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Monster Drinks or Diet Soda

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  • PeteGamer2910PeteGamer2910 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Personally I prefer water or black coffee but I have the occasional Diet Coke with a lunch or a monster before a workout. All about moderation
  • daveredvettedaveredvette Member Posts: 87 Member Member Posts: 87 Member
    I have a low carb Monster every morning. more for taste and habit now, I don't like coffee. Then another in the afternoon. I guess I really don't get energy from them because I could have one in evening and still go to sleep.
    I do notice in the morning after a Monster, I will get odd feeling until I eat breakfast.

    My goal is to try and limit to 1.
  • wunderkindkingwunderkindking Member Posts: 448 Member Member Posts: 448 Member
    I drink about a liter of caffeine free diet soda some days. I've lost a substantial amount of weight - from obese to a healthy BMI - while doing so.

    Energy drinks do bad things to my anxiety. I have 2 cups of coffee, the last one at noon. Otherwise caffeine is a no go.

    But I will drink my freaking zero calorie soda until the day I die and I won't be mad if I get buried with a bottle. I LIKE IT. I'll cut it out if there are health issues that say it's bad (and there are some, but not a lot) or if I got stupid and it was my only source of hydration. For weight/fat loss purposes? Lol, no.
    edited May 3
  • WithywarlockWithywarlock Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Diet Coke for me. While energy drinks tend to promote themselves to my demographic (video game enthusiasts), they sure don't help performance. It's hard to 360 noscope someone when you're hands are shaking like a jackhammer from the sugar rush and caffeine highs and lows.
    What motivated me start drinking Diet Coke, and later more water, was the flu; the first time I had it, my regular Original Coke was too sweet, and when I had the flu-like symptoms from a vaccine lately, I found Diet Coke didn't hit the spot like water did. Going to the gym and drinking water regularly also helped, as a fizzy drink's not the sort of thing you want on a treadmill unless you fancy spending time cleaning up the stickiness.

    The only problem I have with Diet Coke now is the artificial sweeteners causing cravings. I need to remind myself to drink water and find out if I'm thirsty, craving, or actually hungry.
  • curwhibblescurwhibbles Member Posts: 90 Member Member Posts: 90 Member
    In terms of harm reduction, I would stick with a diet soda. There are a few healthier lines out now...I have a preference for Splenda flavored colas. But do what makes you, you. It’s not always a game or restriction.
  • kenyonhaffkenyonhaff Member Posts: 1,356 Member Member Posts: 1,356 Member
    On a dietician's recommendation I'm off diet drinks and artificial sweeteners.

    What's working well for me:

    Coffee
    Seltzer Water -- It comes in many flavors and has all the fizz. Not as sweet as Diet Coke, admittedly.
    Stevia-sweetened sodas. OK, it's more expensive than Diet Coke, but it's sweet and fizzy. Oh, and caffeine.

    I admittedly do miss Diet Coke, but there are substitutes that don't totally suck and have zero calories and have caffeine.

  • LazygirlyLazygirly Member Posts: 23 Member Member Posts: 23 Member
    I might get thumbsed down from the Diet Coke lovers here lol but I would try to stay away from the Aspartame.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 6,599 Member Member Posts: 6,599 Member
    Lazygirly wrote: »
    I might get thumbsed down from the Diet Coke lovers here lol but I would try to stay away from the Aspartame.

    Why?

  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 44,849 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 44,849 Member
    Schila64 wrote: »
    sarah7591 wrote: »
    I would get rid of the monster drink....don't they have a lot of caffeine? I drink one diet soda a day as well....i want to stop but are they really that bad? Have you tried the flavored waters that are fizzy?
    The only reason why I want yo stop the diet soda is because they are the definitely the cause of cellulite .
    Where did you hear that? Cellulite is a genetic predisposition. Diet soda has nothing to do with it.


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  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,501 Member Member Posts: 1,501 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Schila64 wrote: »
    sarah7591 wrote: »
    I would get rid of the monster drink....don't they have a lot of caffeine? I drink one diet soda a day as well....i want to stop but are they really that bad? Have you tried the flavored waters that are fizzy?
    The only reason why I want yo stop the diet soda is because they are the definitely the cause of cellulite .
    Where did you hear that? Cellulite is a genetic predisposition. Diet soda has nothing to do with it.

    Agree! I’ve imbibed my fair share of Diet Coke and various other Diet fizzy drinks over my rather long life, starting from the point in the 1970’s when they first appeared on the market where I live. Not even a suggestion of cellulite. I’m very grateful to genetics! Mother, sister, daughters...all cellulite free.

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