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Old 04-13-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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I drink at least a litre of coke zero/diet coke a day. Today I have drank 3 litres of the stuff. Its zero cals (well near enough) But I feel like I'm replacing water with it.

What do you think? How bad is diet coke/coke zero for you? Should I give this habit the shove?
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
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I like the stuff.

I plan to continue drinking diet pop in its various manifestations for the rest of my life. I don't drink 3 liters of the stuff in one day, that does seem to be a bit excessive, but I will cheerfully drink a couple of cans of diet coke or pepsi every week or so.

I'm sure it is not good for me, but there are worse habits I could have. Should you abandon your habit? That's purely up to you.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:47 PM   #3
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It's bad. For a whole mess of reasons. But MAN I love the stuff too. I will never give up coke zero no matter what. So lately I won't buy 12 packs because I'll just drink all of them. Now I keep them out of the house and one buy ONE once in a while when I'm out and about. Keep only water at your place and you'll drink it!
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That is so true. My parents never allowed me to have fizzy pop when I as little and its like I've discovered this stuff and just want it all!! I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke, and I no longer eat really unhealthily. I think today has just been a really weird day. I think I'm going to cut back alot but I still love it. I can't stand the full sugar coca cola!! Its far too sweet. But I love diet coke and coke zero!
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Holy crap. That reminds me!

I went shopping on my lunch break and when I went to check out there was this woman already there paying. She kept saying "No, I want more" "How many can you give me?" She sounded like she was trying to score crack. LOL

I couldn't see her cart and had no idea what she was referring to. Finally she said "I was 40 cases!" So they gave her a raincheck. As she was walking out, I finally realized her cart was overflowing (literally!) with diet pepsi!

Now, I like a diet coke or whatnot but I thought to myself "She really must hate her kidneys!" Tad off topic but I had to share.
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I pretty much gave it up since the caffeine was making me feel bizarre, and I felt that I was replacing water with it as well, which meant feeling dehydrated.

I really wish we had Crystal light etc in the UK, I love water but sometimes it's rather boring. We have bottles of flavored water but I find it hard to find the sugar free versions and they're not worth the 100 cals per bottle.
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@Muffin: Thats a great story!! I swear if I don't cut back soon that could very well be me!!

And serendipty: I can't stand flavoured water. Its vile. And not worth it at all. I'd rather plain tap water!!

I got this stupid thing in my head today and its gonna sound like I'm crazy but I haveto ask.... Does it dye your insides? Cos its such a dark colour!!


***PLease don't mock me....I really can't bear the thought of browny black insides lol
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@Muffin: Thats a great story!! I swear if I don't cut back soon that could very well be me!!

And serendipty: I can't stand flavoured water. Its vile. And not worth it at all. I'd rather plain tap water!!

I got this stupid thing in my head today and its gonna sound like I'm crazy but I haveto ask.... Does it dye your insides? Cos its such a dark colour!!


***PLease don't mock me....I really can't bear the thought of browny black insides lol
I would think it more affects your colon/waste.

If you've ever had too much grape Crystal Light for example, the dye turns turns your poo green. True story!
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I too confess to being a diet popaholic.
In fact, I regularly drink 4-6 litres a day. I have recently cut back drastically. I found that diet pop played with my hunger hormones - I always felt hungry after drinking it. Now, I have a glass of water first, 1 glass of pop, and then another glass of water to balance it out. If I'm really thirsty, the water will take care of it. I can't stop cold turkey, but I'm going to make sure I work for the pop! Now I drink for true thirst, and I'm not always hungry either.
Someone once tried to scare me out of pop by saying that it turns to formeldahyde in your tummy. I just told them that I was being perfectly preserved/pickled form the inside out, and that I was planning on saving money on my embalment!
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I drink one can of soda a day. When I started this journey I switched to caffeine free diet soda - what? Take out all the good stuff? I don't need to sugar (prefer it without anyway) and the caffeine makes me hungry. I just love the flavor, so my midday treat is one can. I never have more. The rest of the day I drink water and soon as it warms up, unsweetened, half herbal/half decaf black iced tea.

3 liters is excessive though... so try to treat it more like a treat - especially because of the caffeine.
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google uses for soda... I have tried a couple of the uses and so far it has worked better then draino and liquid plumber to declog drains as well as far better then any cleaning product to clean a disgusting tub and toilet... Ill drink it every once in awhile but i can imagine the havoc its causing my innards so its a rare treat
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Oh god, I know exactly where you're coming from. For some reason I detest coke zero, but have an all-out addiction to diet pepsi. To make matters worse, I discovered those blue and pink diet mountain dews they sell now and am obsessed with them. I know how bad they are for me, but it's SUCH a hard thing to give up, as sometimes I depend on that sugar-free caffeine to keep me sane.
The joke around my house is that they're gonna have a diet-soda intervention for me. Also that if you cut into my veins, a brown cola-colored liquid would spurt out.
I just try to limit myself one or two a day, which is pretty bad, but I would and could drink 24 in a day if I didn't limit them.
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hello,
I think you should look at the ingredients, what's inside.
If you see cola as a drink to make thirst go away, that's bad.
If you drank that stuff, you eat while you actually drink.

It's better to drink teas or mineral water to quench thirst.

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I used to drink 2-3 litres of diet coke a day. I knew that it was bad for me, just like the smoking. I quit both May 25 2009. The blinding headaches from the sudden caffeine withdrawl really helped take my mind of of the effects of nicotine withdrawl-LOL. And yes it made me gain weight even faster for a while as I substitued other stuff for the pop and smokes (and I missed the fizziness of the soda). I now drink mostly water and herbal tea, and club soda, sometimes with a lemon or lime wedge- I love it for the fizz. When I tried a diet coke awhile ago I ended up pouring it out, it was revoltingly (is that a word??) sweet. Benefits?? No aspartame and the bad things it does to my body, no caffeine and the bad things that it does to my body, and believe it or not , the softest skin that I have had in years!!!!!!!!~
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:05 PM   #15
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Hi I am jules 1216 and I am a Coca-cola addict...forget the zero and diet stuff...it's like giving an alcoholic a near-beer...I cant keep it in the house...
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