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September 9, 2013 6:33 AM
So I have such a sweet tooth and I am also counting calories. Coke Zero has no calories so I thought it would make a great replacement. I drank about 2 cans today (yes, I know, not good). But I don't have it every day. I just have it when I want to have something sweet.

But will it make you gain weight?
Note: I know soda is bad and I know it contains aspartame. I just want to know if it will make you gain weight.
September 9, 2013 6:36 AM
No - the 'zero' means zero calories. You could drink 1,000 of these and you wouldn't gain a pound. Although you would feel a little bloated, no doubt. :-)
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September 9, 2013 6:37 AM
No a 0 calorie product won't make you gain weight (well some water weight maybe), and no it isn't bad for you. Drink as much as you would like. Oh and stop you know something is bad without doing any research on it.
Edited by bagge72 On September 9, 2013 6:42 AM
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September 9, 2013 6:37 AM
I'm not sure you are serious....but zero calories means you will not gain weight. You might die from it but it won't add pounds.
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September 9, 2013 6:37 AM
Has 40mg of sodium per can so you may bloat a bit from the carbonation and the salt in it if you drank a ton of it, but I have at least a can of day and I've been losing.
Edited by AmykinsCatfood On September 9, 2013 6:38 AM
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September 9, 2013 6:38 AM
Nope. I have 3-4 a lot of days and haven't gained a pound. Yes, it isn't the healthiest drink choice, but it is a choice I can live with.
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September 9, 2013 6:38 AM
QUOTE:

I'm not sure you are serious....but zero calories means you will not gain weight. You might die from it but it won't add pounds.


That's a bit much, don't you think?
  33395888
September 9, 2013 6:38 AM
QUOTE:

I'm not sure you are serious....but zero calories means you will not gain weight. You might die from it but it won't add pounds.


Hilarious! Happy Monday MFP peeps!
September 9, 2013 6:39 AM
Here's a link to a little more information regarding diet sodas. http://examine.com/faq/is-diet-soda-bad-for-you.html
September 9, 2013 6:39 AM
Thank you.
September 9, 2013 6:39 AM
Some people crave sweets after drinking stuff with artificial sweeteners. If your one of these people and ended up eating a bunch of sweets after drinking one, then yes.

Other than that, I don't see any way it can actually make you gain weight. I've been drinking diet sodas (and regular when I have the available calories) since I started counting calories in March. Sometimes I've had 64oz (not exactly healthy I know) in a day. My weight has gone from 218lbs in March to 172lbs this morning. So considering that, no diet soda won't make you gain weight unless of course you fall into the category I listed above.
Edited by shadow2soul On September 9, 2013 6:41 AM
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September 9, 2013 6:41 AM
These days everything is going to eventually kill you lol.... Die happy and drink your diet soda lol
September 9, 2013 6:43 AM
Dr. Mercola says yes, diet sodas containing aspertame cause weight gain.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/04/saccharin-aspartame-dangers.aspx
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September 9, 2013 6:44 AM
QUOTE:

These days everything is going to eventually kill you lol.... Die happy and drink your diet soda lol


^^^^^TRUTH^^^^^

I can't keep straight from day to day whether coffee is going to kill me. OMG, then there is the egg. One day it is clogging my arteries and the next it is good for me.
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September 9, 2013 6:44 AM
every pound I have lost is drenched in coke zero - it fuels my dreams
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September 9, 2013 6:44 AM
In and of itself it won't make you gain weight as it has no calories - but there have been studies that show that artificial sweeteners may actually lead to weight gain, due to the way it interacts with your body:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/11/diet-soda-health-risks_n_3581842.html
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20130710/could-artificial-sweeteners-cause-weight-gain
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/story?id=4271246&page=1
September 9, 2013 6:50 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

These days everything is going to eventually kill you lol.... Die happy and drink your diet soda lol


^^^^^TRUTH^^^^^

I can't keep straight from day to day whether coffee is going to kill me. OMG, then there is the egg. One day it is clogging my arteries and the next it is good for me.


Amen!! And that is why I have my cups (yes, plural) of coffee everyday and eat my one egg omelet for breakfast. Have a Coke Zero ocassionally as well.
September 9, 2013 6:51 AM
My completely UNSCIENTIFIC **opinion**...

Even though it has no calories, it leaves me craving something sweet. Drinking it doesn't satisfy that craving, so I go in search of something that will. Which is usually *not* zero calorie.

For me, it's better to skip it.
Edited by LisaGNV On September 9, 2013 6:52 AM
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September 9, 2013 7:02 AM
QUOTE:

My completely UNSCIENTIFIC **opinion**...

Even though it has no calories, it leaves me craving something sweet. Drinking it doesn't satisfy that craving, so I go in search of something that will. Which is usually *not* zero calorie.

For me, it's better to skip it.



^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^

It may have 0 calories but it turns my appetite on, all the way to HIGH.
So, in this respect, it would help me gain weight.
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September 9, 2013 7:03 AM
QUOTE:

Dr. Mercola says yes, diet sodas containing aspertame cause weight gain.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/04/saccharin-aspartame-dangers.aspx

Mercola is a bigger quack than Dr. Oz. grumble
  1552106
September 9, 2013 7:05 AM
'diet' and 'zero' sodas are full of garbage chemicals, don't drink them

http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/7-side-effects-of-drinking-diet-soda
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September 9, 2013 7:10 AM
QUOTE:

Dr. Mercola says yes, diet sodas containing aspertame cause weight gain.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/04/saccharin-aspartame-dangers.aspx
Quack. You need to read better sources of info.

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  9285851
September 9, 2013 7:14 AM
I don't know apparently Aspartame is the worst thing on the planet and is worse than all the Insecticides they spray your veggies with, or the growth hormones they inject your meat with.. Aspartame alone is responsible for millions of people being lazy obese individuals..

I would say do whatever makes you lose weight
September 9, 2013 7:15 AM
QUOTE:

'diet' and 'zero' sodas are full of garbage chemicals, don't drink them

http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/7-side-effects-of-drinking-diet-soda
Lol, you do realize that phenylalanine is in all meat, eggs and legumes?And aspartic acid is in some fruits? Should they be avoided too because of these "garbage" chemicals?

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
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Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition
  9285851
September 9, 2013 7:15 AM
sigh.......................
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