So I have given up juice (for weight loss and to be healthier ie. no sugar diet)- which I basically used to live off - because I really dislike water (bad I know) - but after drinking only water for a couple of weeks I gave up and started drinking zero sugar/diet soft drinks. So is this bad do you think and why??
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10-01-2014 22:21 #1
Diet Soft Drinks - Are they bad??
10-01-2014 22:32 #2
I'm no expert but fairly certain diet soft drinks are worse than normal ones, I think it has something to do with the phenylalanine content. Not sure about the "zero" versions though.
10-01-2014 22:36 #3
Apart from artificial sweetners being really bad. It's a proven fact artificial sweetners actual cause weight gain. They are sweet so the body creates a chemical reaction anticipating energy from the sweetness, however as they don't have the calories or "energy" to match the body then sends signals out to consume to get that energy
10-01-2014 22:37 #4Senior Member
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I drink a bit of coke zero, which I'd like to give up.
It's bad because:
- acidic - although ok, if you drink it quickly and then wash your teeth with water so your teeth aren't bathing in it all day
- apparently the fake sugar can make you crave the real sugar so you end up not eating any less sugar anyway
- there is some contention about whether the fake sure in them can cause cancer or some health issues
Have you tried soda water? It's just carbonated water and can be quite satisfying.
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10-01-2014 22:48 #8
What pp said plus the caffeine, which is also a diuretic so it will dehydrate you, they are high in phosphate which depletes your calcium stores, it slows your metabolism down plus the colours and additives in them are a whole other thread!
Try sparkling mineral water , the Italian and French ones are the best as they are lower in salt, add a squeeze of lemon juice if you need more flavour
10-01-2014 22:49 #9
Damn - I kind of knew they can't be good. I do mix soda water with pure OJ too - but I guess I was trying to take the easy way out with the diet soft drinks. Thanks for a ll the input. I think I had better just get myself in the habbit of drinking more water!!
10-01-2014 22:50 #10
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