04-16-2005, 05:01 PM #1Member
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crsytal light in water? getting sick of regular water
I always drink lots of water but im starting my cycle soon and im trying to get my water intake to about 1.5-2 gallons of water a day but I am getting sick of regular... Do you think putting crystal light in my water to give it some flavor will defeat the purpose of drinking regular water? thank crystal light is like a 5 calorie sugar free drink mix
04-16-2005, 05:02 PM #2Retired Vet
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Nah, it's fine bro. Lots of people drink CL....
I used to drink it alot, but I now favour green tea, with a bit of lemon and splenda.
04-16-2005, 05:26 PM #3
if its good enough for swole its good enough for you
04-16-2005, 06:30 PM #4
Now, I'm not promoting a keto diet, but I've read in Keto studies before that said they weren't sure as to how aspartame affected insulin response, and that they wouldn't recommend using it. And I noticed when on a keto diet once that I was doing everything right except drinking tons of crystal light, and wavering in and out of mild ketosis. Crystal Light has tons of aspartame.
Again, I'm not promoting keto, just using it to reference that aspartame could give an insulin spike. I'm interested what somebody with more knowledge about the relationship of aspartame to insulin would say.
04-16-2005, 08:17 PM #5
Crystal Light IS THE ****!!
04-16-2005, 08:28 PM #6AR Hall of Fame
Originally Posted by alphaman
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I can drink CL all day (and do, ) and I'm fine. I've tested w/strips to see, and sure enough I'm fine (I don't do keto either however), but I know it doesn't affect me in any negative manner. I think it'd be best to test oneself to see how the affects are, just to be super safe. However, for most it won't be an issue.
04-16-2005, 08:43 PM #7
I must be super slin sensitive. Makes sense considering how much my waistline has grown on my "combination of carbs and fats diet" over the past year and a half!
04-17-2005, 11:40 AM #8
how do i test swole what the method
04-17-2005, 11:45 AM #9
The crystal light that I purchase is made from splenda. (sucralose)
04-17-2005, 12:02 PM #10
Oh, the peach crystal light is da ****!
04-17-2005, 12:23 PM #11
whats the testing mathod swole was talking bout to c if these drinks are eefecting me
04-17-2005, 05:53 PM #12Associate Member
Originally Posted by clubbinkid
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04-17-2005, 05:57 PM #13
just bought some strawberry-kiwi crystal light. mmmmmm....
04-17-2005, 06:53 PM #14Originally Posted by big_mike
04-18-2005, 06:31 PM #15
now when i piss on the keto strip what determines if i am safe what sahde purple determines if iam ok
04-18-2005, 06:45 PM #16
To test yourself, you would have to put yourself into ketosis(the strip will turn purple if your in ketosis). Then once yoour in ketosis, drink crystal light, and don't ingest any other carbs. Test yourself periodically over the day, if at any time the strip doesn't turn purple, the crystal light probably gives you an insulin spike.
04-18-2005, 07:36 PM #17Originally Posted by alphaman
04-21-2005, 08:26 AM #18
I can't drink diet soda or crystal light. I've been on the ketosis diet, now my third week. I can get into the 40-80% ketosis but not the highest level. That would be the darkest shade of purple. I don't know why since i am very very careful with my diet and never cheating. Does it matter what level purple you are in? Does darker mean your burning more calories?
04-21-2005, 08:28 AM #19
sorry about that, i meant does it mean that im burning more FAT!
04-21-2005, 10:29 AM #20
yes, it means larger ketone bodies are present in your urine.
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