what's your take on diet pepsi? (or diet drinks in general)
I don't drink regular pop, but I do like diet pop on occasion. I have heard so much about the sweeteners and such in them being bad for health. I picked up a liter of diet pepsi to drink today at work, and I am just curious what people think about these opposed to regular pop.
I do drink a lot of water, just prefer the taste of diet pops/diet-or- unsweetened iced tea opposed to plain water.
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I know a lot of people are against diet drinks, but they are one of those things that I just can't give up. I've tried, but keep going back to them, mainly because of what you said - plain water just gets boring. I drink a minimum of 12 servings of water a day, so I am staying hydrated, but I just find that the diet coke/7up (in my case) are a nice change of pace.
Some people preach against diet sodas and suggest crystal light or other water "flavorings," but I would rather lose a year or two off of my life than stop drinking 'em. ;)
i'd say everything in moderation... maybe limit to a bottle/can a day, or everycouple days.... there have been many posts by 'diet coke' addicts that just feel terrible all the time because of all the diet drinks they drink and what the chemicals do to their health.
i've heard crystal light is a better alternative (which is good since im a huge addict) but i don't know if i believe it or not, since crystal light contains many of the same artificial sweeteners that diet drinks do.
i don't know, i'm sure plain water is best, but i'm with you; it gets boring!
I used to be a Coca Cola person. But when I'm having a hankering for soda, I go for the Coke Zero. Tastes identical to the real thing. I bought the mini bottles and could barely finish it.
Like carmenxx said above, everything in moderation. I don't think a little here and there will bother you. Just make sure you don't become addicted to it. Personally, soda makes me feel huge inside and I'd eat less with my meal. Then I'm hungry again soon after.
I used to drink a lot of sodas and diet soda. For me, I started limiting to one or maybe two a day and then sort of lost interest, now I'll occasionally have one. I'd rather have my coffee than the sodas.
I occasionally pick up some of the diet Hanson's sodas which are good and supposedly mostly natural.
I often have on the first day of my period. I think it might be the sweetness that I'm craving.
^Hansen's is really good soda!I like the Tangerine kind but otherwise I'm a Pepsi Max girl.
i used to drink diet soda alot..especially root beer and fresca. but i noticed that it would make me sorta bloated and really gassy (sorry, not to be gross), so i really limit them now. dont get me wrong, i like them, but i drink them so seldom now that i honestly dont miss them.
I could have written this exact post a few months ago. I loove water - don't get me wrong, but sometimes taking another sip feels like you're gonna drown in all the water you've been drinking all day. So I used to drink a few sips of diet coke every once in awhile for a change. BUT!
I have discovered something a bit "safer" that I like even more (and no annoying side effects, like craving more sweets or getting cranky) - soda water with a lil lime or lemon squeezed into it. DELISH! Calorie-free (unlike diet sodas) sweetener-free, and satisfying. You might not like the taste, though can't imagine why not, but thought I'd suggest it as another alternative :)
I love diet pepsi. I don't drink sodas too often, but whenever I do it's always diet pepsi. I've also heard about the sweetners being bad for your health, but I don't drink it several times a day, more like once a week at the most so I don't worry much about it affecting my health. I also love diet green tea. Arizona makes diet green tea which is really good - and they sweeten it with splenda which I've heard is one of the lesser-harmful varieties of sweetners...
i know they are not the healthiest think on the planet, but i do drink diet pepsi and diet coke (i do not like the taste of other diet drinks) several times a week. for me, they are tasty, hav no calorie and as long as i drink my water and green tea i feel i am doing okay - i am not a health fanatic who would not have a gram of something that is not the perfect thing:)
I used to drink diet like there was no tomorrow, but I found that I felt bloated, and occasionally light-headed while drinking them. I drink maybe three cans a week now and the improvement is noticeable. My shirts fit a little better (I know most of it's the actual weight), and I haven't felt light-headed since I've let off. I chalk it up to the aspartame.
IOW, drink it in moderation and never more than one per day.
I think artificial sweetener is addicting. You drink it, and you eventually begin craving that taste. Plus, they don't really quench thirst, so you want another can b/c you're thirsty, but the "hit" only lasts a short time before the taste-craving and the thirst-craving come back.
By then, water won't do it. Water tastes bad, and all you want is your diet soda of choice.
I used to think 3 cans was "a lot" of diet soda. Now, I find myself going through 10 cans of diet soda a day. It doesn't bloat me, or even fill me up, really. I'm not overweight. It isn't a food substitute. Caffeine doesn't seem to touch me. I don't get headaches. It probably *does* irritate my bladder, and I have to pee a lot -- know where every bathroom in America is, I think.
It's just a terrible habit. I wish I had never gotten used to drinking it.
I almost wish I *did* have those unpleasant side effects, because then maybe I wouldn't a) spend so much on fridge packs; b) subject my teeth to the equivalent of battery acid; c) subject my insides to the equivalent of battery acid (on the PH scale); d) I wouldn't be psychologically distressed at the idea of being "addicted" to Diet Dr. Pepper.
I know that if I can go two days -- and beyond that, about a week -- I can "get off of it." I was "separated" from my Dr. Pepper once for a couple of weeks, and water started to taste OK. Diet soda tasted bad when I got home. But, for some reason, I drank it anyway and got "hooked" again. I vote for just passing on diet soda, if you don't already drink it.
I stopped drinking it once my liver started failing.
All good now though! =) Don't know if that's what it was.. but after I stopped with the artificial crap I feel SO much better. WAY more energy. ^^
i drink a can of diet mountain dew every morning..... i guess you would say its my caffeine kick, as i cant drink coffee or tea but after that one i drink water all day, and now that it is hotter outside i drink more water!
personally I avoid any of the fizzy drinks pretty much all of the time - though if im honest my thing is coffee. What i would say though is a whole litre of the stuff on a daily basis full of unnatural chemicals is bound to be bad for you - its a whole litre - and we are supposed to have 1.5-2litres of water a day to keep the body hydrated - and you have taken up virtually all of that with something that in my opinion should be a treat now and then and not a staple of your diet.
So unlike most here - I would say try fruity teas, water with lemon or other slices of fruit and get away from what seems to be an unhealthy daily addiction
I have a 500ml bottle of Diet Coke most week days. I especially like the Diet Cherry Coke. It seems to stop me wanting sweet foods & feeling too hungry in the afternoon at work.
Actually I just finished off my boyfriends glass of "fat" Coke & by golly is was lush. I forget how good the regular stuff is!*
*Claires conscience - "But think of the sugar. Think of the calories. Eeeeeevviiiilll!"
I used to drink a lot of that, and I also always put sweetener rather then sugar in my tea/coffee.
But then I read that sweetener may not have as many calories, but it makes you eat more! So I tried to drink coffee and tea with neither sugar nor sweetener and only had diet drinks every once in a while...
I don't really know if I started eating less due to that, because at the same time I moved to Australia, so there are a lot of other factors which may have had an influence on that, and I actually think I ate more.
However, I still don't drink as many diet drinks as before and I aim to keep it that way, just because of a natural suspicion about chemicals ^^ Plus, if you don't have them that often, you can enjoy them much more when you have them!