Dieting and Soda Pop Derailment thread

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We might need some context that doesn't involve reading a whole nother thread.

But if you are dieting, Soda ain't gonna help. Is there actually an argument about that?
 

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EmmanuelMunoz said:
He is probably not alone. I have seen people on basically a constant flow of soda throughout college
Just what are we doing to our health as a species? I mean this is downright ridiculous. Not just the sugar: what kind of caffeine dependency is that going to give a person?
I had a friend in high-school who needed a 12oz dew to wake up in the morning, it was seeing that that terrified me into never drinking soda or coffee heavily. I saw him lose his "morning-person"-ness over the course of three years, I don't want to risk the same.
 

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If you're drinking diet soda thinking that it'll help you in dieting, you're sorely wrong. Cut out soda entirely and that'll help your diet.
 
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I went the past 2 weeks with nothing but water but then I got really hammered on Saturday night and needed some Taco Bell with a Mountain Dew. It happens.

Edit: By water I mean water and alcohol.
 

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You think it tastes amazing until you exclusively drink water for awhile. Then it doesn't taste as good. Because water is fuckawesome.

The 8-10 can thing is insane, but my parents drink a ton of pepsi now that I think about it. They ONLY drink pepsi and beer, too. One of my friends drinks nothing but coke and then a bigass can of monster every night.

I used to drink a shitload of mountain dew, but now I'm over it. The only drink that tempts me is cherry coke and dr. pepper, but a can of that every month or so is fine with me.
 
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I don't drink soda but I admit sugar is my weakness. I do my best to stay away from them but on the weekend, I'd consume some sugary tea or coffee-flavored milk or eat some ice cream.
 
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I used to drink 4 liters a day during the scorching summer. I would just lay there munching on ice and sipping soda (not to mention I ate like 4 "6 dollar burgers"). I didn't gain a pound, but I knew it was bad for me. I completely cut off sugar and it was pretty miserable. I felt great after a week or so, though. When I finally drank a carbonated beverage again (I think it was cider), it was weird how overwhelming the carbonation was to my mouth.
 
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EmmanuelMunoz said:
People treat Diet Soda like water. It is pretty insane
I know studies say "aspartame is safe", but I just have this feeling that it's too good to be true. Plus, all that carbonation, acidity, and caffeine can't be too good either.

Anyways, I remember when going to water in the past, water started tasting a lot better after I got used to it a week or so in. It became quite delicious, in fact. It doesn't taste that great for me at the moment, but I look forward to craving water again.
 
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Belfast said:
Mmm, vanilla coke zero. My new love.
Wish i could even find the normal vanilla coke let alone the zero type. have never been able to find dr pepper zero or vanilla coke zero anywhere in toronto.

I only drink a few cans of coke a month. Not a big problem for me.
 

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baekshi said:
Sounds like my nephew, of course diet pepsi.

Are they drugs?
Can anyone honestly tell me they don't know at least one person in their lives who has a serious caffeine problem, be it soda or tea or coffee, to the point where if it was a harder drug you would be concerned for them?
 
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