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    Not for me. Diet sodas and artificial sweeteners don't trigger any carb cravings, and I use artificial sweeteners daily in my coffee.
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    Another reason to stop diet soda is a recent study I saw on the news yesterday links diet soda to depression. Here is one link that chronicles it.

    Drinking diet soda linked to depression - Vitals
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    People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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    The diet soda doesn't cause carb cravings necessarily for me. Just a desire to eat and eat and eat.

    I've tried Zevia. Don't like it at all. We got a soda stream at Christmas time. We only use it to make carbonated water. Then I put fresh lemon juice in it and sweeten with liquid stevia. We call it fizzy lemonade and it is way better than anything Zevia makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warmbear View Post
    and yet I can drink a diet pepsi and it has no effect but a smidge of caffeine. I dont get those sugar crashes everyone claims it causes. go figure.
    Me neither. I have a long standing Diet Pepsi habit that didn't seem to slow me down one bit as I lost 60 lbs. It's the only soda and the only artificially sweetened drink I ever drink.

    Too much alcohol on the other hand is the gateway to a carby gluten hell for me.
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    Doesn't increase my cravings either. I use splenda in my coffee every morning. I don't much diet soda while I'm deployed, mainly because it doesn't tase "right" here.

    Besides, what else besides diet pepsi am I going to mix with my rum???

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    Just a PSA.... I love soda. Never diet, but real coke, sprite etc. I discovered Kombucha. Have not wanted a soda since. I drink it a few times a week (it is expensive) and LOVE it after a hard workout- same time I used to crave a coke. For me, kombucha hits that exact craving without the sugar roller coaster.
    Kombucha is super cheap if you make it yourself . It never even occurred to me to buy it, but then again I'm not even sure you CAN buy it here! Oh, and it's very quick and easy too . I also find it's a great drink that substitutes for something fizzy... it even substitutes for wine (if I put it in a wine glass lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althaur View Post
    Doesn't increase my cravings either. I use splenda in my coffee every morning. I don't much diet soda while I'm deployed, mainly because it doesn't tase "right" here.

    Besides, what else besides diet pepsi am I going to mix with my rum???
    It's different there--you're probably talking about Coke Light? Cyclamates aren't banned in some countries, my husband mentioned the weird taste when he was in Iraq/Afg and I looked it up. Sodium cyclamate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Fireling View Post
    Kombucha is super cheap if you make it yourself . It never even occurred to me to buy it, but then again I'm not even sure you CAN buy it here! Oh, and it's very quick and easy too . I also find it's a great drink that substitutes for something fizzy... it even substitutes for wine (if I put it in a wine glass lol).
    you can in some health food shops or online. mojo is the brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althaur View Post
    Besides, what else besides diet pepsi am I going to mix with my rum???
    Real men drink tequila straight up. None of this frou frou stuff. Rum and Coke is for getting girls drunk in high school. Sheesh!

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    I have no problems whatsoever with diet sodas, so long as they're caffeine free. I noticed you said "Diet Coke", which would be a no-no for me as it is caffeinated.

    But otherwise - no problem with diet sodas - can chug a 2 litre container with a dinner-only fasting day and not experience anything negative.

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