View Full Version : Occassional Diet Soda: The Devil?

07-21-2003, 10:19 PM
Hey folks,

I was wondering what your thought of having an occassional diet soda was. Not like once a day, or even once a week, but just when you (or I) might have a craving for a soda all of a sudden.

Not such a bad thing?

07-21-2003, 10:36 PM
why worry?
its not as though its going to kill you

07-21-2003, 11:01 PM
Seems fine. If it keeps you sane, go for it :)

07-22-2003, 08:05 AM
Is anything wrong with diet soda? I drink one everyday. Should i stop drinking this stuff?

07-22-2003, 09:59 AM
It's fine. I drink one can in the morning (DietDew) for the cafeine and pretty much drink water the rest of the day. One a day is not gonna kill you.

07-22-2003, 10:58 AM
nope no problem, but why not a reguler soda, i hate the tast of diet pop, yuck

07-22-2003, 12:18 PM
i hate the taste of regular soda, that's why some people don't drink it.

07-22-2003, 12:22 PM
what!!! how could you prefer the tast of a diet over a regular? the thought of a diet soda in my mouth, yuck

07-22-2003, 12:27 PM
I find diet soda dries my mouth out a lot more, and doesn't really quench my thirst. But I'd still rather get my soda fix from that, then have to deal with all the sugar in regular pop.

07-22-2003, 12:29 PM
your right pietro, about the sugar and such. if i could stand the tast of diet i would drink it. who knows i might try it again, its been awhile since my last diet

07-22-2003, 12:36 PM
beware: diet coke IS addicting.
it's true.

07-22-2003, 02:13 PM
Anybody else tried flavored seltzer water as a soda alternative?

07-22-2003, 05:15 PM
Diet vanilla coke>>>love that stuff have about 2 a week!!

07-22-2003, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by Wikked1
Anybody else tried flavored seltzer water as a soda alternative? i have tryed flavored water, it seemed to make me more thirsty

07-22-2003, 06:37 PM
Last saturday I was craving soda.....son I ended up drinkin a whole 2liter Bottle...and guess what... IT WAS GOOD!!!!

P.s Diet soda not regular

07-22-2003, 10:20 PM
is it good to drink soda right after a workout? I read that somewhere....it's loaded with all those simple sugars....

07-22-2003, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by jcny19x
is it good to drink soda right after a workout? I read that somewhere....it's loaded with all those simple sugars....
well i wouldnt replace your postworkout shake with a pop

damn i know there are some people on this board that prefer regular over diet.

you know whats funny i was just thinking of, you guys seem to call it soda, but i and the people where i live call it pop, and my aunt for kentucky calls it soda-pop. so mabey its just a area thing, hmmm

07-23-2003, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by jcny19x
is it good to drink soda right after a workout? I read that somewhere....it's loaded with all those simple sugars....

High fructose corn syrup would not be an ideal post workout carb source, and to tell you the truth HFCS is not ideal at any time of the day;)



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07-23-2003, 03:08 AM
Earlier you mentoined going on a Ketosis diet. I theink diet soda is not ideal for such a diet, for several reasions. Some persons doing Keto diets report being kicked out of ketosis from the citric acid in diet soda. Others do not. Diet sodas fool your body into causing an insulin response, which again can interfere with ketosis. I would suggest sticking to natural foods.

07-23-2003, 04:10 AM
Originally posted by Wikked1
Anybody else tried flavored seltzer water as a soda alternative?
I drink either Club Soda or Sparkling Water with either lemon or lime squeezed in almost every day. Rather have that than a diet soda any day.

07-23-2003, 07:57 AM
I'm not on a keto diet, I was just researching.

07-23-2003, 08:01 AM
What do you think is wrong with diet soda, technogeeky? It has zero calories.

I'm drinking a diet coke right now. I have one every day at work.

As far as diet soda goes, I started drinking it(instead of regular cola) a few years ago while I was cutting. I hated it at first, but now I like it way better than regular. This has happened with everything I've converted to in the name of fitness - white to oat bran bread, regular to skim milk...

07-23-2003, 08:09 AM
Hell, I don't mind the taste much at all.

But it has aspertame in it, and may here think that's evil.

Just takin a poll :)

07-23-2003, 09:21 AM
Soda, diet or not, is the devil.