South Beach Diet - Carbonated water ??

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07-19-2008, 08:36 PM
Do you retain water when you drink sparkling water?? I don't drink diet soda because of the sodium but the water is sugar free and sodium free and calorie free..

I get a craving for cabonated beverages just wondering if these are okay because if I drank a can or 2 of diet pepsi I retain like mad.


07-19-2008, 08:54 PM
Sparkling water or seltzer water that have no sodium won't cause water retention. I drink this stuff all the time! There are no artificial sweeteners in the water I drink, so not sure if that would be a factor.

07-20-2008, 02:39 AM
Even though it doesn't have sodium, it has Co2....which makes me bloaty and gassy....although not for long like sodium.

07-20-2008, 04:13 PM
There's lots of things in Diet Coke that aren't "food". Probably everything in Diet Coke. I quit drinking it but very occasionally. But to put it in perspective, a can of Diet Coke as 40 mg sodium, and a glass of milk has about 125 mg sodium.

07-20-2008, 09:44 PM
I also feel bloated with diet beverages which is another reason why I rarely drink them.