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Diet coke alternative?

MtscruffyMtscruffy Posts: 28Member Posts: 28Member
I am really trying to cut out all artificial sweeteners as I've heard they end up making you hungrier. Can anyone recommend something to drink that is fizzy yet not a lot of calories? I am missing my diet coke with lunch. I don't like just regular seltzer water. I need some create ideas that are low cal and no artificial sweeteners. Thanks!

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  • MtscruffyMtscruffy Posts: 28Member Posts: 28Member
    I am really trying to cut out all artificial sweeteners as I've heard they end up making you hungrier. Can anyone recommend something to drink that is fizzy yet not a lot of calories? I am missing my diet coke with lunch. I don't like just regular seltzer water. I need some create ideas that are low cal and no artificial sweeteners. Thanks!
  • markfloydmarkfloyd Posts: 69Member Posts: 69Member
    Water may be your only alternative!
  • rhestonrheston Posts: 638Member Posts: 638Member
    Go out and buy sparkling water and add a slice of lime or lemon to it. Perrier, San Pelligrino, even just club soda or diet tonic will be in the ball park of what you're looking for.

    Bob
  • wtchywmnwtchywmn Posts: 193Member Posts: 193Member
    I drink regular club soda (no calories) and sometimes I add a little juice like cran-grape or something like that. I also will squeeze some lemon or lime. I haven't had a soda since January 1st. After the first two weeks I don't even miss it. If i were to have a soda I would have a regular one and not a diet because I have heard bad things about artificial sweeteners.
  • MtscruffyMtscruffy Posts: 28Member Posts: 28Member
    Thanks everyone! I will try those ideas. Hopefully, in time, I will not miss it!
  • icupfunny2000icupfunny2000 Posts: 470Member Member Posts: 470Member Member
    hey i have a question to add on to this question..... Has anyone ever seen a difference in weight loss when they stopped drinking diet pop?
  • MtscruffyMtscruffy Posts: 28Member Posts: 28Member
    Well - my friend said she stopped using artificial sweeteners and its helped cut down her appetite tremendously. I'm not sure if she lost weight from it - but that was encouraging.
  • icupfunny2000icupfunny2000 Posts: 470Member Member Posts: 470Member Member
    hmmmmmm maybe ill stop drinking diet pop with you..... that will be hard though lol
  • Baigle2003Baigle2003 Posts: 40Member Posts: 40Member
    I am addicted to Diet Coke! It replaces cake, cookies, and any other fattening pleasure I've had to do away with. : ) I used to have 4 a day, and I'm down to one. I'll let you know if it helps me lose weight.
  • stewartastewarta Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Nope, not a pound when I have stopped diet drinks, nor have I felt less hungry!!! Their theory about diet soda's tricking your body to overreacting to burning calories that are not there seems odd. So the argument would be, "always eat calories when you drink diet soda and then the body would be reacting to calories" That's my thinking.
  • blink14blink14 Posts: 57Member Member Posts: 57Member Member
    I also drink seltzer with fruit juice in it. I also used to drink alot of soda, so I've got myself down to 1 a day or every other day. I also try to only drink soda or calorie filled drinks when I go out to eat.
  • wtchywmnwtchywmn Posts: 193Member Posts: 193Member
    I am down 12 lbs. since January, I don't know not drinking soda had anything to do with it. It is probably a combination of that and eating healthier, counting calories and exercising.
  • Erica92627Erica92627 Posts: 576Member Posts: 576Member
    I found an organic water at target the other day. . Non artificial waters. I found 4 flavors. When I get home and/or remember the name I will share with you.

    There is also caffefine free coca cola.. maybe that will help?

    Personally I'd try to find those organic waters. The fruits are all natual. No fructos or anything like that.
  • MtscruffyMtscruffy Posts: 28Member Posts: 28Member
    Thanks for the feedback everyone!
  • kmjgrantkmjgrant Posts: 80Member Posts: 80Member
    The best diet soda that I have found that is better then everything out there is DIET PEPSI MAX there are literally nothing in there but ginseng and caffeine. On the other hand caffeine is not good for you, but it has no calories.
  • splendasplenda Posts: 24Member Posts: 24Member
    The best diet soda that I have found that is better then everything out there is DIET PEPSI MAX there are literally nothing in there but ginseng and caffeine. On the other hand caffeine is not good for you, but it has no calories.

    ohhhhh yummy i love it. I hate diet pepsi and any coke, but this stuff tastes just good enough to curb my sugar cravings.

    :):happy:
  • SoupNaziSoupNazi Posts: 4,229Member Member Posts: 4,229Member Member
    The best diet soda that I have found that is better then everything out there is DIET PEPSI MAX there are literally nothing in there but ginseng and caffeine. On the other hand caffeine is not good for you, but it has no calories.

    Diet Pepsi Max has aspertame in it, too. :sick: This has been a hot topic on here every so often. For anyone interested, just type in aspertame in the search box in the forums and you can read some older posts.
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