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SickleCellXXL
05-17-2003, 11:17 PM
I've been doing good on my diet and it shows when I have so much gas from not eating that much cars/fat.

I drink mostly water and tea with no sugar at all.

What else can I drink that isn't high in sugar.

bradley
05-18-2003, 04:40 AM
I sometime drink Crystal Light and the occasional diet soda or coffee. Other than that it is usually water and decaf. tea.

GhettoSmurf
05-18-2003, 05:42 AM
i usually stick to 3 things:

water
crystal light
iced tea (sweetend with splenda)

i also have the occasional diet soda, except i find that diet soda can make me burp quite a bit, and it doesnt always agree with my stomach

Ironman8
05-18-2003, 07:45 AM
How about some green tea :)

SickleCellXXL
05-18-2003, 09:06 AM
Crystal light is a good idea. I drink mostly water and diet coke also.

steveo
05-18-2003, 09:42 AM
I drink water, diet vanilla coke and water.

Berserker
05-18-2003, 10:00 AM
Doctor told my mom this week to quit drinking diet soda it was hurting her liver. She drinks alot though. I drink about a 2 liter a week so I a not to worried.
But ya it sucks finding something tastey to drink. Try a little lemon in your water theres not that much carbs in a splash.

steveo
05-18-2003, 10:12 AM
ohyeah, Diet Snapple

Ace
05-18-2003, 12:41 PM
mmmmm...diet vanilla coke is my fav! I too also drink Crystal Lite other than water.

mikey4402
05-18-2003, 12:42 PM
anyone drink sobe or drinks like that?

Silverback
05-18-2003, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by steveo
I drink water, diet vanilla coke and water.

Diet vanilla coke is a godsend, we got it in the uk about 2 months ago and i only tried it 3 weeks ago when i was starting to cut and it is lovely!!

Ironman8
05-18-2003, 12:50 PM
Sometimes I drink Sobe for my post-workout drink.

GhettoSmurf
05-18-2003, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by mikey4402
anyone drink sobe or drinks like that?

a lot of those drinks contain large amount of sugar. note the reason why they are called "energy drinks". but i have seen diet sobe now. doesnt look too bad. i was thinking about possibly trying it (although i havent check the nutritional info yet)

Ironman8
05-18-2003, 05:09 PM
Why do they need a diet Sobe? That's what energy drinks are for, energy! That'll be like putting out a diet Gatorade :)

bradley
05-18-2003, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Ironman8
Why do they need a diet Sobe? That's what energy drinks are for, energy! That'll be like putting out a diet Gatorade :)

Probably just contains a lot of caffiene and other herbs, etc.

Brandon7775643
05-18-2003, 05:45 PM
When I'm not in the mood for water, I drink a carbonated flavored water.. it's clear, has no sodium and no calories. Don't recall the brand name offhand, but there are a few brands and many flavors.

Ironman8
05-18-2003, 06:00 PM
I still highly suggest green tea. Has antioxidents and I heard it increases your metabolism :)

AstronautJones
05-19-2003, 01:48 AM
Water and ThermoSpeed for me. :)

TiGeR AK
05-19-2003, 02:30 AM
wait wait.. diet sodas are not good for the liver?

i drink a lot of it cuz i'm on ckd.... how bout regular sodas?

PeterParker
05-19-2003, 02:31 AM
i argee with ironman , green tea all the way. also any flavoured herbal teas as well.

bradley
05-19-2003, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by TiGeR AK
wait wait.. diet sodas are not good for the liver?

i drink a lot of it cuz i'm on ckd.... how bout regular sodas?

Unless you are drinking some insane amount I doubt that the occasional diet soda is going to hurt you. I definitely wouldn't recommend regular soda, just because of the fact that it is full of empty calories.

bradley
05-19-2003, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by Brandon7775643
When I'm not in the mood for water, I drink a carbonated flavored water.. it's clear, has no sodium and no calories. Don't recall the brand name offhand, but there are a few brands and many flavors.

You can also try something like Diet Rite which has no sodium, caffiene, or aspartame. Taste decent as well. I believe Splenda is used to sweeten the drinks.

Ironman8
05-19-2003, 07:03 AM
Would a soda be good post-workout? Like if you forgot your protein shake and dextrose because you were in a hurry :)

GhettoSmurf
05-19-2003, 11:00 AM
soda has sugar. the "high fructose corn syrup" part of the ingredient


now maybe if it said "dextrose" or "maltodextrine" it would be a different story.

Ironman8
05-19-2003, 05:51 PM
So, Gatorade wouldn't be good post-worout also?

GhettoSmurf
05-19-2003, 08:02 PM
it wouldnt be ideal IMO

if you cant get any dextrose or malto, try getting some gatorade power, or 100% grape juice.

Mic Soloist
05-19-2003, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by steveo
I drink water, diet vanilla coke and water.


i also like Diet Big Red, Diet Coke, and milk


-peace-

TiGeR AK
05-20-2003, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by bradley


You can also try something like Diet Rite which has no sodium, caffiene, or aspartame. Taste decent as well. I believe Splenda is used to sweeten the drinks.

yep that's wut i drink.

3 for 3 dollars at albertson's. i pick some up every week.

Ironman8
05-20-2003, 07:03 AM
Originally posted by Mic Soloist
i also like Diet Big Red, Diet Coke, and milk

Milk wouldn't be ideal for cutting, due to the sugar.

GhettoSmurf
05-20-2003, 07:06 AM
Originally posted by Ironman8


Milk wouldn't be ideal for cutting, due to the sugar.

he never said he was cutting...

plus, its not like Milk is the Devil or anything.

if your cutting, go ahead and have some milk. sheesh. i sometimes think the milk-sugar thing gets blown way out of proportion at times.

Ironman8
05-20-2003, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by GhettoSmurf


he never said he was cutting...

Ya, but it's advice for someone who will cut...

BobbyRS
05-20-2003, 07:26 AM
There was a news report here locally last night about diet pop.

Interesting information:

"Maselli told NewsChannel 4's Marshall McPeek besides the phosphoric acid that can leach nutrients from your body and make your heartburn worse, it's the caffeine you need to watch out for.

"If you have a lot of caffeine, which is the primary problem with most pops, then it does tend to make your insulin stronger, so you drop your sugars more," Maselli said.

Low blood sugar can make you feel hungry. But are you really hungry or just thirsty? Most of us tend to mistake one for the other.

Maselli said that caffeine is a diuretic, so diet soda does not really help a person keep up with the 6-8 cups of water needed every day."

http://www.nbc4columbus.com/news/2213577/detail.html

Mic Soloist
05-20-2003, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by Ironman8


Milk wouldn't be ideal for cutting, due to the sugar.


even skim milk?

GhettoSmurf
05-20-2003, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by Mic Soloist



even skim milk?

the reason you wouldnt want milk for cutting is becuase of the sugar. not becuase of the fat.

its like this

you want to drink skim milk, becuase it doesnt have all the fat like whole milk, or 2% does. BUT skim milk still contains lactose (milk sugar). so therefor if you were not to drink skim milk becuase u r cutting, it would be becuase of the lactose.

Ironman8
05-20-2003, 05:15 PM
I think skim milk has higher GI than whole milk.

bradley
05-20-2003, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by Ironman8
I think skim milk has higher GI than whole milk.

Whole milk has a GI of about 40 and skim milk has a GI of 32 according to this site http://www.calvin.biochem.usyd.edu.au/GIDB/FMPro?-db=gidb2.fp5&-format=resultsd3.htm&-lay=tableview&-sortfield=none&-sortorder=descend&FoodName=milk&-max=10&-skip=20&-find=

Both of these would be considered low on the GI. The reason that milk gets a bad rap is due to it's high insulin index which measures the insulin response to a food. The GI measures the changes in blood sugar caused by a certain food.