Time to put down your diet soda

@amadeo (111948)
United States
April 7, 2016 9:39am CST
Good morning.When I was much younger and trying to keep my weight stable. The rage at that time was Tab from Coca Cola diet soda. I drank a lot of this and liked it.Most of us did not know about the hidden sugar. We were trying to lose some weight.They have sweet and low,splenda This could lead to glucose intolerance ,risk of weight gain,type 2 diabetes. What they are saying that this is bad for you and does not help in losing weight. Do you still drink diet soda? photo image by public domaine
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
7 Apr 16
I do not drink sodas, not the normal soda and not even the diet soda. I prefer sparkling mineral water with a slice of lemon.
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
yes,so do I.When In Europe this is what I normally get
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@MALUSE (69390)
• Germany
7 Apr 16
With your question, you're implying that *every* member drinks diet soda. I've never drunk it and never will. I consider all Coca Cola products vile.
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@Maluse I believe that was not saying we all drink diet soda.Just some information. This was not intended or I did not see it this way.
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@MALUSE (69390)
• Germany
7 Apr 16
@amadeo Well, the question "Do you still drink diet soda?" addresses all readers of this post, doesn't it?
@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@MALUSE Got cha.Maybe I worded it wrong.Thanks.
• Philippines
7 Apr 16
Sometimes, probably in small glass, or half of it. the temptation of drinking more is there but when you havge vegetable meal so many times, it's not much of a problem anymore.
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• Philippines
7 Apr 16
@amadeo yeah it's been weeks since i've been doing it.
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@Letranknight25 this work for you?
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@Juliaacv (48717)
• Canada
7 Apr 16
I have never been a big fan of colas or sodas in general. I do remember my mother drinking Tab when I was a young child.
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
7 Apr 16
Diet Coke is my vice, Ive tried to quit many times and it is so hard. Its an addiction, it tastes so good though
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@Castlerock34 yes,like trying to give up smoking.
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
7 Apr 16
@amadeo Ive never smoked but for sure. I get really bad headaches when I try to stop drinking diet coke. Question..do you call it pop or soda?
@fishtiger58 (29823)
• Momence, Illinois
7 Apr 16
I have never drank diet soda and yes it's bad for you
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@fishtiger58 yes,I think that a lot have given up on this.
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@fishtiger58 (29823)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Apr 16
@amadeo I will never drink it.
@maezee (41997)
• United States
14 Apr 16
I still drink it shamefully. A few years ago I cut out all pop and with doing that and no extra exercise or anything I lost 10 pounds. Crazy. That just tells you perhaps diet anything works in the opposite way its marketed to.
• United States
7 Apr 16
I remember Tab..used to love it many years ago. I do not indulge in diet or even regular soda..very rare do I have one. Anyway it is hard to find a real true fresh made cherry coke in these parts.
• United States
7 Apr 16
@amadeo Yes the real cherry coke..they dont know what we are talking about here.
@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
Remember cherry coke at the soda fountain.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
I do enjoy a nice cold glass of diet coke or pepsi occasionally. I don't drink as much as I used to
@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@Marilynda As long as you are limited.
@WorDazza (15830)
• Manchester, England
7 Apr 16
Because they have a sweet taste but very few calories they make you crave the missing calories that the sweet taste tells your body you should have had. You are then more likely to consume more calories as a result.
@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@WorDazza perhaps.I have not touch any soda since given this up.
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@WorDazza (15830)
• Manchester, England
8 Apr 16
@amadeo Probably the best thing. The acid in these fizzy drinks is no good for your teeth either. That even applies to sparkling water!!
@Morleyhunt (21745)
• Canada
14 Apr 16
I've never been much of a soda drinker, diet or otherwise. It makes me burp, a lot.
@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
7 Apr 16
No sir. They are not really diet.soda eh?
@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@lucky14 okay.
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@JohnRoberts (109857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr 16
I never liked diet soda with its tinny taste. If you are going to have a soda, go for all its sugary glory but in moderation. I only occasionally indulge as a treat.
@amadeo (111948)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@JohnRobers no,I just gave it up and went cold turkey
• United States
11 Aug 16
A lot of people just don't understand that diet sodas are even worse for us than regular sodas are. The chemicals and added in sugars that they add to it to make it diet are worse for us than the amount of sugar that is in a normal soda. They will start to notice that if they just stop drinking soda all together they will lose weight better and feel better about themselves.
• United States
8 Apr 16
I haven't drank diet soda in years, however Diet Dr. Pepper was my favorite. From a study I read many years ago, I learned that aspartame is derived from the fecal matter of a single-celled organism. To me that equals amoeba poop. No thank you. I believe Splenda is derived from real sugar, however I am not aware of any diet drinks that do not contain a form of aspartame.
@much2say (53941)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Apr 16
I grew up only having regular soda on special occasions - or when we got pizza. So I never got into the soda habit - and diet soda never tasted good to me. Hubby's family grew up having sodas with their meals . . . and although he got out of the habit, one of his sisters did not - and she passed on the soda habit to her kids . . . all of them are overweight. One of the kids, now in her early 20s, drinks a lot of diet soda and always complains she has a hard time losing the weight.
@JESSY3236 (19056)
• United States
8 Apr 16
My uncle drinks a lot of diet drinks. He has type 2 diabetes, but it wasn't caused by the drinks though. I agree diet drinks are bad. I don;t like drinking them if they have aspartame in them because it causes me to have headaches.
@Scindhia (1906)
• India
8 Apr 16
I drink only lemon soda. Been a long time since I had a Coca Cola.
@NJChicaa (116316)
• United States
7 Apr 16
I rarely drink soda but if I do, it is a diet soda. I prefer the taste.
11 Apr 16
The opinion presented here is not backed by credible science. Substantive, longstanding research demonstrates the efficacy of diet beverages as a beneficial calorie-cutting and weight loss tool and directly debunks the myth that these products trigger increased cravings for sweet foods and beverages: Moreover, leading health organizations condone the use of these products, due to their safety and use as a diet aid. It’s also highly misleading and untrue that this single source of calories causes complex health conditions. Bottom line: credible science establishes the safety and efficacy of diet soda, and these products can be enjoyed with confidence.
Skip to main page content Search AJCN Submit Advanced Search Abstract Background: Little is understood about the effect of increased consumption of low-calorie sweeteners in diet beverages on dietary patterns and energy intake. Objective: We investigated w