3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Food > Nutrition and Labeling

Energy Drinks...will they keep me fat? HELP!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
*Buttercup*
 
mypinkpolkadot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Posts: 196

S/C/G: 342/208/145

Height: 5'5''

Exclamation Energy Drinks...will they keep me fat? HELP!

As I type this I'm sipping on a sugar free rock star. I love the taste of these... and only 10 calories a serving. With a full time job, and gym, and trying to just breathe sometimes, I grab one of these. Are they bad for me? Will they affect my weight loss? Heres whats in them..(i only drink sugar free rock stars)


Rockstar Sugar Free Supplement Facts (serving size 8 fl. oz.)

Calories: 10
Total Carb: 0 g
Sodium: 125 mg 5%
Vitamin B2: 3.4 mg 200%
Vitamin B3: 20 mg 100%
Vitamin B5: 10 mg 100%
Vitamin B6: 2 mg 100%
Vitamin B12: 6 mcg 100%
Taurine: 1000 mg
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract: 150 mg
Caffeine: 80 mg
Guarana Seed Extract: 25 mg
Inositol: 25 mg
L-Carnitine: 25 mg
Panax Ginseng Extract: 25 mg
Milk Thistle Extract: 20 mg
mypinkpolkadot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,185

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Depends on what you consider bad.

Artificial sweeteners causes cancer in lab rats in massive doses so some people believe they causes cancer in humans in much lower doses than the FDA does.

Caffeine can be very addictive. (I'm an addict to the tune of about 200-400mg a day) If I don't get my caffeine I will develop a very nasty headache.

They cost a lot of money. If you spend $2 a day on energy drinks that's $60 a month you could put to something else.

In regards to your weight loss energy drinks will actually help. They can slightly reduce appetite and speed up your CNS thus causing you to burn a few more calories. (Very few)
__________________
"Getting solid information is easier than ever. Getting misinformation is even easier." - Kaplods

Maintaining for two years and I eat whatever I want - just not however much I want. Details here.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 10:30 PM   #3
Made of Starstuff
 
Lovely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 8,806

Default

If you're thinking "bad" as in are they going to slow your weight loss... Probably not as long as you plan them in.

Each body is different, but there's no blanket rule that sugar free energy drinks are "bad".
Lovely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 01:42 PM   #4
Fit Jeff
 
shakespearestoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 26

S/C/G: 301/195

Height: 5'11"

Default

They will most likely add unneeded calories to your diet and alot of the chemicals in them are not beneficial to you.
shakespearestoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,371

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

Will they keep you fat? Absolutely not, as long as they are low-calorie or you budget for the calories (if you drank the full sugar ones and didn't count them in your calorie budget, that's a different story).

There are thousands of ways to encounter less-than-beneficial chemicals. Personally, I believe that environmental chemicals are far more dangerous than those approved by the FDA. Ultimately though, this is a personal choice. I highly recommend reading a book or two on food, cosmetic, and household chemicals (just type food additive guide in the amazon.com search button and a lot of good books will pop up. Read the reviews to find the ones you're most interested in and then check them out or order them through your library.

Once you know what the ingredients are, and the issues around the source and safety, you'll be less and less stumped by an ingredient label.

"Don't eat it, if you can't pronounce it," isn't terrible advice, but once you learn that some of those "mystery ingredients" are actually natural additives or even vitamins, you can make even better and less limiting choices.
__________________
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 09:10 AM   #6
wants to walk away 200lbs
 
fatgyrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 120

S/C/G: 350 -last time I found a scale

Height: 5'7"

Default

I'd just look at total ounces and what they recommend you not exceed and stay with in it... I have used them, they can be addictive used regularly though. I used to drink one in the afternoons when driving the ice cream truck as when it is a choice between an energy drink and falling asleep behind the week (long hot days) I felt the energy drink was a better choice.
fatgyrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 09:15 PM   #7
StrawbAriana
 
strawbariana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 11

S/C/G: 200/140/120

Height: 5 ft 9 in

Default

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing... I drink the monster absolutely zero. More than once a day and it seems to actually have sped up my weight loss but I've read that the artificial sweeteners in it could do some damage.
strawbariana is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Pact mette Support Groups 234 01-08-2005 10:46 AM
*~*~*~ Spring Fling Challenge ~*~*~* **Jennifer** Chicks up for a Challenge 452 04-03-2004 05:53 PM
Need Help - Points for Superstore Muffins bluesky Weight Watchers 18 07-15-2002 03:59 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:47 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2