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    Coke Zero during Cutting?


    Would Coke 'Zero' with 0 sodium, 0 calories and 0 sugar offset your insulin, GH, glucagon, leptin, or cortisol levels to any significant degree?

    It contains sucralose, which is 600 x more sweet than sugar but similar to stevia and splenda in structure which is does not metabolize but simply passes through your digestive system making it calorically free, and acesulfame-potassium. Thoughts?

    Seems to good to be true to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeighbourMike View Post
    Would Coke 'Zero' with 0 sodium, 0 calories and 0 sugar offset your insulin, GH, glucagon, leptin, or cortisol levels to any significant degree?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    No

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    In other words, chug away?

    I think I'm gonna tear up a bit, what with just having weighed up my meals for the next 3 low carb days..what a relief.
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    Your perfectly fine, i even drink it pretty close up until a show. Wont hurt your results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeighbourMike View Post
    Would Coke 'Zero' with 0 sodium, 0 calories and 0 sugar offset your insulin, GH, glucagon, leptin, or cortisol levels to any significant degree?

    It contains sucralose, which is 600 x more sweet than sugar but similar to stevia and splenda in structure which is does not metabolize but simply passes through your digestive system making it calorically free, and acesulfame-potassium. Thoughts?

    Seems to good to be true to me.
    Theres a few threads on sweetners (i think one was called Companies leave out the !!!! )Which has good info
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    Just drink water instead. Are you just drinking a can or like a few bottles?
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    I go weeks where I drink a 2 liter Pepsi Max a day and then sometimes I wont drink it at all. No difference at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke_PNI View Post
    Your perfectly fine, i even drink it pretty close up until a show. Wont hurt your results.
    Okay thanks. I find it ruins my appetite for water, as it so sugarly tasting that you can't drink it nearly as fast as water, nor do I want to.

    Afterwards I notice that I've been sipping it, mostly to wet my mouth here and there, instead of gulping down water like I usually try to do to get my 2 gallons minimum a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuZo View Post
    Just drink water instead. Are you just drinking a can or like a few bottles?
    Just a few cans @ first, I've noticed I've amped it to like 1-2 a day but I think I'm gonna cut back a fair bit, I don't like how sugarly it is. Maybe only on weekends when I'm studying for my college CSEP.
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    I have 1-2 diet sodas a day. During prep more. At teh end of prep I drink up to 4. It makes me feel full and it tastes awesome and sometimes it just helps put me a good mood. I enjoy the hell out of it. I've even drank it up to the day of the show with no problems.
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    I keep diet soda in my prep (just for sanity) up until a week before show or photo shoot and suffer zero detrimental effects in terms of fat loss results.
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    If not mistaken it will have effects if you are running a leangains or IF diet while on the fasted stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bla55 View Post
    If not mistaken it will have effects if you are running a leangains or IF diet while on the fasted stage.
    Do you have any biological interaction evidence to support this claim?
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    have your coke zero op. dont worry about little things that wont make a difference
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    no it dosent
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumminslifter View Post
    no it dosent
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    Good info here. I've been avoiding Soda's like the plague cause I thought the carbonation had some effects on muscles...
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