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3/28/11 10:57 P

I used to be a caffiene freak. When I was the manager of A Golds Gym I would drink 2 to 3 American Bodybuilding Speed Stacks a day. Started to get a ton of headaches so I switched to pop and have lowered it to one pop a day. Diet Pepsi

LYONHART1968 Posts: 107
3/28/11 10:45 P

Use to drink anywhere from 8 to 24 cans of coke a week, now down to 2-3 can of coke zero. Hopefully soon 0. emoticon

GEORGE7551 Posts: 1,677
3/28/11 9:47 P


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3/23/11 12:11 A


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3/21/11 9:05 P

I just recently got off of my plateau (lost 10 pounds this month)by returning to Diet Sodas-they help satisfy my desire for flavor better than Crystal Light.Diet Mountain Dew and Pepsi Max are my friends!

FAMILYMAN9 Posts: 2,619
3/21/11 6:49 P

There are a number of articles about all the "bad" things associated with diet drinks (including weight gain).

Water with a squeeze of lemon or lime works best for me.

MLUND65 Posts: 12
3/10/11 9:15 P

I haven't had any soda of any kind in a few weeks and it has done me a world of good. I was a 2 liter a week Coke drinker for years and haven't been able to withstand Diet Coke...I can't believe how much sodium there is (in everything for the most part) in Diet Coke!

DAWN1083 Posts: 44
3/10/11 7:26 P

Only with my rye.

GEORGE7551 Posts: 1,677
3/9/11 9:23 P


STUDLEEJOE Posts: 3,883
3/9/11 7:54 P

I have gone from 4-6 liters a day to 1 20 oz bottle a day.

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3/9/11 7:51 P

Have gone from 2 a day diet coke to 2/week

MRRERE Posts: 74
3/9/11 12:49 P

My soda of choice is Coke Zero. Tastes almost like the real thing... but I usually only drink it once or twice a week (1-2 servings total) now that I've started Sparking. A side benefit is that NOT ordering a soda when I go out to eat is saving me a ton of $$ too...

3/9/11 12:26 P

I'm one of those people who can't get over the chemical aftertaste of diet soda. I read the closer a thing is to its natural state the healthier it is for you. Besides, diet soda has too much stuff made by the guys I used to pick on in high school for me to trust it.

ODDLOTS Posts: 213
3/9/11 11:28 A

I used to drink a LOT of Diet Pepsi when I was in college, but now I have it mostly when at a restaurant and maybe a big fountain drink from the gas station every couple of weeks if I've had a long day or if I have to pull the rare all-nighter for work or school. A full-time job and a full-time course load has made sleep a rare commodity.

This past week I've had 2 or 3 20 oz bottles to stay awake during class (midterms are tough this semester), but I've been trying to stick to hot tea and water mainly.

Once the weather warms I have a feeling I'll crave more soft drinks.

Edited by: ODDLOTS at: 3/9/2011 (11:29)
GEORGE7551 Posts: 1,677
3/9/11 12:35 A


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3/8/11 2:32 P

I try to hold it down to 2 a day. Diet Mt. Dew, Diet Dr. Pepper, or Coke Zero. Can't stand any other flavors.

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3/6/11 11:27 A


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3/6/11 10:59 A

I would drink a 2L a day(Diet Dr. Pepper) way back when. When I started to track sodium, I realized it was time to back off of diet soda. Besides, ever see what soda does to a nail over time?

So it's flavored tea, crystal light, or water w/lemon for me. I may have a soda on occasion, but not like before.

TURBO111 Posts: 2,647
3/5/11 9:04 P

maybe 3 per week; coke

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3/4/11 7:07 A


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DOUG_HAAS Posts: 454
2/25/11 11:28 P

average 1 per day
everything in moderation

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2/25/11 9:34 P


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SUITABLE Posts: 5,959
2/24/11 12:52 A

Almost never

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2/22/11 11:11 P

Gave it up months ago

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2/16/11 10:39 A

MATTDEL: That's good your cutting back. Just keep it up and before you'll know it you'll be down to 1-2 a day. I'm sure the full effects of aspartame won't really be out until 20-30 years from now when there is an overwhelming amount of data to look at. There are a lot of skinny people that drink diet too, so it will be interesting to see their health stats compared to overweight dies soda drinkers.

Maybe try adding some lemon juice or lemon wedges to your water. That might help a bit. I've also read that lemons are pretty hard on the enamel too cause of the high acidity of lemons, but diluted in water I wouldn't think they would be as great. Also try putting some cucumber slices in your water. Cucumbers make the water taste really refreshing and crisp. Even adding a teaspoon or less of Crystal Light would help make it taste better for you.

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2/16/11 7:18 A


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2/15/11 9:05 P


2/15/11 9:04 P

I read the article, but you can make data and stats say anything. I would wonder what percent of the diet soda drinkers that had higher rates of stroke were already at risk regardless of the diet soda. Most (not all) or a large percent of diet soda drinkers are trying to lose weight and may already be at risk.

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2/15/11 11:53 A


2/15/11 10:55 A

I don't think Soda. I just drink water, white tea, and some times a fruit juice drink.

MATTDEL Posts: 720
2/15/11 10:21 A

Actually. 4-8 a day is cutting back for me....I use to drink a lot more.

I am trying to wean myself off of it and drink more water. I am not a fan of water, and I normally only drink(drank) soda and beer. I now only drink beer about 3-4 times a year. No real reason other than paranoia about getting a dui, and there is no question about it if my daughter is riding with us, I let the wife drink if she wants.

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2/15/11 10:10 A

Wow, 4-8 diet soda's a day?! Up to 4 Liters a day!
That is a lot of soda! I don't think having a few a week is all that bad, but this is way too much in my opinion.

I drink diet soda on occasion, but stick to water. Water is what I drink 90% of the day. I have about 8oz of coffee in the morning, water all day, water when I get home, 8oz of milk with dinner and if I'm still thirsty I drink more water.

I do like V8 Fusion though. That is what I mix my whey protein with. I do drink alcohol, but in moderation and have been abstaining with my wife through her pregnancy. She seems to appreciate it because we both love a red beer or martini (for her) and scotch/whiskey for me.

Aspartame eat away your enamel more than sugar I've read. Fact is, it's an artificial chemical. There is no such thing as a safe artificial chemical. Especially to the tune of 4 liters or 8 12oz cans.

Have you guys tried cutting back slowly to get your consumption down?

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2/14/11 9:09 P


2/13/11 6:26 A

My favorite drink is sugar free pink lemonade, the powder you add to a jug of water--use the cheapest kind I find.

Diet coke is my pop of choice, though I don't drink much of it anymore.

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STUDLEEJOE Posts: 3,883
2/12/11 10:56 P

I drink far too much diet soda. About 4 liters per day

ROCK_CLIMBER2 Posts: 328
2/12/11 10:15 P

I treat myself to diet pepsi, but i do try to cut back. I still drink copious amounts of water. There are alot of things out there that may kill me, I'll take my chances for now

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GEORGE7551 Posts: 1,677
2/11/11 8:33 P

yes...I switched in 1987 to diet soda

MATTDEL Posts: 720
2/11/11 6:11 P

I do have to say that I can not give up my Diet Pepsi. Trying to cut back, but that is the first thing I drink in the morning and I'll have anywhere from 4-8 more during the day-

I don't drink coffee or beer, quit smoking a few years ago, and I don't I need at least one vice.

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2/11/11 5:06 P

Drinking diet soda makes me crave other sweets, it seems. And it's loaded with sodium, mostly. I drink water. I always have my Camelbak with me.


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2/11/11 3:03 P

I like Diet Pepsi with my Mt. Gay rum. I drink just enough to keep me satisfied.

BIGPOPPA500 Posts: 194
2/11/11 12:57 P

one of my favorite quotes from the brilliant Lynn Sweet,

"Everything in moderation, and especially moderation"

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2/11/11 11:49 A

Has anyone else read the articles about drinking diet soda and the possibility of increased risk of stroke? What is your favorite healthy drink. I would have to say that mine is V8 Fusion.

All things in moderation, That's the way to go!

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