Diet Soda while cutting

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  1. Diet Soda while cutting


    What is everyone's opinion on Diet Soda? Avoid at all costs, minimal consumption, or does not matter how much you drink.


  2. I haven't drank soda in years FWIW
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  3. every so often,

    im a huge crystal lite person but trying to find alternatives like regular tea lemon juice and a natural sweetener

  4. From a simply bodybuilding/not-health perspective, you can drink it between meals. But I would avoid drinking it with a meal.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    From a simply bodybuilding/not-health perspective, you can drink it between meals. But I would avoid drinking it with a meal.
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  6. Drink as muuch as you desire, I love when people say you shouldn't. In fact a few of my friends drink it all the way through their contests and won their pro cards (naturally). An extreme case was a kid 20 years old in Septemeber, he won the whole show and I overheard him saying that the only thing that kept him going was a whole case of diet cherry pepsi everyday the last 2 weeks. He was Diced. So there's your answer buddy boiii

  7. Quote Originally Posted by JajaNe20 View Post
    Drink as muuch as you desire, I love when people say you shouldn't. In fact a few of my friends drink it all the way through their contests and won their pro cards (naturally). An extreme case was a kid 20 years old in Septemeber, he won the whole show and I overheard him saying that the only thing that kept him going was a whole case of diet cherry pepsi everyday the last 2 weeks. He was Diced. So there's your answer buddy boiii
    While I am pro diet soda, It doesn't make sense to have more than a couple a day. The sodium content alone can justify that. In all honesty I don't think diet soda will effect you in a negative fashion as long as you make sure you are getting enough water. In no way should you be replacing water with any type of soda. In the instance that you drink one too many... Up your potassium intake a bit

  8. Diet soda is my dessert when I'm cutting.

  9. the only things i drink are water and my preworkout
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  10. Diet soda contains no calories.

    This should be the only argument needed.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by TheProfessor View Post
    Diet soda contains no calories.

    This should be the only argument needed.
    It has calories, but really it's grasping at straws. FDA only regulates listing calorie contents for the macros, so things like sucrolose, aspartame and even alcohol get a pass. Last I check, sucrolose had a calorie content of 2/gram, about half of a standard carb. So the real question to ask is how many grams are used in each bottle of soda.
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  12. Not a bid deal, big fan of diet pepsi here. I wash down 2 meals a day with diet diet pepsi and occasionally diet dr. pepper.

  13. Love me some diet soda, calories are barely measurable and it keeps u sane...nuff said
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  14. Dont get me wrong i cheat once a week in my diet but if you cant leave the soda IMO that says something about your commitment to BB. But i guess if your not competition serious i would find it okay. I am by no means competition ready but thats my goal so i always tell myself "your competition is training right now and is doing anything they can to out work me, what am I gonna do about it?"
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by rochabp View Post
    Dont get me wrong i cheat once a week in my diet but if you cant leave the soda IMO that says something about your commitment to BB. But i guess if your not competition serious i would find it okay. I am by no means competition ready but thats my goal so i always tell myself "your competition is training right now and is doing anything they can to out work me, what am I gonna do about it?"
    I'll tell you what your going to do about it.... your going to stop drinking diet soda, that's what your going to do about it!!!!!
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  16. I drink diet coke. I try to stay heavy on water consumption, but occasionally a diet soda is incredibly refreshing.
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    I'll tell you what your going to do about it.... your going to stop drinking diet soda, that's what your going to do about it!!!!!
    yeah!
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  18. i drink it all the time. no problems
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  19. I drink the calorie free, sugar free soda in moderation.
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    I was a big fan of Coke Zero (tasted dead-on to the regular, to me). Outside of that, I hated most diet sodas because the taste was just always off. There are a few I'm okay with (Dr. Pepper, Sierra Mist, root beer), but I loathe most. I never drank more than one a day other than if I was out at a party in college/grad school and I'd have a handful of cherry coke zeros while the guys were drinking beers. Recently, I've given it up completely, again, though. I tend to do better overall when I just drink water and whatever my supplements may be. I'd rather drink a good flavored BCAA product than a diet soda if I was craving something sweet.
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  21. hmm i have a feeling im alone on this one. never a fan of diet or regular soda, maybe because growing up everyone who i saw drink diet saw was freaking obese it wasnt funny. i would watch them drink a gallon yes literally a gallon of diet soda throughout the day, i guess that always stuck with me. idk you guys enjoy ur "diet soda" i prefer hydrating water or very worst that sugar free gatoraid. idk just me.
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    It has calories, but really it's grasping at straws. FDA only regulates listing calorie contents for the macros, so things like sucrolose, aspartame and even alcohol get a pass. Last I check, sucrolose had a calorie content of 2/gram, about half of a standard carb. So the real question to ask is how many grams are used in each bottle of soda.
    Artificial sweeteners are used in milligram and even microgram quantities.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by rochabp
    Dont get me wrong i cheat once a week in my diet but if you cant leave the soda IMO that says something about your commitment to BB. But i guess if your not competition serious i would find it okay. I am by no means competition ready but thats my goal so i always tell myself "your competition is training right now and is doing anything they can to out work me, what am I gonna do about it?"
    I guess i dont really understand ur rationale here; as I'm sitting here takin a dump im probably burning off more than the minute quantity of calories i consumed f
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by rochabp
    Dont get me wrong i cheat once a week in my diet but if you cant leave the soda IMO that says something about your commitment to BB. But i guess if your not competition serious i would find it okay. I am by no means competition ready but thats my goal so i always tell myself "your competition is training right now and is doing anything they can to out work me, what am I gonna do about it?"
    I guess i dont really understand ur rationale here; as I'm sitting here takin a dump im probably burning off more than the minute quantity of calories i consumed from my diet soda today, how does that negate my drive and commitment?

    Dieting smart=/=dieting painfully. Its all about calories in vs caliries out. When getting to the last little bit of dieting where it starts to suck the most, i would rather get a boost of energy from the caffiene and enjoy something refreshing and delicious (again with barely any calorie content) than be miserable and lethargic
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by Beast Sports View Post
    I guess i dont really understand ur rationale here; as I'm sitting here takin a dump im probably burning off more than the minute quantity of calories i consumed from my diet soda today, how does that negate my drive and commitment?

    Dieting smart=/=dieting painfully. Its all about calories in vs caliries out. When getting to the last little bit of dieting where it starts to suck the most, i would rather get a boost of energy from the caffiene and enjoy something refreshing and delicious (again with barely any calorie content) than be miserable and lethargic
    im trying to say its a psychological thing with me.
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  26. Ha. Miserable and lethargic to LESS miserably and lethargic.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by TheProfessor View Post
    Ha. Miserable and lethargic to LESS miserably and lethargic.
    For as much as i despise cutting, i'll take anything i can get ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast Sports View Post
    For as much as i despise cutting, i'll take anything i can get ha
    I hear meth works wonders

    lol

    But to add something serious and worthwhile, I agree with you. You don't have to be miserable to make progress. I also see the other spectrum and that's just that diet soda typically leads to me having more sweet tooth cravings than normal. There's nothing that says you can't have it, though or that it will hinder you. I still wouldn't take down a case a day, though lol.
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  29. Quote Originally Posted by TheProfessor View Post
    Artificial sweeteners are used in milligram and even microgram quantities.
    It's about 1gr/can. Average can of diet soda has around 2kcals. Like I said, grasping at straws but still it's not calorie free . What's interesting is the artificial sweetener's effects on taste receptor up regulation in L cells. May not be the wisest thing to consume something that makes you want more sweet things when dieting. But hey, the easy solution is just to drink more diet soda. Works good for the beverage industry. The money is all in the comeback, just like drugs.
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  30. I'll concede to it.
  

  
 

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