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January 11, 2011 1:28 PM
I need some opinions on DIET DR.PEPPER.....

I used to drink Dr.Pepper but switched to DIET when I started this program.... I only drink ONE diet dr pepper a day its ZERO calories... but I still am ifiy about drinking it!?!?!?

Should I just stick to water???

I have gave up my SWEET DECAF TEA all together =( Which was the hardest thing ever!!!
January 11, 2011 1:31 PM
There's a TON of controversy on this topic. Are you not drinking any calories? Yes and that's great BUT there's a lot of people that take issue with the artificial sweeteners that are in diet beverages. If you're only having 1 a day I think it's fine....but that's just me.
  100829
January 11, 2011 1:34 PM
The sodiuim in diet drinks is what's gona get you. Have you tried Diet Right? I it's no Dr Pepper, but it's a carbonated drink thats better for you then regular soda. I was drinking 4 or 5 diet Cokes a day, now I'm only drinking water for now and I sure feel better.
  3485894
January 11, 2011 1:34 PM
Well, I personally refuse to drink any diet drink. The reason why is in the article below. Thought you might find it interesting. :)

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/04/earlyshow/contributors/emilysenay/main2330142.shtml
January 11, 2011 1:36 PM
Try to just stick to water. Artificial sweeteners are interpreted by the brain to be the same as natural sugars. So insulin is released which stops the body from burning fat. Sugar from your blood is used for energy instead, and then, to counter the hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) you have to eat more to replenish the blood sugar.

Bottom line, artificial sweetener is very counterproductive for weight loss.

And then there are all the potential health problems like cancer...
  2469411
January 11, 2011 1:36 PM
I think it's fine. It's much better than regular pop for calories and such and I've learned you've got to have somethings still or you'll eventually lose all control and binge. I don't think one a day is bad at all
  2666545
January 11, 2011 1:37 PM
Depends on how you define "okay."

If ok = no calories, than yes.
If ok = no artificial sweeteners, than no.
If ok = good for your body, then no one really knows.

And so much more. IcePrincess is right, there is a lot of controversy and science doesn't seem to agree. Many think that the "sweet load" without calories tricks your body into waiting for carbs, and when they don't come, you actually get hungrier. Some studies have shown that people that drink diet sodas weigh more than people who drink regular sodas.

From personal experience, I had to give up Diet sodas because when I ate them, I found myself craving fatty, salty foods.
  3380893
January 11, 2011 1:39 PM
The sodium will make you retain water and it will hinder your weight loss.... even though there are zero calories - water is a much better option! If you crave pop, try carbonated or seltzer water - it gives you that fizz and there are no artificial sweeteners!
January 11, 2011 1:40 PM
QUOTE:

Try to just stick to water. Artificial sweeteners are interpreted by the brain to be the same as natural sugars. So insulin is released which stops the body from burning fat. Sugar from your blood is used for energy instead, and then, to counter the hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) you have to eat more to replenish the blood sugar.

Bottom line, artificial sweetener is very counterproductive for weight loss.

And then there are all the potential health problems like cancer...
I disagree. I drink diet Mt Dew all the time and have no problems at all with everything you listed. Also, she is only drinking one per day.
January 11, 2011 1:41 PM
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The sodiuim in diet drinks is what's gona get you. Have you tried Diet Right? I it's no Dr Pepper, but it's a carbonated drink thats better for you then regular soda. I was drinking 4 or 5 diet Cokes a day, now I'm only drinking water for now and I sure feel better.


I wish people would get off the whole there's a ton of sodium in Diet drinks. There's NOT. It's approx. 40mg of sodium in a can which is not a lot.
  100829
January 11, 2011 1:42 PM
DRINK IT, LOVE IT AND IGNORE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY WITH STRANGE ANTI-POP SCIENCE!!

Check out other pop-lovers and successful skinny-minnies here;

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/140065-the-pro-diet-pop-soda-thread?hl=diet+pepsi+
  1100181
January 11, 2011 1:43 PM
I honestly don't see anything wrong with you drinking one diet pop a day. I love pop and I still have the habbit of drinking at least 2 a day. But i highly doubt you'll get a cancer from it. I guess as long as your not drinking like 5 pops a day, I think you'll be fine. What worrys me about soda, whether its diet or not, is my teeth.
  2155698
January 11, 2011 1:44 PM
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January 11, 2011 1:46 PM
Stick to water...it'll make your journey easier.

:o]
January 11, 2011 1:47 PM
I don't drink much soda anymore because of two back to back kidney infections (may have not had nothing to do with it but I'm not taking a chance of going through that again) but one a day isn't going to hurt you.
  145179
January 11, 2011 1:48 PM
When I first started drinking diet drinks, I went with diet pepsi because pepsi was my drink. however, i didn't really care for it in diet. (lol)

Diet Dr. Pepper is all i drink now. It was a little strong at first and it's not good hot, but a good and cold one is the way to go. It is very similar to the regualar dr. pepper.

Good Luck!
January 11, 2011 1:51 PM
well, let's see - Coca Cola has been used to clean toilets and remove battery acid, but we've still been drinking it for years.

each person is different - if you like it and it doesn't make you get the munchies for sweet stuff, and as long as you're also drinking water, by all means drink it. if you're freebasing 24 cans of it or more a day, then I'd have to say no!
January 11, 2011 1:51 PM
I drink either a diet Pepsi or diet Dr. Pepper when I get to work in the morning, and usually some form of diet soda with my dinner in the evening.

I have not found it to adversely affect my progress over the last 12 months.
  413220
January 11, 2011 1:54 PM
The researchers are saying that drinking diet drinks kind of programs you to crave sweet things, whereas if you didn't eat or drink sweet things you would not crave them as much. So they were finding that people didn't lose weight by drinking diet drinks, because they ate more sugary foods.
so in my opinion, as long as it seems like you are staying in your calorie goal and your cravings are not out of hand you can drink diet drinks if you want them.
January 11, 2011 1:55 PM
As long as your liquid intake all day doesn't consist of Diet Dr. Pepper, I think you're fine. There are going to be so many people on here that will tell you that they don't drink it or never have. I DO drink diet coke every day, and it never affected my weight loss. Again, I have my fair share of water or so, so I never feel guilty. But it's a must have for me, toilet bowl cleaner or not! drinker
January 11, 2011 2:02 PM
I would DIE, literally DIE without Diet Dr. Pepper!!!! But like people have said, don't make it all you drink :)
January 11, 2011 2:05 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Try to just stick to water. Artificial sweeteners are interpreted by the brain to be the same as natural sugars. So insulin is released which stops the body from burning fat. Sugar from your blood is used for energy instead, and then, to counter the hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) you have to eat more to replenish the blood sugar.

Bottom line, artificial sweetener is very counterproductive for weight loss.

And then there are all the potential health problems like cancer...
I disagree. I drink diet Mt Dew all the time and have no problems at all with everything you listed. Also, she is only drinking one per day.


Yep, I tried cutting them out for a while but it really made no difference. I drink one or two a day and have not had any problems. In fact, if anything, I have less cravings for carbs and sweets when I drink diet sodas. And, as someone else said, there's no clear evidence that they are bad for you....just a lot of speculation based on poor research.
  18107
January 11, 2011 2:07 PM
Do whatever you need to, in order to make this dieting easy on you, I live by the phrase Everything in Moderation! I myself have cut all pop, and juice. I've been drinking nothing but water, and sometimes I mix it with the Crystal Light which gives me some flavor without all the extra stuff.
  3720049
January 11, 2011 2:15 PM
QUOTE:

DRINK IT, LOVE IT AND IGNORE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY WITH STRANGE ANTI-POP SCIENCE!!

Check out other pop-lovers and successful skinny-minnies here;

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/140065-the-pro-diet-pop-soda-thread?hl=diet+pepsi+


Bahahahahahahaha I love this. Strange anti-pop science. Hehe.

I'd say it is fine, but that's me. Anyone claiming bad things about sodium... really? It's like 40mg for a can, and I at least get 2,500 a day allotment. 40 is hardly anything. Just make sure you are also drinking plenty of water, and I would say you are good to go.
  1812240
January 11, 2011 2:23 PM
There are a lot of different views on diet drinks. One thing is pretty obvious though. Most people who drink them do not actually seem to lose weight. There are a couple theories on this too. One is that the sweet taste triggers insulin release and the insulin goes out search for sugar. When it can't find any it triggers the craving for sweets or carbs so you actually ending eating more bad food. There is research out there on this. Anyway, all I know is that I gave up diet drinks and within a week my joint pain was greatly reduced and my energy was increased. Hope that helps.

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