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Diet Soda? Think Twice. By Beth Battaglino, RN-C, CEO of HealthyWomen, Women’s Health Expert. Created: 04/01/2015.

Last Updated: 04/22/2015. Share on: Information on diet soda and weight loss fluctuates as often as the scale: Drinking it can help you lose more weight than drinking plain water, says one study. And then other studies say just the. Think twice about that diet soda. By Gwen Mergian on November 3, 2009 at 8:59 PM.

Women who drank two or more diet sodas a day had a 30% drop in a measure or kidney function. Less than two. Answer From Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Drinking a reasonable amount of diet soda a day, such as a can or two, isn’t likely to hurt you. The artificial sweeteners and other chemicals currently used in diet soda are safe for most people, and there’s no credible evidence that these ingredients cause cancer.

Like regular soda, diet soda is associated with dental erosion due to its acidic pH level. This comes from the addition of acids, such as malic, citric, or phosphoric acid, for flavor ( 5, 55. Does guzzling diet soda lead to an early demise? There was a collective gasp among Coke Zero and Diet Pepsi drinkers this week after media reports highlighted a.

In other words, you don’t think twice about pairing a cheeseburger with your Diet Coke because, after all, you’re sipping zero calories. “In my experience, clients who drink diet soft drinks almost always aren’t satisfied with the drink alone — they want a sweet or salty food to go along with it,” adds Coates. Aspartame is the go-to sweetener in most diet sodas, so regular drinkers might think twice about what they’re guzzling. After a year, the diet soda group had dropped a little bit of weight, compared with those who drank regular sodas. By the 2-year mark, however, the two groups were about the same.

But no-several studies have proved conclusively that drinking diet soda is associated with weight gain. In one study, participants who started out normal weight and drank three diet sodas a day. You kicked your regular soda habit, and now you’re sitting on cloud nine.

But if that cloud is made of diet soda — a replacement for the real thing — you may have just created new problems.

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But there was one shocker: the study discovered that drinking daily diet sodas full of artificial sweeteners was associated with 34 percent increased risk for metabolic syndrome, at least compared to those who didn’t drink it.6

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Many people choose diet sodas because they are promoted as a diet alternative having no calories, but these “lite” sodas actually cause more weight gain than normal “heavy” sodas because of the chemicals in the artificial sweeteners.

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Another research study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health found that drinking two sodas a day (78 grams of sugar) increases your risk of heart disease by 35 percent.

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Studies show that sodas sweetened with high fructose corn syrup cause mineral loss, especially phosphorous and calcium, which may contribute to osteoporosis.

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Most mainstream doctors recommend that their overweight patients consume diet soda, Sweet-NLow, etc. for weight loss, but in actual fact their advice causes the patients to crave calories and binge on unhealthy carbohydrates.

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I didn’t connect those changes to the diet sodas until I started having serious bladder issues.

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However, when we repeatedly drink diet soda, this understanding breaks down—your appetite says, “Okay, here’s the sweetness, but there arent many calories—that must mean I have to eat a lot of sweet things to get my needed calories.”

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Dr. Hazuda, while referring to the results of this study on diet sodas, said that “they may be free of calories, but they are not free from consequences.”

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Diet Soda: Diet soda interacts with alcohol too, so people who drink mixed drinks made with diet soda will become intoxicated more quickly and achieve higher BACS than people drinking identical drinks made with regular soda.

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Finally, diet sodas often use the worst zero-calorie sweeteners, like aspartame, which is associated with adverse health outcomes, such as headaches and osteoporosis (weak bones).

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  • I also dislike drinking my calories unless it’s like a meal-replacer like a really filling, fibrous and nutritious smoothie. Therefor i have developed an addiction to zero calorie drinks cola zero tops the list! I’ve been struggling to quit drinking it for over half a year I’m sure these tips will help a lot! Thank you!!

  • I use to be hooked on diet coke. I think it was the caffeine in it since I don’t drink coffee whenever I would go a day without soda I would get a headache. After drinking soda almost every day of my 20s I quit cold turkey about a year ago. I found that drinking ice cold water was just as refreshing and now I pretty much only drink water.

  • Perrier IS PERFECT. I became addicted to it after being off of soda for two years. The smaller cans are great too, because I usually find I couldn’t drink more than one serving. Great suggestions

  • Hey Dani, love this video thanks for the tips! I wanted to ask what your thoughts are for alternative cream in my coffee? I like half and half but I dont know on the spectrum of options where that weighs in as far as what’s healthier and tasty. Thanks!

  • Uh oh… it grows hair on your chin, eyebrows, and ears,….. while all the other head hair falls out. Not sure of other areas on the body TMI!!!!!

  • I was surprised to find out about the plastic lining inside of aluminum cans! As far as drinking sofa when I do it is always diet.

  • So you went from artificial sweeteners, to stevia, then back to sugar? Juice has as much sugar, if not more, than soda… this seems like a huge step backwards.

  • Hey, love your videos. I have been drinking squash since I was a year old and never drink water on its own. I am really struggling quit the squash and just drinking water. Any ideas and tips?

  • My hubby was a huge diet coke addict and I was a regular coke addict, this was 10 years ago. Glad to say we no longer drink soda!!!

  • I’m sooooo happy to say I am not much of a soda drinker…I have a soda every blue moon. I like what you said Dani boutique not drinking calories and that’s one of the reasons I stay away for the most part from sodas. Lately to get the fizzle I love I’ve been drinking sparkling water with lemon flavor or mandarin orange flavor.

  • I think what you are doing is awesome.
    I am not addicted myself but I used to drink some and my mom couldn’t keep away from it. She stopped completely and even though her health is still not 100% she feels a lot better and her digestion improved tremendously.
    please keep doing this awesome job!

  • Love all the tips! This is such a great topic! I personally quit soda myself a while ago, and I recommend kombucha to a lot of people! Thanks Dani!

  • I cut down on the diet mountain dew. I used to drink 2 liters a day. I still have it here and there. Drinking more filtered water. Braun.

  • I have gone back and forth with the diet soda debate. Luckily I try to stick with straight up water anyway….but still do like my diet soda on occasion!

    I came over here from Grey Wolf Fitness to subscribe and share some love for a fellow small youtuber.

  • Some years ago I dated a dietitian who gave me a lot of hell for drinking diet Cokes because of the aspartame. Long story / short one day she called me up and told me to drink all the diet Cokes I wanted. When I enquired as to her change of heart she said that she read the report that claimed aspartame cause cancer. Evidently they were dosing the Lab mice with the equivalent of 700 diet Cokes per day to get them to get cancer

  • Do you drink a lot of diet coke? Are you considering quitting? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! ��

  • Awesome video Dani!  I definitely wish I had followed these tips. I used to be a soda addict as well (20+ sodas a week), but with regular soda. Luckily I quit cold turkey 5 years ago, and haven’t had a soda since. I lost about 30 pounds! Unfortunately I suffered headaches and an irritable mood for months, definitely not a good way to quit soda lol. Now I drink the Kroger brand of lemon and lime flavored sparkling water, it’s pretty good.

  • Thanks for sharing these great tips! I was a big soda drinker & lover of all sweets for many years. I wish I had tried your gradual weaning off method a year ago. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes so I had to quit all sugars & sweetened drinks..cold turkey. Don’t wait for your bad cravings to affect your health. Try to cut back on your sugar intake. It was easy after the first few days. I don’t crave sugar anymore. Also, I love flavoring my water with Meyer lemon slices. It’s a little sweeter than regular lemons.
    Good luck everyone!

  • WATCH ��: Why You Should Never Drink Soda & 5 Foods You Should Not Eat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx3eyBU4DSM&list=PL_fl96m7OLQWTg82q3ImUs2xVqdBNsjwL&index=50

  • That is exactly what I did and now I drink seltzer. Baby steps is key and gradually cutting back the fruit juice until it was just seltzer water. The kroger flavored brands are all pretty good.:)

  • Nope pop in general is terrible, diet even worse because it tricks the mind into thinking you are experiencing sugar for the body to process, when the sugar never arrives it forces the brain to want to search for sugar even more. I get headaches from anything with aspartame so no thanks to that garbage.

  • I used to drink a lot of diet pop and for my resolution for New Years 2015 I decided to give up all carbonated drinks. I have been pop-free for over a year and it has made a whopping difference in my lifestyle. Probably the hardest thing about giving it up was just when I went out with my friends (which is not very often). A lot of mixed drinks at the bar use pop or soda waters in them so now I’m more restricted, but I wouldn’t say that’s necessarily a bad thing in the end 😉 If you’re thinking about giving it up, I’d definitely recommend it. At first I missed my can of diet coke after work but now I haven’t thought about it for months.

  • I haven’t had a carbonated drink in 10 years.
    I have been known to down some Flor de Cana in coconut water or in Hibiscus tea tho 😉

  • I quit soda when I was like 12….. it was super easy. I have the mental fortitude of an ancient wise tree. Yep. I occasionally drink some mineral water, maybe once every couple of months.

  • I would rather drink water then diat tasty nasty all of it. Like any thing else addictive tasty like crapp tell your body starts to crave it.

  • I’m just not a fan of that aftertaste they seem to all have. I don’t drink them too many times and stick to water….I do worry about the chemicals too, just like the Walden Farms products. Another quality video Luke!! Very in depth dude!!!

  • It’s been almost a year since I completely gave up all soda. I replaced it with sparkling water/seltzer water. I need the bubbles! I feel so much better. Not just with my digestive system but my muscles and joints also feel better.

  • I find that I need a little caffeine pick me up in the afternoons that I work (nurse; those 12 hour shifts). I also find myself reaching for the diet soda with certain foods. I don’t think I consume it excessively, therefore I don’t stress about quitting all together. I do love sparkling water and unsweetened ice tea. I do not like to drink my calories, so I am hesitant to try anything that contains sugar. On a side note, I am curious as to what you have plugged in. Is it an essential oil diffuser?

  • I do occasionally have a Cola when at the cinema or if I order a burger, but it’s maybe once every two to three weeks. There is however a soda I really like that can be found occasionally here in Ireland that has about 160 calories per bottle. The sugar content is not as high as Cola, but it definitely is something I only should treat myself with every couple of days or so. My problem is chocolate more so than sodas. I’m trying to focus on a high quality chocolate that isn’t as addictive. One or two pieces usually satiates the craving, whilst I could quite easily eat 1000 calories worth of dairy milk chocolate or some other mass produced milk chocolate in one sitting.

  • I drink diet soda and when I feel I’m going overboard I back down to flavored seltzer water. I really want soda to be a treat-or be something I have go get. Thank you for this variety!

  • hi my name is Lacey and I’m a diet soda drinker and I want to quit drinking diet sodas and I don’t know how to do it without the repercussions of it without getting addicted to it again

  • I used to be a sprite zero addict. No idea how I quit haha, I just don’t drink it anymore. Great video though, I might show this to my mother, who loves coca cola zero.:)

  • Thanks for this video Dani! I personally never liked soda.I’ve had it occasionally in gatherings but that was pretty much it and i gave it up completely couple of year ago, my mum on the other hand is addicted to diet coke she drinks a can every day because she says it helps her with her digestion issues,could that be true?Also she refuses to substitute it with anything else or give it up. Any tips?

  • I’ve never been a fan of soda but my girlfriend is a Dr pepper addict. she can’t do without all the sugar and the caffeine. how to overcome this???

  • i did the same thing but it took me one week to think about and stopped juices and soda and now my favorite drink is just water and lime just like you Dani, i loved soda but once i took this decision this love for soda was gone, i was reading an article about stevia and i discovered that it was not the natural plant that we are drinking as sweetener but it was an othe stevia with other ingrédients, stevia is green and not white…. then i took the decision to forget about it, thanks to god in my country all our veggies and fruits are organic and cheap so we don’t have to worry about this….Dani thanks for the tips.

  • I had to say bye bye to diet soda after they began to give me migraines. I drink good spring water from a local spring, with the juice of an orange and a lemon, on ice. 2 quarts to the juice referenced previously. Yum!

  • I also used to be addicted to diet soda. I got a water bottle dispenser and had high quality water delivered to my house. I figured it was probably cheaper than all the soda I was drinking and it was good tasting. That worked for me.

  • Hey Dani, I also used to be a diet soda addict. I’d quit about 10 years ago when articles started to come out about the artificial sweeteners that are/were used in diet sodas, and how bad it is for our health. I quit cold turkey and never looked back. I drink still water with lemon juice, or I love plain fruit/herbal teas. I also started to make and drink Kombucha in the past year with my lunch which I enjoy very much.

  • Lmao! Never heard the aborted baby cells one before. The aspartame scare has been around as long as aspartame has. Before that it was saccharin causes cancer. In rats. If you give them huge amounts of it. For a lifetime. Haha! I’ve been diabetic for 50+ years and have consumed this stuff from the beginning. No cancer yet! But then I figure we’ll all die from it sooner or later so in the meantime, give me my damn diet Mountain Dew! Hahaha!

  • I never knew diet soda was more harmful than regular soda had I known that Aspartame had side effects like gray hair memory loss Alzheimer’s all that I would’ve quit drinking diet soda a long ass time ago!!!!

  • I was a coca cola drinker. I stopped cold turkey and went straight to club soda. Now I have the occasional coca cola when I can’t do better but my first choice would be club soda or sparkling water

  • I’ve never been a pop junkie, only because I find the carbonation upsets my stomach. Instead, I drink coffee with LOTS of sugar and milk. So that is my downside. I’m going to buy Truvia to put in coffee instead of sugar, because my trainer told me that in her experience, that one is the closest stevia version of sugar she has found. So right now that is my challenge. I don’t think I will ever give up sweet and creamy coffee, because I just simply really like it. So going black probably won’t happen for me. But I figure if I can drink it mostly with stevia, and then have a really yummy Tim Horton’s coffee once a week on a Friday or something, then that will be a good compromise.

  • Hmm that’s an interesting drink! I used to drink a lot of coke zero but I decided it was making me crave more sugar and it was time to stop. I just stopped cold turkey and chewing on sugar free gum helped me. I also make sugar free low cal jello to help with the cravings. Seemed to work.

  • I’m a soda addict too, drinking infused water has helped me a lot. Tastes sweet and is completely natural. But it’s tough to give up soda, did cut back, but haven’t quit.

  • Excellent subject. It was cold turkey for me; twice! First, I quit smoking over 20 years, and now diet soda
     I am happy with plain old seltzer. My favorite is Perrier brand, but it’s becoming costly. So, I am settling for carbonated filtered water. And like everyone else, I flavor it with citrus (mainly lime).
    Thank you! Before I saw your upload, I thought I was the only person in the world who enjoyed carbonation. But now, somewhere in the back of mind I am awaiting for the dreaded “STUDY” (as usual) that will demonize seltzer water and ruin my happiness.

  • It don’t cause it, but it feeds it. Especially ( small cell cancer ), which is very aggressive. After the doctors did their thing on mom mom after she got ovary cancer. I took over with my alternative treatments. The first thing I did was ( switch ) her sugar intake. I went to the raw form of sugar then I switched the kinds of fats, then I used cancer killer from nature. Cancer hates nutrition. My mom is still living at 88 years old. She got the small cell cancer at 80 years old.

  • I was a huge diet soda addict! I would drink it 4 days a week and I couldn’t live without it. But I decided to stop with it, knowing how addicting and bad it is for me. So I try to drink zevia every now and then when I want to have something carbonated. I cant even enjoy regular diet soda anymore. Great video! Its not easy, but if we want we can do it! =)

  • I’m so lucky that my mom taught me when I was young that soda is only for special occasions otherwise I might have been addicted as well! Great video Dani!

  • thanks for the tips. I drink way to much soda a day, close to 2L (diet only). hoping that quitting soda will help me lose weight too.

  • Really informative video, Luke. I might have a diet soda once every couple of months and always felt a tiny bit guilty thinking they were just bad. Thanks for debunking most of the negative claims.

  • How ya doing Luke got to say this has got to be one of the most in depth vids on diet sodas I think most people now have moved onto sugar free energy drinks having worked in the drinks business for over 25yrs people’s drinking habits have defo moved onto these types of drinks MINT

  • Very informative video Luke and timely as I’ve this week the media has been reporting that diet soda can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. I started drinking Coke Zero a few years ago to help manage appetite in the evening while on a cutting phase. The habit of one drink at night has stuck with me. I’ve just recently started to cut back mainly because of the caffeine content and it’s impact on my sleep.

    Keep up the great work.

  • I am trying to get my mom to stop! She just can’t get over drinking Diet Mountain Dew!! She says that nothing tastes the same! But right now I am drinking Zevia and I love it:-)

  • Diet soda is my weakness-can you discuss stevia and crystal light-there are debates on these-are they harmful-where can I find zevia drinks that you talked about-when you use seltzer water is this pure juice you use or unsweet?thanks again dani-many blessings-Anne from ASheboro-N.C.

  • Thanks for the video. I am a diet coke addict. Been drinking this for years. I don’t like hot beverages, coffee or tea. I go to McDonald’s everyday and have a large diet coke. I go because of habit. Read the paper be around people. I have tried a number of times but can’t seem to do it. I have tried seltzer thinking I was wanting the fizz but I didn’t like the taste. I try to drink water but end up having a diet coke. Of course I know it isn’t good for you but I can’t seem to find the right drink to replace it with.

  • I am not a diet soda addict, but I am a carbonated water addict! lol My favorite drink of all time is carbonated water with a squeeze of lemon or lime. It became rather expensive to “support my addiction” lol, so I purchased a Soda Stream machine at Bed, Bath, & Beyond with the 20% off coupon.  I also purchase the refill cartridges there too using the coupons and I save $$$$ and can still enjoy my fizzzzzzzzzzzzz.:)

  • I’m really glad I cut soda out in my early years. It’s scary to think now that soda is an addiction to so many because if the sugar content. I always tell people that cutting out soda is like a rehab 😉

  • WOW< this couldn't come at a better time. I decided the other day to quit. I've found flavor seltzers to be most helpful! I also promised myself that with the money I'll be saving on diet soda, I'll get to buy more cookbooks:)

  • once I turned diabetic, I knew I had to get off soda (1-3) bottles a day.  I was addicted to the bubbles, the sugar.  It took about 2 years to totally transition to diet soda.  But it never tasted as good or satisfied me, but then REAL sugar was SO sweet I couldn’t go back to regular soda anyways (because it would kill me) and it was too sweet.  So I started different diet waters, diet coke with stevia, but i was not losing weight and I was barely controlling my diabetes. I knew the crap in the diet coke was no good to me, I needed to alkanize my diet, get rid of those chemicals and just DEAL with wanting it but denying myself the pleasure.   I have since bought selzer water that has no calories that has carbonation and fruit flavors.  I take 2 drinks of this straight, then I add -2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.   It hides the shocking vinegar flavor within the seltzer, and this has helped me lower my appetite for carbs and lowering my sugar readings.  I honestly believe that ‘POP’ contributed 80 percent to my getting diabetes, and if I could take it away, I would have NEVER allowed it brought into the house or around myself and kids.  It is poison in my mind.  Everytime I see it, my husband and I laugh and say, “you want a little drink of poison”, we laugh, but it sets our minds to ‘stay away from that crap”.

  • Love the tips, however my problem is I am trying to add Water to my routine but I always go back to Tea. Do you have any tips for that?

  • After loosing weight twice and found out the regular surgar drinks gained my weight back I went to surgar free soft drinks and no more weight gain,I can pretty well much eat anything else that’s low in surgar,I do drink diet but alter to drinking water alot as well and I am addicted to the caffeine in the drinks,goes for the sweetness aspartame really not that sweet as you think,it’s got a strange taste apart from surgar,it’s kinda got a slightly nasty taste to it so really don’t think my brain think it’s surgar cause of the odd taste but good thing is no gain weight not for me at least.

  • I think the best way to get people to stop drinking diet pop, yes, I’m from the Midwest, and that’s what we call it, is to have people read the ingredients on the label, and then look up what some of that stuff can potentially do to you.  I’ve nearly given up pop, but once a month, I have a craving that nothing else will satisfy, but I’ll get that from the gas station’s dispenser which is watered down so I don’t feel too guilty.  Another thing you could to is add the seltzer water to you own, homemade juice, so you know you’re having something more healthy than the store bought stuff.

  • These are great tips I love drinking Diet Coke too, it’s a bad habit to slowly stop drinking. I will try these steps… Where did you buy those drinks you’ve mentioned?

  • I used to drink about 60oz a day of dr. pepper. I switched to sparkling water first, then to plain water. That was 4 years ago. Now, I occasionally drink green iced tea.

  • Dani, I completely agree with baby steps. When my husband and I first met (i was a dietetic student), he was drinking several servings of regular soda and was about 70 lbs overweight. I took a baby steps with him, switching to diet soda, reducing soda, increasing water, etc. Within a couple of years, he was 70 lbs lighter.

  • 3-5 liters of mineral I drink per day no soda no fruit juice Keeps my skin soft and looking younger I am 36 year old guy I look 12 years younger so I’ll keep off soda full stop no thanks I won’t be drinking diet soda no thanks no way I’ll stick to 3-5 liters of mineral water per day I also don’t drink caffeine either! I don’t smoke I exercise and don’t smoke don’t drink heavily either

  • Thank you for this video Dani! I’m a huge soda junkie, have always been but a few years ago I switched to diet Coke and it became worse as I drink a 20oz bottle few days a week. I want to quit it but I miss the carbonation so this tips will come handy when I’m ready to leave my dc

  • Right now I’m on Baby Step 2 lol…I used to be addicted to diet Dr. Pepper, now I drink Dr. Zevia which taste just like the “real” thing:)

  • Awesome tips! I was addicted to diet soda about 5 years ago, but now I never crave them and haven’t had one since. Every now and then I’ll buy Kevita (like you suggested) which gives me that delicious, sweet, and tingly carbonation flavor. I like your suggestion for the flavor seltzers!

  • I work long hours… very little time off.. so i never keep soda in the house. i try to only have it when i go out… so if im out with the girls for a bite.. i’d let myself have a soda.. so its some sort of treat.. works fairly well

  • I ended up on your video for the same reason many have, really wanted to know if diet drinks are safe to consume. Coke has come out with 2 new flavors of Blend Batch Coffee and Caramel. I was interested to see if there were good reviews on those as they show 0 Calories, 0 Carbs, 0 Fats and 0 Protein. If something is so zero, can it be bad? Subscribed and loved your video as you gave a compelling version to similar drinks Coke offers. Thank you.

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  • Do you feel any difference towards your teeth by drinking lime /lemon juice? My teeth are sensitive to fruit juices. I regularly drink 1,5 liters of Pepsi max a day.

  • I was a diet soda addict few years ago and it was SO hard giving it up until i gained so much weight around my waist and belly which i never used to have before! that was my cue! i started by just reducing my daily dose and going for water and smoothies till i completely quit:)

    i also found out that when i was eating greasy unhealthy food i’d crave diet soda after.. i changed it all:)

    now i’m following clean eating plans most of the time and my waist line is almost back to normal and my health is just so much better!:)

  • I like diet/sugar free Lucozade Pink Lemonade. However, I prefer regular Mountain Dew over diet Mountain Dew, which in my opinion has boring sweetless gassy taste

  • A little off subject, but I’ll share this with you. I went to a flea market in NC today and was surprised to see a vendor with stacks of vintage skillets; about 70 of ’em, he said. There were Griswolds, Wagners, BSR, a couple of Martins and some unknowns. The guy said he had bought the lot and had them ”professionally” restored by an employee of Lodge in South Pittsburg, Tenn. This so called restoration involved blasting every piece and mostly obliterating all the logos. What a waste.

  • My body goes into major rebellion with artificial sugars, so DIET soda has never been a problem. Mainlining caffeine to work short handed for weeks on end was another problem. I have introduced the club soda and juice idea to mothers with caffeine and sugar sensitive kids so the kids don’t feel deprived when their friends come over. Some of the other kids became converts after tasting the cool new flavors.  I do admit, at the end of a long, rough  work day, nothing still is more satisfying and comforting than my can of Coke with generous splash of lemon. Yes, I’m a heathen.

  • Dani! This is so helpful! I’m trying to lose a great deal of weight and as an aid to that to drink diet soda vs. regular soda. But it is becoming more and more clear how bad of a food choice diet soda is. I found these suggestions to be very helpful. I believe I will try several of them. My husband is a diabetic and I’m hopeful I can also get him on board.
    As ideas for the future I would love some menu options for 1200 calorie days that make you feel nice and full without going over…Maybe even with a dessert?

  • Though I agree that too much soda is bad for you, I drink far too much to be throwing stones, lol. Research, people ��And bottoms up!

  • I used to drink diet soda in the 80’s but suddenly came down with IBS symptoms. Figured out the cause was aspertame and sugar alcohols like sorbitol and malitol; stopped cold turkey and all the symptoms went away. Now if I ingest just a little bit of these chemicals it will trigger the IBS symptoms. So many food manufacturers put these chemicals in their products that I have to pay close attention to ingredient lists and be very careful in choosing meals at restaurants. I don’t have IBS, I have a reaction to chemicals that cause it; and I bet many IBS sufferers are suffering needlessly because they don’t know about these chemicals in foods and drinks.