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February 7, 2012 2:35 AM
Okay so what I've been recently trying to do is cut soda out completely...so far I'm doing alright. I went from drinking probably almost a 2 liter a day to drinking Propel Zero and Gatorade and only drinking like a can of soda every other-every two days. I also drink a lot of regular unflavored water. Now my question is, is propel better for you than soda? Also, is Gatorade better for you than soda? I'm trying to drink more regular water than what I normally do, but it's just so plain. I like the flavor. Suggestions?
I've heard propel is good and heard it is bad and also heard the same about gatorade, but I know with the gatorade I lost a bit of weight last year. ...any ideas guys?
Also, anyone know anything about MIO?
  12052661
February 7, 2012 2:43 AM
Tea! Black, green, white, rooibos, oolong, fruit and herbal ... so many choices!

Try fruit tea iced and add a little bit of stevia or truvia and you've got a great "juice" that's zero cals, carbs, and nothing but healthy goodness!

Gatorade is good for replacing electrolytes after an intense workout; say running a half marathon, but I wouldn't drink it just to drink it. It's still just carbs and sugars.
February 7, 2012 4:08 AM
What Smashlee said. Also, try flavoring your water with lemon, lime, cucumber slices, etc. It adds minimal calories and loads of flavor. I use 1 lemon slice per day in my 32 oz water bottle, and that 1 slice will last me through 2 refills.
  14104692
February 7, 2012 4:15 AM
QUOTE:

Okay so what I've been recently trying to do is cut soda out completely...so far I'm doing alright. I went from drinking probably almost a 2 liter a day to drinking Propel Zero and Gatorade and only drinking like a can of soda every other-every two days. I also drink a lot of regular unflavored water. Now my question is, is propel better for you than soda? Also, is Gatorade better for you than soda? I'm trying to drink more regular water than what I normally do, but it's just so plain. I like the flavor. Suggestions?
I've heard propel is good and heard it is bad and also heard the same about gatorade, but I know with the gatorade I lost a bit of weight last year. ...any ideas guys?
Also, anyone know anything about MIO?


I don't know about the Propel (isn't that flavored water?), but Gatorade is horribly acidic. My dentist said it's worse for your teeth than soda is.
February 7, 2012 4:18 AM
Propel is flavored water, but it has sucralose iin it. On the nutrition label it says it has no sugars, no carbs, no fat, no calories...you know...but I've heard things negative about it and also positive. I don't know which to believe.
  12052661
February 7, 2012 4:18 AM
Oh, and thank you guys! I do appreciate all the advice. I'm not much of tea drinker...mostly because when I drink tea it just doesn't seem sweet enough...I'll have to try out a few different ones and hopefully I can find something.
  12052661
February 7, 2012 4:20 AM
Diet coke is fine. Stay away from gatorade. It is loaded with sugar and carbs. Its a sports drink. It is meant for drinking when you are completely depleted of energy and electrolytes.

Drink diet soda and you will be fine.
  11628706
February 7, 2012 4:21 AM
Gatorade has almost as much sugar as soda, so I would avoid Gatorade unless you are doing long bouts of cardio (over an hour long), as it helps replenish your body of sugar, sodium and electrolytes, which you don't need if you are doing shorter workouts.
Edited by erickirb On February 7, 2012 4:21 AM
February 7, 2012 4:24 AM
Gatorade is sugar water with salt - YUK@!
Propel is no better than soda with its chemical list:
flavors, citric acid, sodium citrate, potassium citrate, sucralose (marketed as Splenda), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E acetate, niacinamide (vitamin B3), calcium disodium EDTA, calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), acesulfame potassium,

I drink green tea and just water with some lemon.
If man makes it, don't drink it.

That's a good standard.
February 7, 2012 4:29 AM
Anything is better than soda, if you're thinking in terms of possible kidney damage.
February 7, 2012 4:31 AM
Be careful drinking gatorade... I was drinking mostly that for a while and it was hurting my blood pressure badly. There is a TON of sodium in it. So if you have blood pressure issues at all gatorade is probably worse for you then soda.
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February 7, 2012 4:33 AM
I had fought this battle for the better part of a decade, but could never seem to kick the diet soda addiction. I tried going to plain water cold turkey, fruit in the water, tea, stevia, pretty much everything. Last year I simply declared the battle lost and returned to my 6- 20 oz bottle a day habit. (terrible I know)

Then I bought one of those soda stream water carbonators.Through experimentation I found the minimum tolerable amount of syrup to add to each bottle. This seems to be working for me.... or at least making me feel better about it. Most of the syrups are sweetened with splenda which I'm not thrilled with, but I feel i am getting a satisfying soda and dropping my artificial sweetener consumption by 1/3.

I have also bought the mio bottles and found the minimum tolerable amount for those too. They make a pretty good fruit soda.

Good Luck
February 7, 2012 4:39 AM
Flovored water is fine as long as it doesnt have alot of calories. I would really try to stay away from the gatorade though. If you read the label the 32 oz bottle has as much sugar and calories as a 12 oz can of soda
February 7, 2012 4:40 AM
neither of them.... WATER all the way!
February 7, 2012 4:40 AM
Drink water. Everything else is avoidable.
  5097017
February 7, 2012 4:43 AM
QUOTE:

Oh, and thank you guys! I do appreciate all the advice. I'm not much of tea drinker...mostly because when I drink tea it just doesn't seem sweet enough...I'll have to try out a few different ones and hopefully I can find something.


I've been on the loose-leaf tea bandwagon for a while now - To sweeten your tea, add some natural liquid honey.
February 7, 2012 4:46 AM
I drink regular water or the SoBe life water zero calories... lots of yummy flavors zero cal, sweet but not from sugars or artificial sweeteners. If I'm craving carbonation (yes, I love bubbles in my drinks) I'll have a diet soda of some kind but i try to make that less than once a week. I used to drink regular soda at least twice a day.
February 7, 2012 4:47 AM
Gatorade is a dentists nightmare, and will rot your teeth faster than soda.
February 7, 2012 4:47 AM


I've been on the loose-leaf tea bandwagon for a while now - To sweeten your tea, add some natural liquid honey.


drink water it does your body good. I also drink chinese loose leaf teas that I buy online. if you think ? you have to have something then i guess vita water would be better then gatorpuke........
  4566034
February 7, 2012 4:48 AM
You should stay away from diet soda and soda as much as possible. It makes most people more hungry throughout the day.

You could try adding a Crystal Light packet to a bottle of water. I know a lot of people who can't drink just plain water and thats what they do. I think it's only 10 calories a packet. so nothing horrible.

Good luck!
February 7, 2012 4:50 AM
When I was breaking my soda addiction, I started drinking sobe life water made with stevia and carbonated water (0 sodium, 0, sugar, 0 anything else) with lime. It helped me at least break my addiction. I am still working on drinking more water, but at least I am not drinking soda any more. Good luck to you. It's a hard habit to break.
February 7, 2012 4:50 AM
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Be careful drinking gatorade... I was drinking mostly that for a while and it was hurting my blood pressure badly. There is a TON of sodium in it. So if you have blood pressure issues at all gatorade is probably worse for you then soda.



I doubt it was the sodium in the Gatorade that was raising your blood pressure. The electrolytes in it are pretty balanced. More than likely it was your liver processing all of the sugar that led to the high blood pressure.
February 7, 2012 4:52 AM
I use the Mio flavorings all the time now. I can control how much goes in and I don't use much. It just makes the water a bit more interesting to drink.

I gave up diet soda last spring. I still have a diet Coke about once per week, but nowhere near the three or four cans per day I was doing.
  11293492
February 7, 2012 4:53 AM
QUOTE:

Okay so what I've been recently trying to do is cut soda out completely...so far I'm doing alright. I went from drinking probably almost a 2 liter a day to drinking Propel Zero and Gatorade and only drinking like a can of soda every other-every two days. I also drink a lot of regular unflavored water. Now my question is, is propel better for you than soda? Also, is Gatorade better for you than soda? I'm trying to drink more regular water than what I normally do, but it's just so plain. I like the flavor. Suggestions?
I've heard propel is good and heard it is bad and also heard the same about gatorade, but I know with the gatorade I lost a bit of weight last year. ...any ideas guys?
Also, anyone know anything about MIO?


No.

I drink regular brewed tea with nothing else in it. Cold brewed tea bags can just be stuffed into your water bottle and left to brew for 5 or so minutes for great iced tea. I like tea plain, but even if you need the sweet, something like this http://goo.gl/e9JYK ro this http://goo.gl/Le8et are both very sweet with no sweetening at all. Really, try it. These, especially the Celestial Seasonings, taste really sweet but have no sweetener.

The problem with Gatorade and Propel is there is really too much electrolyte in them to make them a regular beverage. You put your heart at as much risk drinking these as regular beverages than if you stayed fat, so consider that. These are ONLY for replacing fluids after a workout. They are in no way "good for you" as a regular beverage and shouldn't be used for that.
February 7, 2012 4:54 AM
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Propel is flavored water, but it has sucralose iin it. On the nutrition label it says it has no sugars, no carbs, no fat, no calories...you know...but I've heard things negative about it and also positive. I don't know which to believe.


How can you stand the nasty aftertaste of sucralose....drink water with a lemon or lime wedge. There is no nutritional value at all in Propel...just chemicals.
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