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October 3, 2012 8:29 AM
I stopped drinking pop everyday for about a month now. In that 4 weeks, I've had one 20oz of diet dr. pepper. That's it. I only drink water now, but I'm not losing weight? Why? I've read that if you stop drinking pop you will automatically lose. So why not me? I stay under my calories and exercise everyday. I've been doing Jillian Micheal's DVDs and I've actually gained weight (I guess it could be muscle)?

Does anybody have anything that might help me?
October 3, 2012 8:33 AM
Were you drinking diet or regular?
October 3, 2012 8:33 AM
QUOTE:

I stopped drinking pop everyday for about a month now. In that 4 weeks, I've had one 20oz of diet dr. pepper. That's it. I only drink water now, but I'm not losing weight? Why? I've read that if you stop drinking pop you will automatically lose. So why not me? I stay under my calories and exercise everyday. I've been doing Jillian Micheal's DVDs and I've actually gained weight (I guess it could be muscle)?

Does anybody have anything that might help me?


You probably are eating too much. If you just cut out one thing and are still not in a calorie deficit, you will not lose weight.
October 3, 2012 8:33 AM
How much were you originally drinking? Was it diet drinks?

Fact of the matter is, one 12 oz. soda is typically about 150 calories. Saying you had 2 a day, that is really only 300 calories a day that you are cutting from your lifestyle. If you haven't changed anything else about your habits that would only equate to a 2100 calorie drop a week, which is only about 3/4 a pound. It is also likely that you have replaced these sodas with something else of equal or higher caloric content which would cause for the lack of weight loss.

It takes exercise and eating in moderation to lose weight. Not just eliminating one "bad" thing from your diet.
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October 3, 2012 8:33 AM
There is no scientific PROOF (I put that word in caps to head off some of the nonsense that I'm sure people will post) that drinking diet soda has an effect on weight.
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October 3, 2012 8:34 AM
You only have 2 more pounds. This will take a little longer to lose.

Also, you might want to open your diary if you want helpful responses.
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October 3, 2012 8:34 AM
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Were you drinking diet or regular?


It was diet.
October 3, 2012 8:34 AM
If you were drinking diet to begin with, you're not cutting any calories. You're definitely healthier in that you're not consuming the chemicals, but if you're not creating a calorie deficit you won't lose weight.
October 3, 2012 8:35 AM
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There is no scientific PROOF (I put that word in caps to head off some of the nonsense that I'm sure people will post) that drinking diet soda has an effect on weight.


Yeah, have to agree on this one. I think more of the benefits are going to be internal than external (just like quitting smoking, really. some gain/some lose/some nothing). So, even if the weight isn't coming off from cutting, just focus on the positives of actually getting that crap out of your system. flowerforyou
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October 3, 2012 8:35 AM
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I stopped drinking pop everyday for about a month now. In that 4 weeks, I've had one 20oz of diet dr. pepper. That's it. I only drink water now, but I'm not losing weight? Why? I've read that if you stop drinking pop you will automatically lose. So why not me? I stay under my calories and exercise everyday. I've been doing Jillian Micheal's DVDs and I've actually gained weight (I guess it could be muscle)?

Does anybody have anything that might help me?


You probably are eating too much. If you just cut out one thing and are still not in a calorie deficit, you will not lose weight.


I was eating 1200, and bumped it up to 1300. I don't think I could eat less than that.
October 3, 2012 8:35 AM
what did you substitute for the fizziness?
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October 3, 2012 8:37 AM
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what did you substitute for the fizziness?


Water.
October 3, 2012 8:38 AM
There are people out there spouting opinions as aboslutes who don't know the difference between their rectum and a hole in the ground. Personally, I've never heard that if you stop drinking pop, you will automatically lose weight, especially if it's diet soda.

Of course all those chemicals can't be good for you, so stick with the water. I don't know what you need to tweak, but keep at it. Those last few pounds will go.
October 3, 2012 8:38 AM
QUOTE:

I stopped drinking pop everyday for about a month now. In that 4 weeks, I've had one 20oz of diet dr. pepper. That's it. I only drink water now, but I'm not losing weight? Why? I've read that if you stop drinking pop you will automatically lose. So why not me? I stay under my calories and exercise everyday. I've been doing Jillian Micheal's DVDs and I've actually gained weight (I guess it could be muscle)?

Does anybody have anything that might help me?


i think you need to read better sources of information if that's what you read. You make no mention of the rest of your diet, caloric intake, TDEE or anything else.
October 3, 2012 8:39 AM
So you were drinking Diet soda to begin with, (which is zero calories and zero fat) and now you only drink water and you can't figure out why you're not losing?

Cutting out Diet soda is not the cure all of weight loss - you have to do other things. Your diary is not open so we can only guesstimate.....
You need to change up your eating habits (reduce carbs, sugars and sodium - increase protein and water)
Change up your exercise routine - get your heart rate up. Add more strength training!
October 3, 2012 8:39 AM
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Were you drinking diet or regular?


It was diet.


Easy. Diet soda has no calories
October 3, 2012 8:40 AM
First: congrats on kicking your soda habit. Soda stains your teeth and causes your body to crave sugar. Plus, soda is just empty calories with NO nutritional value. Even diet soda is bad because it is full of sodium and makes you look bloated and can cause your body to crave sweets.

Why haven't you lost weight?

To lose 1 lb. you would have to burn 3,500 calories (through exercise or diet). If you were drinking a 12 oz. can (150 calories) of soda every day it would take 23 days to lose 1 lb.

Since you were drinking diet soda then you have eliminated no calories from your diet.

Love Jillian Michael's dvds! I am working out to her 30 day shred dvd.
Edited by mdhummel On October 3, 2012 8:44 AM
October 3, 2012 8:46 AM
JulieMTiffany has deactivated their account.
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October 3, 2012 8:47 AM
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JulieMTiffany has deactivated their account.


WTH!

So glad I took the time to respond then.
October 3, 2012 8:47 AM
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JulieMTiffany has deactivated their account.


WTH!

So glad I took the time to respond then.


That was fast
October 3, 2012 8:51 AM
deleted: it was all a waste of time
Edited by hughtwalker On October 3, 2012 8:55 AM
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October 3, 2012 8:51 AM
A member for over a year and *this* was what caused her to deactivate?

That said, based on her posts in this thread, it sounds like she may not have been using the tracking function anyhow.

I sure wish others realized that the most likely best "value" of MFP is in its food tracking and not in its forum validation of sketchy science.



Edit: Fixed a misused apostrophe.
Edited by jofjltncb6 On October 3, 2012 9:00 AM
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October 3, 2012 8:52 AM
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Were you drinking diet or regular?


This - if you were already drinking diet - no difference. Also, do you take your measurements - you are probably gaining muscle.
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October 3, 2012 8:53 AM
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I sure wish others realized that the most likely best "value" of MFP is in its food tracking and not in it's forum validation of sketchy science.

this forum really, REALLY needs a Like button
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October 3, 2012 8:57 AM
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A member for over a year and *this* was what caused her to deactivate?

That said, based on her posts in this thread, it sounds like she may not have been using the tracking function anyhow.

I sure wish others realized that the most likely best "value" of MFP is in its food tracking and not in it's forum validation of sketchy science.


What are you talking about? I love how I can post a topic and immediately have the help of a thousand professionals, all with differing opinions! The food tracker doesn't give me that kind of help...

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