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tbow0023tbow0023 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
Can Diet Coke cause you to gain weight? I don’t like regular coke. It’s so sweet but I like the caffeine that Diet Coke gives. I don’t like tea and coffee stains teeth. Does it cause weight gain even though it’s supposed to be 0 calories?

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  • JBanx256JBanx256 Posts: 316Member Member Posts: 316Member Member
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 35,789Member Member Posts: 35,789Member Member
    tbow0023 wrote: »
    Can Diet Coke cause you to gain weight? I don’t like regular coke. It’s so sweet but I like the caffeine that Diet Coke gives. I don’t like tea and coffee stains teeth. Does it cause weight gain even though it’s supposed to be 0 calories?

    How could something with zero calories cause weight gain? Beyond that, no one in particular food causes weight gain. Consuming calories in excess of what you need causes weight gain.
  • nutmegoreonutmegoreo Posts: 13,673Member Member Posts: 13,673Member Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    nutmegoreo wrote: »
    Generally speaking, weight gain requires calories (exception, water weight). Some people find that diet drinks increase their cravings for sweets. If this is not you, then no, diet drinks won't cause weight gain. If it does increase your cravings for sweets, then being aware of how many calories you are taking in can mitigate that influence.

    Also, a lot of people who aren't accounting for calories will drink a diet coke to wash down that triple bacon cheeseburger or whole pizza thinking they're being "good"

    Sounds pretty good to me! :wink:
    Just gotta account for the calories.
  • flutes2flutes2 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    I love Diet Coke and drink about 16 oz a day. I also use artificial sweetners in my tea. It doesn't make me crave sweets and I keep to my daily fitness calorie count so I guess its one vice I won't be giving up soon
  • WinoGelatoWinoGelato Posts: 12,792Member Member Posts: 12,792Member Member
    tbow0023 wrote: »
    Can Diet Coke cause you to gain weight? I don’t like regular coke. It’s so sweet but I like the caffeine that Diet Coke gives. I don’t like tea and coffee stains teeth. Does it cause weight gain even though it’s supposed to be 0 calories?

    Where did you get the idea that a zero calorie beverage would cause weight gain?
  • Chef_BarbellChef_Barbell Posts: 5,116Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,116Member, Premium Member
    WinoGelato wrote: »
    There nothing good for you about diet drinks. Try some different teas. I love GoodEarth Sweet & Spicy. Drink them cold, with a straw to avoid teeth stains. Just google "diet beverages and weight loss". Here is one recent article: https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/diet-soda-weight-gain-metabolism-insulin-brain-fat-metabolic-syndrome.html

    That url is a woo overload!

    Woo overload!! :laugh: 🤯🤯🤯
  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Posts: 359Member Member Posts: 359Member Member
    Clarification, diet Coke has about ~5-10 calories in ~32 oz. I think your bladder or kidneys will give out before your calorie intake will.
    Aspartame is considered fairly safe.
  • zeejane03zeejane03 Posts: 850Member Member Posts: 850Member Member
    I started drinking diet Coke back when I started my active weight loss phase. Ended up losing a bunch of weight and improved all my health markers. I credit the diet Coke.

    Or the calorie deficit that I was also in.
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Posts: 5,772Member Member Posts: 5,772Member Member
    tbow0023 wrote: »
    Can Diet Coke cause you to gain weight? I don’t like regular coke. It’s so sweet but I like the caffeine that Diet Coke gives. I don’t like tea and coffee stains teeth. Does it cause weight gain even though it’s supposed to be 0 calories?

    Momentarily. It has mass/weights, so immediately after you drink some you will gain the weight of the substance you just placed inside your body.

    It's not going to cause fat gain, or net long-term weight gain.
  • Kalex1975Kalex1975 Posts: 313Member, Premium Member Posts: 313Member, Premium Member
    tbow0023 wrote: »
    I don’t like tea and coffee stains teeth.

    Just a quick FYI, sodas can also stain teeth...
    People who drink cola may notice their teeth turning yellow over time. That's because soda is very acidic, and dark cola contains chromogens.

    Clear-soda drinkers also may get duller teeth because lemon-lime flavors contain acids, which make teeth prone to stains from other foods.

    "It's like red wine vs. white wine," Wolff says. White wine makes your teeth easier to stain. So does clear soda. And all sodas have almost the same acid level whether they're dark, clear, regular, or diet.

    https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/foods-stain-teeth-feature

  • ccrdragonccrdragon Posts: 2,217Member Member Posts: 2,217Member Member
    There nothing good for you about diet drinks. Try some different teas. I love GoodEarth Sweet & Spicy. Drink them cold, with a straw to avoid teeth stains. Just google "diet beverages and weight loss". Here is one recent article: https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/diet-soda-weight-gain-metabolism-insulin-brain-fat-metabolic-syndrome.html

    The author of that article would have to try very hard to pack any more BS into it than she already did....
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 709Member Member Posts: 709Member Member
    Eating more calories than your body burns causes weight gain. It’s pretty hard to drink enough Diet Coke to gain weight.
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