Originally Posted by Claygirl1518
At the very least, diet sodas do dehydrate you, and I'm already really bad about drinking water!
This is not true. All soda that I am aware of is hydrating.
Originally Posted by Serenity100
I find that if I drink too much diet soda it has the opposite affect, it causes me to retain water. The other day I drank 2 cans of diet Pepsi in one afternoon for the caffeine, and I noticed that each 12 oz can had 35 g sodium. so that was 70 g sodium. All I know is that it too me two days to release all the extra water.
With respect, unless you isolate all factors than you're just guessing. It's possible but stress is a much greater contributor to water retention than a small amount of added sodium in most people.
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