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3/26/08 12:32 P

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Artificial sweetners confuse the body.

Someone explained it to me this way:

The brain uses sugar as fuel. So when the tongue tastes something sweet, the brain goes "oh boy! fuel!"

And it waits... and waits... and the fuel never hits the system.

So the brain goes "hey, we didn't get the fuel! go find more!"

And we end up eating more than if we just ate a little bit of the actualy sugar in the first place.

A women is often measured by the things she cannot control.
She is measured by the way her body curves or doesn't curve, by where she is flat or straight or round.
She is measured by 36-24-36 and inches and ages and numbers, by all the outside things that don't ever add up to who she is on the inside.
And so if a women is to be measured, let her be measured by the things she can control;
by who she is and who she is trying to become.
Because as every women knows, measurement


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3/26/08 10:45 A

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Irish, I think it has mostly to do with artificial sweeteners - nutrasweet, etc. It's just that diet soda is one of the most frequent ways people consume them.

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3/26/08 10:02 A

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I heard about this study. I'm not too surprised honestly. I've been trying to kick my diet soda habit but man, it's tough!!! I have been limiting it to one a day but yesterday I didn't have any and I drank tea to get my caffeine. I was finding that I was getting really cranky without any caffeine at all.

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3/26/08 9:29 A

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What about other diet drinks like crystal light. Are the effects the same as drinking diet soda?

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3/26/08 8:33 A

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I did drink a lot of soda a few years ago. That was mostly all I drank. When I decided it was time to get serious about losing weight I pretty much stopped drinking soda all together. I'll have one every once in a while. Maybe once a week, but usually not even that often.

For me it wasn't hard at all to stop drinking it. My best friend drinks Coke all the time and I know it's hard for her to cut back on how much of it she drinks.

I've heard for years the artificial sweetners may cause cancer, so I usually tend to avoid them anyway.

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3/26/08 2:58 A

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Congrats to you guys kicking the soda habit!

I've been lucky to have always been a water drinker... but my ex drank a 6-pack of Coke every day (if not more) and it nearly killed him to get off the carbonation and caffeine... it's wicked stuff, too!

-Audra (from Northern California)

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3/26/08 2:37 A

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I just heard something about this earlier today. They've also found a link, I believe, in artificial sweeteners like the ones found in diet soft drinks, to breast cancer. I've never liked the taste of diet drinks, so I avoid them. Since starting with SP, I've gone from about 4-5 caffeine-free Pepsis a day to just one; some days, I don't even have one. Not bad for a lifelong Pepsiholic!

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3/26/08 2:29 A

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Thanks for sharing. I've been trying to kick the habit for a long time. I think I'll try a bit harder now.

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3/26/08 12:03 A

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Today is my 100th day without soda. And I never drank the diet stuff. It was full calorie soda, but I'm proud of myself!
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3/25/08 9:36 P

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After years of being a Diet Coke addict, I already suspected this ... but here's some interesting info.

Skip the Diet Soda

Get ready to ditch your soda habit. Iím kicking Diet Coke ó it takes time, and Iím down to five a week from a high of 12, but itís worth it.

Hereís why: Recent research has shown that artificial sweeteners in soda may interfere with your bodyís ability to estimate how many calories youíve ingested, so you eat more than you need.

In a new rat study, animals that ate fake sugar consumed more calories overall and gained weight, compared to those that didnít eat artificially sweetened treats.

This is just one study, but itís enough to make me want to kick the can habit. Need more convincing? For every diet soda you sip daily, your risk of becoming overweight can rise by 37 percent, according to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

health.yahoo.com/experts/healthieryo
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371/skip-the-diet-soda/


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