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longhorn96 05-23-2011 05:14 PM

Need help NOW!
 
I'm having a really bad day. And I REALLY want a diet coke. really really really. I'm carrying all the stress in my neck and shoulders and usually a coke and some excedrine helps. I want one. Will it make a huge difference? I haven't had one in two weeks since I started OP. I don't want to ruin my progress. I'm perfectly OP so far.

MInewgoal 05-23-2011 05:30 PM

I have one every other week or so. Had one yesterday at the casino...

It doesn't kick you out of ketosis..it's mainly an acid thing...so every once in awhile....

Adrean 05-23-2011 05:51 PM

I know this is bad but I drink diet soda daily and it hasn't affected me and has kept me sane....it is an acid thing not a kicking you out of ketosis thing

carlasherea 05-23-2011 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by longhorn96 (Post 3861588)
I'm having a really bad day. Like I think I might be getting a divorce bad day. And I REALLY want a diet coke. really really really. I'm carrying all the stress in my neck and shoulders and usually a coke and some excedrine helps. I want one. Will it make a huge difference? I haven't had one in two weeks since I started OP. I don't want to ruin my progress. I'm perfectly OP so far.

I had one EVERYDAY and it didn't hinder me. Go ahead, if it will help and I'll pray for you.

GailMarie 05-23-2011 06:01 PM

is there any diet pop that has sucralose rather than aspartame?

SaskDragonfly 05-23-2011 06:02 PM

If you give in now, it will be easier to give in the next time. Try to distract yourself and it will pass. I find that Perrier Water helped me to get past what you are experiencing. I was an avid Diet Coke drinker - at one point in my life I drank 2 litres a day and now, I may have one once a month. It is tough in the beginning, but worth it.
The fact that you are able to recognize this craving and voice on this post is a HUGE victory in my books.

jenfett 05-23-2011 06:07 PM

Oh I am so sorry you are having such a bad day...truly I don't think one soda is going to hurt you in the least, there are worse thing you could like rade the fridge or something. Do what you have to do to help get you through this dificult time and also keep you on track. I do hope it gets better very soon for you.

longhorn96 05-23-2011 06:58 PM

Thank you everyone! I haven't given in yet. But I bought one (I'm at work... went to the vending machine and got a Coke Zero). It didn't feel very cold so I put it in the freezer. Now the question... will I grab it for the drive home? Will I forget and leave it to explode in the freezer? Or will I take it out and put it on the counter with a note giving it away? I leave in 10 minutes... I bet you're all on the edge of your seats!

2RIDEROLLERCOAST 05-23-2011 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by longhorn96 (Post 3861725)
Thank you everyone! I haven't given in yet. But I bought one (I'm at work... went to the vending machine and got a Coke Zero). It didn't feel very cold so I put it in the freezer. Now the question... will I grab it for the drive home? Will I forget and leave it to explode in the freezer? Or will I take it out and put it on the counter with a note giving it away? I leave in 10 minutes... I bet you're all on the edge of your seats!

Good luck to you, I stood in Walmart today looking at lime coke going ohhh how I miss it, well I walked away. I am going to get cola and lime syrup and have a fake coke one of these days.

Hope you took it out of the freezer, it is so messy when it explodes.

bikiniboy 05-23-2011 07:53 PM

If you're going to do it, you might as well get the diet coke sweetened with splenda. Yes they do have it. Like others said it won't kick you out of ketosis but at least you'll be using splenda versus aspartane..

Lisaf373 05-23-2011 07:58 PM

Have the Diet Coke. It *might* have an impact, but, if you need it that badly, it's a lot better than some of the other things you can turn to.

Diet Coke is one of my comfort foods, too. <3

Hope your day gets better.

blueandwhite 05-23-2011 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by GailMarie (Post 3861663)
is there any diet pop that has sucralose rather than aspartame?

I've heard there are more options in the US, but until recently I hadn't seen any here. HOWEVER, I recently found orange crush, cream soda, & shweppes ginger ale sweetened with splenda at Safeway. I'm not much of a pop drinker, but it's nice to have one once in a while.

GailMarie 05-23-2011 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by blueandwhite (Post 3861860)
I've heard there are more options in the US, but until recently I hadn't seen any here. HOWEVER, I recently found orange crush, cream soda, & shweppes ginger ale sweetened with splenda at Safeway. I'm not much of a pop drinker, but it's nice to have one once in a while.

I'm not much of a pop drinker either, but it is nice to eliminate aspartame from the diet as much as possible. I will have to get some gingerale for sure as that is the only one I do like. I did find that Lipton Ice Tea is made with sucralose as well:carrot:

longhorn96 05-23-2011 11:15 PM

Well I drank it. And enjoyed it. I would normally get a soda with splenda, but the vending machine at work didn't have that option. I have cut aspartame 100% in the past two weeks, so hopefully the one drink won't impact stuff too much. I have had no other cheats. I weigh in on Wednesday and really want to lose at least 1.2 so I can give myself my first reward!

Thank you all for the support! I really appreciate it!!!

LeaArr 05-23-2011 11:23 PM

The Safeway brand of diet cola in the BLUE box (not the red box) is sweetened with sucralose.

blkbmr06 05-23-2011 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by GailMarie (Post 3861663)
is there any diet pop that has sucralose rather than aspartame?

There is a Diet Coke made with Splenda. Diet Rite, I believe, is also made with Splenda. Check labels on store brands some of those are also made with splenda.

GailMarie 05-23-2011 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by blkbmr06 (Post 3862074)
There is a Diet Coke made with Splenda. Diet Rite, I believe, is also made with Splenda. Check labels on store brands some of those are also made with splenda.

Someone informed me that the US has more splenda pop than Canada...that's interesting don't you think??:wave:

katiebeth7 05-24-2011 12:40 AM

Also, supposedly the issue is the phosphoric acid in dark sodas which does harm to your ketosis. My nutritionist had encouraged me to only drink the clear ones, but now that I'm on IP protocol, none of the clear sodas have Splenda! I now only get seltzer waters with natural flavoring, Diet Rite tangerine, and a line of sodas called Hansen's... I honestly just need the bubbles!

Personally, if you want a soda, go ahead and have one!! I don't think if you drink them in moderation that it can do too much harm, but only you will know from keeping track of your weight fluctuations.

blkbmr06 05-24-2011 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by GailMarie (Post 3862089)
Someone informed me that the US has more splenda pop than Canada...that's interesting don't you think??:wave:

I think, and not trying to start a debate here, that the jury is still out on the overall longterm use of sucralose. Some of the toxic side effects of Splenda are just as disturbing as those from aspartame.

katiebeth7 05-24-2011 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by blkbmr06 (Post 3862161)
I think, and not trying to start a debate here, that the jury is still out on the overall longterm use of sucralose. Some of the toxic side effects of Splenda are just as disturbing as those from aspartame.

Agreed!! I try to limit all sugar substitutes to no more than one 12oz/day... And there are natural sodas with truvia/stevia, but I read that it also affect fertility, especially in men, and it does have some interactions with certain meds.

I say, just educate yourselves, go natural when possible, and learn to love water! As they say, do things in moderation...

blkbmr06 05-24-2011 02:10 AM

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Originally Posted by katiebeth7 (Post 3862174)
Agreed!! I try to limit all sugar substitutes to no more than one 12oz/day... And there are natural sodas with truvia/stevia, but I read that it also affect fertility, especially in men, and it does have some interactions with certain meds.

I say, just educate yourselves, go natural when possible, and learn to love water! As they say, do things in moderation...

Absolutely! I have drank more water in the last 2 months than I have in the past year!!! I was always a diet coke addict, then worse-Rockstar! (And I KNEW they aren't healthy choices)! Talk about liquid crap (I so like it though, LOL). As far a educating ourselves, we do all have to make a commitment to ourselves, and no one else, to do what we can to get control of a healthier lifestyle. Poor choices in the past is what has brought us here. That being said, it's comforting to know we are in this together and there is great support on this forum.


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