Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Diet Coke???

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Originally posted by primalrob View Post
    if you like ginger ale, check out GT's gingerade kombucha. all the yumminess and fizziness of ginger ale without all the chemical sweeteners. it costs more, of course, but making your own ginger kombucha is a breeze.
    Cool. I'll check it out. Thanks for mentioning it.

    Comment


    • #17
      I've seen studies on MDA (that I am too lazy to search for at the moment) that...well they note that people who drink diet sodas tend to be fatter and more prone to metabolic syndrom that people who don't, even accounting for things like caloric intake. No study has been able to point to anything in diet soda that does this, but my money says that in 10 or 20 years, we'll know exactly what's wrong with it.

      Now. This is all very easy for me to say because diet sodas have really never done it for me. Sodas in general don't these days. If I'm gonna drink something cold, delicious and potentially questionable, it may as well be a strong-as-hell margarita. On the rocks. With salt. Yee-uh.

      Comment


      • #18
        Originally posted by Sasha the Cat View Post
        I've seen studies on MDA (that I am too lazy to search for at the moment) that...well they note that people who drink diet sodas tend to be fatter and more prone to metabolic syndrom that people who don't, even accounting for things like caloric intake. No study has been able to point to anything in diet soda that does this, but my money says that in 10 or 20 years, we'll know exactly what's wrong with it.

        Now. This is all very easy for me to say because diet sodas have really never done it for me. Sodas in general don't these days. If I'm gonna drink something cold, delicious and potentially questionable, it may as well be a strong-as-hell margarita. On the rocks. With salt. Yee-uh.
        I'm inclined to believe that. It really depends on the quantities consumed and the frequency, though. I have heard of people drinking diet soda by the gallons.

        Years ago when I was cutting calories I was able to wean myself off soda and all fizzy drinks. It lasted for a couple of years, and if I took just a small sip of anything carbonated, it really bothered me.
        Limiting the sodas (diet or otherwise) to an occasional couple of times a month thing, should be harmless for most, if not all people.

        Comment


        • #19
          Originally posted by Sasha the Cat View Post
          I've seen studies on MDA (that I am too lazy to search for at the moment) that...well they note that people who drink diet sodas tend to be fatter and more prone to metabolic syndrom that people who don't, even accounting for things like caloric intake.
          Hmmm. maybe it's something wrong with plain water as well then, because all those obese persons that always carries a large water bottle with them, something I rarely observe among leaner people...
          "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

          - Schopenhauer

          Comment


          • #20
            Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
            Those 7 - 8 years will never come back to you, and there will be no rewards in heaven for not drinking diet soda! - just saying...
            Uh, OK. Personally don't see anything to like about soda, nada, zilch. No pleasure derived, so nothing missed by avoiding it.

            Comment


            • #21
              Originally posted by DinoHunter View Post
              Aspartame give me a nasty headache.Really Really Nasty. I never drink/eat the stuff even pre-primal.
              If im gonna drink soda then im gonna treat myself to something special. generally posh stuff that comes in a glass bottle & cost 3-4x what your standard cola cost. with sugar... not chemical *uckery
              (for instance Fentimans Rose Lemonade
              Yes I have read and spoke with quite a few people who get bad headaches or even depression from diet soda specifically. Everyone reacts differently of course many might not ever notice a difference. I think the main issue is the REST of your diet. If diet soda is a single vice, or one of few, it probably isn't a big concern for most people. I believe the big problem for many people is diet soda is one of many gray areas that add up to a larger percentage of their diet.

              Comment


              • #22
                Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                Seem like a good idea to me, like coffee it blunts or takes away my hunger or cravings! And my metabolism and health is just fine after decades of drinking non-sugared soft drinks...
                If it jives with you go for it. However, I find it interesting that you use diet coke to blunt hunger and cravings. For me personally, the goal of a proper diet is to eat whenever I am hungry and not have an issue with cravings. Diet soda may be actually preventing your body from disassociating itself from any bad foods you might be craving.. but maybe I misunderstand your phrasing. Don't get me wrong I enjoy bad stuff here and there but I never feel a craving for it that is so strong I must "blunt" it.

                Comment


                • #23
                  Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                  You can add me to that crew, with Statikat & Finnegan's Wake.
                  Yeah, since when is it being a "wet blanket " to say that eating unprocessed natural whole foods is better than artificial stuff that doesn't even qualify as food? Yeah I guess Mark is just a big ol' wet blanket.

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Originally posted by statikcat View Post
                    If it jives with you go for it. However, I find it interesting that you use diet coke to blunt hunger and cravings. For me personally, the goal of a proper diet is to eat whenever I am hungry and not have an issue with cravings. Diet soda may be actually preventing your body from disassociating itself from any bad foods you might be craving.. but maybe I misunderstand your phrasing. Don't get me wrong I enjoy bad stuff here and there but I never feel a craving for it that is so strong I must "blunt" it.
                    Well, even the most hardcore dieters may get some hunger pangs or cravings from time to time, especially when getting leaner and trying to get even leaner. Drinks like black coffee or diet soda helps by stopping hunger or cravings without any "damage" when on a strict diet and that’s a good thing, instead of doing what your body tells you, and what is completely natural; to go on a binge to restore those glycogen and fat depots! Remember that the body will fight hard against getting leaner, so we must do some tricks to make sure that it gives up the fat when it prefer to keep on to the fat tissue, and in this context we have diet sodas, black coffee, tea or whatever helps…
                    Last edited by Gorbag; 12-20-2012, 12:37 PM.
                    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                    - Schopenhauer

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Guilty. Diet Coke is my vice. Never really drank it for the "diet" part; I just like the taste. Used to be totally addicted and prob went through a 6 pack a day. My cup at work was always full of DC. Several years ago I started noticing the effects and figured I better chill out. I've cut my consumption in 1/2 and don't bring it to work w/ me anymore opting instead for water. I'm sure I still drink more than I should, but I don't do coffee or tea so this is my caffeine fix. As my primal life moves forward I'll prob try to wean myself down to one a day.

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                        Hmmm. maybe it's something wrong with plain water as well then, because all those obese persons that always carries a large water bottle with them, something I rarely observe among leaner people...
                        You should try to get those findings published, man! :-D

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          Chewing gum is my vice....
                          "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                          - Ray Peat

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            If I am really craving a soda, I either drink sparkling juice or hansen's root beer-- with sugar. I like cutting it with sparkling water so it isn't so sweet though.

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Oh the hypocrisy of it all.

                              Comment


                              • #30
                                This is a joke, right? Tell me this is a joke.
                                carl's cave

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X