- 06-05-2006, 09:41 PM
All I can say is WOW.
It's been some time since I've had any soda...let alone diet. So I'm shopping today, and I'm like "Diet Coke sounds good". Big Mistake! I fricking am soooo bloated after about half a 20oz bottle. Never again! Crystal Light all the way!E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
- 06-05-2006, 09:43 PM
I like diet soda. Coke Zero can really get me through some junk food cravings. Crystal light is good too but sometimes I need a little bubbly, especially now that I don't drink beer.Recent log:http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/213350-lean-efx-refined.html
06-05-2006, 09:55 PM
06-05-2006, 10:15 PM
06-05-2006, 10:27 PM
Originally Posted by Rage (SoCal)
I believe I get the bloat feeling because of all the carbination. Can't believe it doesn't hit you too. haha
06-05-2006, 10:56 PM
06-05-2006, 11:28 PM
06-05-2006, 11:40 PM
Coke Zero is so much better than Diet Coke it's ridiculous.
Tastes the same as regular Coke. I used to get headaches drinking diet sodas and such. Now not so much. Damn aspartame addiction
06-06-2006, 02:31 AM
06-06-2006, 07:43 AM
Originally Posted by rampage jackson
It's a coca-cola product, what do you expect? If you want something diet without bloat, try Diet Lipton Green tea or Diet Lipton Green Tea Mixed Berry. Great products made by the best cola company Pepsi.
06-06-2006, 07:46 AM
I prefer diet coke because I feel that Coke Zero is way to sweet tasting. If I am really craving sugar or something then coke zero works well but for just drinking if I want something other than the ussual crystal light diet coke all the way (and no bloat!) Coke zero does have 0 cals as well as opposed to 30
06-06-2006, 07:50 AM
06-06-2006, 12:49 PM
06-06-2006, 01:00 PM
06-08-2006, 09:12 AM
I've never been much of a diet cola fan but I prefer diet Pepsi over Coke. Actually to me one of the best tasting diet drinks is diet cherry 7-up.
06-09-2006, 04:02 PM
06-09-2006, 05:31 PM
Off topic a little, but ever since I gave up caffeinated sodas, my incidence of headaches has gone way down. I have more energy, and I feel a lot better.
I can't tell you this for certain, but at least with stims other than caffeine, the net result is that they seem to do more harm than good. For what little temporary boost you get from them, the aftermath just doesn't justify taking them in the first place (at least for me. I understand everybody is different).
I have read that the reason that caffeine was added to soft drinks, is to make them addictive. I know lots of people at work that can't function, without their morning coffee.
At least for me, stims are like borrowing money from the bank at high interest. Okay, yes, you might need the boost right now, but in the long run, you're going to be better off if you just keep up with your cardio, and give yourself energy the natural way. At least that's how it works for me.
Yes, carbonated beverages make me feel bloated as all he11, and cause me gas.
'like the taste, but don't want so much gas? Pour your soda slowly into a warm glass, and let most the CO2 boil out before you drink it. Yes, your drink will be a little flat, but would you rather be farting and bloated for the next couple hours?
C10H15N free since '93
06-09-2006, 06:32 PM
Originally Posted by TINYTOAD
I've heard that same exact thing from one of my psych professors, except it was the opposite. He told us that one of his collegues tried to give up coffee which she did successfully for about 2 months but she started getting the worse headaches. She tried everything to get rid of it but it never went away. She drank a cup of coffee just to see how that worked out and what do you know, her headache went away. Go figure...
06-09-2006, 06:58 PM
When I gave up caffeine on a regular basis, I had an increase in the frequency in my headaches as I went through caffeine withdraw. Yes, it took a while, but I'm doing much better without the drug. And no, I can't tell you how long it took to ween myself off it it, but as I recall, it was more than a month. Similarly, when I stopped using desoxyephedrine, that took a couple of months for sure, and the process wasn't fun.
If I get an allergy induced headache, caffeine helps to get rid of it, but I'm prone to getting another headache once the caffeine goes away. Caffeine is a crutch. It's not some vital mineral or anything that's going to benefit you in the long run.
Caffeine is put in beverages to get you hooked. It's like nicotine in cigaretts, but not nearly as dangerous or addictive. However, it's addictive all the same, but to a much lesser extent.
Here's my experience.... want more energy, and want to feel better? Go work out at the gym four or five days per week, and get some good cardio in. Stay away from stims, and feel good and energetic, because you are in-shape and have built up your own endurance.
Using stims, is like borrowing money from the bank at high interest. Yes, in the short run, it might keep you going, but in the long run, it's going to sap the life out of you.
Originally Posted by Achilles13
06-09-2006, 08:30 PM
06-09-2006, 08:41 PM
I used to drink 5 12 oz. diet cokes a day, whenever I felt the urge to pee it was like I had to go RIGHT now, this really sucked whenever I was not near a bathroom, I almost did the I gotta pee dance a few times, I now just have maybe one a day a few times a week and the need to go immediately has gone away, there have been a few times I would have three or four a day and it came right back, I,m done with that.....
06-09-2006, 10:18 PM
06-09-2006, 10:49 PM
06-10-2006, 01:54 AM
You're refering to the crystal light having 30 right?Originally Posted by OCCFan023
E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
06-11-2006, 03:48 AM
Originally Posted by ryano
To be honest the company is just better than cokes. I've worked for both companies and I had to say, Pepsi products taste better IMO ESP the water.
06-11-2006, 03:49 AM
06-11-2006, 08:40 AM
One of the reasons I like diet 7-up is because of no caffeine. It's also sweetened with splenda which makes it taste much better imo. I love the diet cherry 7-up. If you haven't tried it give it a shot.
06-11-2006, 05:36 PM
06-11-2006, 06:06 PM
I have bought both ...never really noticed a difference..I usually just hit the water fountain between sets.Originally Posted by Achilles13
06-11-2006, 08:18 PM
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