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  • KAYRRIEKAYRRIE Posts: 201Member Member Posts: 201Member Member
    So I have a huge diet soda habit and a friend at work insists that despite being 0 calories, diet soda is negatively impacting my weight loss.

    Thoughts?

    I highly agree. 1st that fake sugar they put in it is horrible for you. But most importantly, the sodium they use to flavor it is so bad for your heart and causes you to swell. That's what causes water retention, and 'causes your kidneys to over work because it's something that's not natural for us. Water would be your best bet, and believe me I know what soda withrawal feels like, I was a soda addict too. Loved my soda, and once in a blue I sneak in a soda and it's the equivalent of eating an amazin piece of cake for me when i drink it. Cause of that feeling, i had to ban it from my house. You'll feel that prob for the 1st week or 2 but it really does get easier. If you don't feel you can quit, maybe you can just challenge yourself not to drink it for 1 or 2 weeks and see how you feel at the end of that. Wish you the best with this.
  • HornsbyHornsby Posts: 10,372Member Member Posts: 10,372Member Member
    KAYRRIE wrote: »
    So I have a huge diet soda habit and a friend at work insists that despite being 0 calories, diet soda is negatively impacting my weight loss.

    Thoughts?

    I highly agree. 1st that fake sugar they put in it is horrible for you. But most importantly, the sodium they use to flavor it is so bad for your heart and causes you to swell. That's what causes water retention, and 'causes your kidneys to over work because it's something that's not natural for us. Water would be your best bet, and believe me I know what soda withrawal feels like, I was a soda addict too. Loved my soda, and once in a blue I sneak in a soda and it's the equivalent of eating an amazin piece of cake for me when i drink it. Cause of that feeling, i had to ban it from my house. You'll feel that prob for the 1st week or 2 but it really does get easier. If you don't feel you can quit, maybe you can just challenge yourself not to drink it for 1 or 2 weeks and see how you feel at the end of that. Wish you the best with this.

    He sodium argument is so washed up. There is more sodium in most tap water.
  • MindPump1MindPump1 Posts: 77Member Member Posts: 77Member Member
    I'll let you kids continue to believe the "science" that you all have come to know. I don't consume it. I used to, I used to love soda. But after losing 135 pounds, I decided it wasn't worth my health. I don't want to bother arguing, because I've learned that I can lay out facts, and no matter what I present...it won't change your minds. SO continue drinking it. I'll stick to my water and coffee.
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    Yeah the sodium argument is super weird.

    It has 40 mg of sodium. A teaspoon of salt has 2325 mg of sodium.

    When I toss a pinch of salt on my vegetables when cooking them, that has to be more than 40 mg of sodium, then.
  • KAYRRIEKAYRRIE Posts: 201Member Member Posts: 201Member Member
    I know everyone keeps saying that you can still lose weight drinking diet soda, and that is true, but there's something more important to that than losing weight. It's the fact that it messes with your kidneys over time. All that sodium is really bad for your kidneys to process and for your heart. I found this link online about how diet soda can affect your kidneys if anyone is interested.
    https://kidney.org/news/kidneyCare/spring10/DietSoda
  • ReaderGirl3ReaderGirl3 Posts: 868Member Member Posts: 868Member Member
    KAYRRIE wrote: »
    So I have a huge diet soda habit and a friend at work insists that despite being 0 calories, diet soda is negatively impacting my weight loss.

    Thoughts?

    I highly agree. 1st that fake sugar they put in it is horrible for you. But most importantly, the sodium they use to flavor it is so bad for your heart and causes you to swell. That's what causes water retention, and 'causes your kidneys to over work because it's something that's not natural for us. Water would be your best bet, and believe me I know what soda withrawal feels like, I was a soda addict too. Loved my soda, and once in a blue I sneak in a soda and it's the equivalent of eating an amazin piece of cake for me when i drink it. Cause of that feeling, i had to ban it from my house. You'll feel that prob for the 1st week or 2 but it really does get easier. If you don't feel you can quit, maybe you can just challenge yourself not to drink it for 1 or 2 weeks and see how you feel at the end of that. Wish you the best with this.

    Where in my profile picture do you see large amounts of 'swelling'? I drink several cans of diet soda a day, have a bmi of 20.7, and I'm also at a very low risk for heart disease per the health markers my doctor goes by. And my kidneys work just fine.

    Oiy, the things people come up with :p
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    KAYRRIE wrote: »
    I know everyone keeps saying that you can still lose weight drinking diet soda, and that is true, but there's something more important to that than losing weight. It's the fact that it messes with your kidneys over time. All that sodium is really bad for your kidneys to process and for your heart. I found this link online about how diet soda can affect your kidneys if anyone is interested.
    https://kidney.org/news/kidneyCare/spring10/DietSoda

    As covered above (are you not reading the other posts?), all WHAT sodium?
  • KAYRRIEKAYRRIE Posts: 201Member Member Posts: 201Member Member
    shell1005 wrote: »
    Drinking a diet soda right now...and my insides are just fine.

    lol, which I had your xray vision.
  • HornsbyHornsby Posts: 10,372Member Member Posts: 10,372Member Member
    KAYRRIE wrote: »
    I know everyone keeps saying that you can still lose weight drinking diet soda, and that is true, but there's something more important to that than losing weight. It's the fact that it messes with your kidneys over time. All that sodium is really bad for your kidneys to process and for your heart. I found this link online about how diet soda can affect your kidneys if anyone is interested.
    https://kidney.org/news/kidneyCare/spring10/DietSoda

    But there isn't "so much sodium" in diet soda...
  • stevencloserstevencloser Posts: 8,917Member Member Posts: 8,917Member Member
    Just for fun:
    Deadly dose of aspartame: over 10g/kg
    https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/gmm_rpts/gmm1.pdf

    Table Salt: 3 g/kg
    Caffeine: 0.2 g/kg
    http://ei.cornell.edu/teacher/pdf/ATR/ATR_Chapter1_X.pdf

  • mespreemanmespreeman Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
    alexzenk86 wrote: »
    continue to believe the "science"

    I will. You know why?

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  • Scamd83Scamd83 Posts: 808Member Member Posts: 808Member Member
    Dem chemicals tho.

    Anyone remember when 'chemicals' first became the latest trendy scapegoat by people who like to pretend they're down wit da science? I mean we've got this and toxins, sugar, bad carbs, bad fat, processed food, white flour, cholesterol, hormones in milk...with all of these things out there which apparently hurt our body I'm surprised the Western population hasn't been wiped out. Bring on Skynet, because we're clearly invincible.
  • Serah87Serah87 Posts: 5,498Member Member Posts: 5,498Member Member
    All these "chemicals" that are suppose to be killing us, how come I don't see dead bodies everywhere?
  • sijomialsijomial Posts: 15,535Member Member Posts: 15,535Member Member
    Serah87 wrote: »
    All these "chemicals" that are suppose to be killing us, how come I don't see dead bodies everywhere?

    Maybe diet soda made everyone blind?
    Maybe all the chemicalz dissolved the bodies?
    Maybe all the sodium (that isn't) in the drinks spontaneously combusted?

    :)
  • positivepowerspositivepowers Posts: 902Member Member Posts: 902Member Member
    alexzenk86 wrote: »
    richln wrote: »
    alexzenk86 wrote: »
    alexzenk86 wrote: »
    I would stay away from diet anything. I used to have a huge dependency on soda, and I know what it can do to the body. The chemicals they put in soda alone should make you second question yourself when you drink diet soda. Just because it has 0 calories doesn't make it healthy. Pay attention to they put into the drink. I stick to water, coffee and tea.

    Which chemicals would be the worrisome ones?

    Lets go to school shall we?

    First off, your body was never mean to digest any of the ingredients listed in soda. Past the first ingredient, and starting with Caramel E150D ( notice I'm looking at diet coke) this has been linked to cancer. To me, don't want to consume that. Sorry. Next ingredient, sweetners, Aspartame, and Acesulfame K, Both were produced to be safe alternatives to using sugar, yet have been linked to many healthy problems over the years. Next, Phosphoric Acid, this is the product you hear about that eats away at bones, teeth, and causes kidney stones. Why is it soda you ask?? Just to give it a sharp taste...Next, probably the two least harmful ingredients depending on the person, caffeine and citric acid.

    This is why I stopped drinking soda. Most of these companies do not care about you as a person. They want to make money! So they dump all this crap into their drinks not caring what it does to the inside of a person, so they can make a profit.

    Sounds like the FDA must have really dropped the ball on this one. How did it manage to get through the cracks?

    I don't think the FDA really cares to much about what goes into food. Have you ever read what you consume? Look at all the packaged food out there. IT will blow your mind.

    Do yourself a favor-check out Mind Pump, they are a fitness Podcast. They talk about stuff like this on some of their shows, along with talking about the corruption in the fitness industry, and they know their stuff too.



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    Our bodies are made to process chemicals. That's why you have a liver and kidneys, stop listening to woo like Mind Pump.
  • Alyssa_Is_LosingItAlyssa_Is_LosingIt Posts: 4,684Member Member Posts: 4,684Member Member
    KAYRRIE wrote: »
    I know everyone keeps saying that you can still lose weight drinking diet soda, and that is true, but there's something more important to that than losing weight. It's the fact that it messes with your kidneys over time. All that sodium is really bad for your kidneys to process and for your heart. I found this link online about how diet soda can affect your kidneys if anyone is interested.
    https://kidney.org/news/kidneyCare/spring10/DietSoda

    Did you read the other posts in the thread regarding sodium?

    It has about the same amount of sodium as tap water.
  • Amym26Amym26 Posts: 83Member Member Posts: 83Member Member
    I drink 2 a day, and it has had no effect on my 75+ pound weight loss.
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