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    to diet soda or not to diet soda?

    just curious...I been having this arguement with my mother...lol...she thinks cuz the label has a bunch of zeros on it that diet soda is just fine. I believe it isnt but I cant fight my case. I really need to help her lose weight.... any facts I can use to explain to her that the soda isnt good.... or am I just wrong?

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    If she is drinking it all the time its obviously taking away from the amount of water she needs to be getting everyday. If I do drink a diet soda (which is probably 2 or 3 a week) I make sure to up my water intake. Some people will say diet soda is bad for you because of Aspartame but the studies that I have came accross contradict eachother so I don't know the truth about that (do a google search for "aspartame").

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    I drink it all the time while dieting.

    Helps to curb cravings and is a life saver in that regard.

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    I drink probably 2 a day and during cutting more than that... I do make sure to get my water in. They're fine as far as I can tell.

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    Some research is showing that aspartame will lead to weight gain over time. I tend to believe thats true. Not to mention the water retention.

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    that was my only life savor during my show prep... even got unflavored whey protein powder and made my shakes with it on some days

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    I am going to have to agree with your mom. Other than its a little high in sodium its a great drink of choice in my opinion

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    does aspartame make you retain water? I guess Diet Rite, which I've recently started trying is made with Splenda which ain't too shabby

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    i drink crystal light all the time with meals.. better than diet soda to me..

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    Dont even try to take my Diet Cherry Coke away from me!!!!


    I will not be able to make it without it!

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    Even though the atkins diet is crap in my book the dead ole dr did make a few good points. He mentioned how the false sweeteners had an effect on how the body burned calories. It can actually lead to weight gain as noted in this study done released a few hours ago.,
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...inks13-ON.html

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    splenda i dont think came out til after he died.. its derived from real sugar so i think its fine..

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    bb.com = trash

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooroo
    Even though the atkins diet is crap in my book the dead ole dr did make a few good points. He mentioned how the false sweeteners had an effect on how the body burned calories. It can actually lead to weight gain as noted in this study done released a few hours ago.,
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...inks13-ON.html
    See my comment about this in the other thread you started on this.



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    Doesnt matter where its posted, its all copy and paste material anyways super genious.

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    nice photoshop there SC, post me a link and save me time. I dont remember the post. make yourself useful.

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    Found it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooroo
    nice photoshop there SC, post me a link and save me time. I dont remember the post. make yourself useful.
    You're going to want to watch the way in which you talk to the others (the "super genius" comment, which you mis-spelled anyhow) and the way in which you talk to me (make yourself useful).

    If you cannot remember where you posted the bonehead article, then you've serious issues.

    Bottom line, lay off the flames.

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    I don't see how diet soda causes water retention... there is .0something sodium and no other calories... correct me if I'm wrong, but there seems to be no room for water retention in diet soda... if this stands true, I would be one bloated MF'er.

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    Sorry, didnt realize there were so may emotional people on here that take everything personal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooroo
    Sorry, didnt realize there were so may emotional people on here that take everything personal.
    there's not... generally people just don't care for asses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooroo
    Sorry, didnt realize there were so may emotional people on here that take everything personal.
    When you talk to people like an asshole, it's personal.

    You think the way in which you have talked to people is "normal"???

    Use your head for Christ's sake.

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    Diet Soda kiLLS BEWARE!!!!

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    drink pepsi one and diet coke, they are both offered w/ splenda (untill that becomes bad for u too)

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    im not too informed on the subject here but...isnt splenda the same as aspartame?

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    nah i think its sucralose

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