. I am not a big fan of diet drinks, but diet mountain dew tastes pretty good. What are yalls favorite healthy drinks? Are some diet drinks healthier than other?
    Well, same here. I'm not very much interested with diet drinks.. So, I didn't know so much about them. Anyway, you can have your diet in other ways, by means of food, exercise, etc.. :dl:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinn View Post
    Self-discipline is much better to maintain when one doesn't remove all the little joys from their diet. Diet soda is not counterproductive in this context so why get rid of it?
    Artificial sweeteners DO spike insulin levels, so therefore, it COULD be counterproductive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachew View Post
    Artificial sweeteners DO spike insulin levels, so therefore, it COULD be counterproductive.
    Agreed. I try to stay away from 'diet' products where possible due to this effect, opting for coffee, herbal/green tea or water, but it's often inevitable since they're in a lot of bodybuilding products e.g. protein powders.
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    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
    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.

    Everything causes cancer these days, I'd take that with a pinch of salt

    I agree about your point on water though, good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachew View Post
    Artificial sweeteners DO spike insulin levels, so therefore, it COULD be counterproductive.
    Nahhhh. It may be a concern if you are a mouse. The human data doesn't hold up so well.


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    [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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKStrength View Post
    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!

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachew View Post
    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.
    A simple search would have revealed this is completely false. There's no need to perpetuate misinformation like this.

    http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/antpoison.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachew View Post


    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.
    I provided actual peer-reviewed sources. You and Tone have provided googled opinions. Just sayin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    A simple search would have revealed this is completely false. There's no need to perpetuate misinformation like this.

    http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/antpoison.asp
    That's why I said I wasn't sure if it was true or not...I never said it was a fact...I was hoping someone (you, in this instance) would chime in and enlighten the false information that I had once heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinn View Post
    I provided actual peer-reviewed sources. You and Tone have provided googled opinions. Just sayin.
    Okay, so in conclusion, based on your findings, drink all the diet soda and artificial sweeteners you want. They're not bad for you, and they have no effect on one's body...that's what I got out of it.

    But I'll stick to my water and home-brewed green tea.

    Thanks guys. Have a nice day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachew View Post
    Okay, so in conclusion, based on your findings, drink all the diet soda and artificial sweeteners you want. They're not bad for you, and they have no effect on one's body...that's what I got out of it.

    But I'll stick to my water and home-brewed green tea.

    Thanks guys. Have a nice day.
    Nope...that's not what I said. Like everything in life, moderation is key but the bashings against artificial sweeteners in this thread are ill-founded. I provided citations for your benefit.

    Learning is half the battle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinn View Post
    Nope...that's not what I said. Like everything in life, moderation is key but the bashings against artificial sweeteners in this thread are ill-founded. I provided citations for your benefit.

    Learning is half the battle!
    I rather just avoid them all together...I've never really been a fan of diet drinks anyways....they're too sweet for me.

    Anyways, thanks again, Cinn.
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    The biggest danger within soda is not the HFCS or artificial sweeteners, it is the preservatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinn View Post
    I provided actual peer-reviewed sources. You and Tone have provided googled opinions. Just sayin.

    I have been certified in nutrition. this stuff is just common everyday knowledge to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    I have been certified in nutrition. this stuff is just common everyday knowledge to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Many, if not most, nutrition certifications are well behind current research. Nutrition is amongst the most dynamic and individualized of all sciences.
    Totally agree mate, and a lot of so-called nutritional 'fact' is based upon poorly evidenced research, the goal posts are always changing.

    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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