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Why is Diet Soda bad for you?

Is diet soda really bad for you? I always thought it was just like flavored water. I dont' need or crave caffeine at all. In fact, I dont' drink anything with caffeine ever.

Wed. Jul 26, 11:39am

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read the ingredients. The chemicals in diet soda are not fit for human consumption. People who drink diet soda are too lazy to give up soda, so they try a calorie free alternative. The body has NO need for diet soda, there is NO nutritional value in it, so there is no real reason to drink it.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 12:19 PM

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easy killer. it may not be ideal, but better than real soda. giving it up completely can be a longer-term goal. it's not fair to say people are lazy because they want to find a substitute.
margarine is horrible too, but no one's screaming and yelling about that.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 12:24 PM

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I don't think it's horrible for you, and it's certainly a better option than regular soda. The main drawbacks are that it's very acidic and has no nutritional value. Some people also find that the artificial sweeteners actually make them crave sugar more. Iced green tea would probably be a better option.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 1:22 PM

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it's the artificial sweetners are bad for you-many of them have been shown to cause diseases like cancer in tests. sure, they are safe in small amounts, but most americans who drink soda, diet or otherwise, don't drink small amounts. a small amount of soda would be a 12 oz can a week-as a "treat". ultimately, the artificial sweetners are "chemicals" . . .that alone is enough to make me pass on soda.

A lot of people will say, okay, what about Splenda, it's made from sugar, right? Technically, Splenda " is the trade name for sucralose, a synthetic compound stumbled upon in 1976 by scientists in Britain seeking a new pesticide formulation. It is true that the Splenda molecule is comprised of sucrose (sugar) — except that three of the hydroxyl groups in the molecule have been replaced by three chlorine atoms." Now, chlorine molecules aren't necessarily toxic to humans (depending on their stucture) but really, do you want to find out what 10 years down the road of constant use will bring?

You're much better of using real sugar in small amounts, not white sugar, but raw brown sugar, or even real maple syrup. You CAN factor these in to your daily calorie alotments and actually be more satisfied than when using substitutes.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 2:02 PM

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It's debatable as to whether diet soda is "better" for you than the real thing. There was a study I read recently on a health forum that showed a 60-70% increase in your risk of obesity if you drink just ONE diet soda on a daily basis. Just because diet soda doesn't have calories in it doesn't make it harmless. There seems to be a causative effect with artificial sweetners that increases your appetite in other areas. Net effect is that by drinking diet soda, you crave more food and actually increase your calories over the course of the day. Just have a small cup of the real thing when you're really craving it and stick to water, green tea etc the remainder of the time. Your body (and scale) will thank you for it!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 2:03 PM

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Missing an Important Point - Dental Health

Regular AND diet soda is really bad for your teeth!




Diet Soda Drinkers Beware!

Drinking carbonated soft drinks regularly can contribute to the erosion of tooth enamel surfaces.

Soft drinks, which contain sticky sugars that break down into acids, adhere easily to tooth surfaces.


These acids can soften tooth substance and promote formation of plaque, which erodes the enamel.


Enamel breakdown leads to cavities.


If erosion spreads beneath the enamel into the dentin, pain and sensitivity may result


Which may result in root canal surgery.

Because saliva helps neutralize acids and wash your teeth clean, the worst time to drink soda pop, ironically, is when you are very thirsty or dehydrated due to low levels of saliva.

The larger the volume of intake, the more impact pop has on your teeth

"Diet sodas are part of the problem. Women especially like to drink them throughout the day and between meals because they have no calories, yet the higher frequency and volume is putting their teeth at risk."

Try to:


Drink soda pop only with a full meal.


Be sure to brush and floss soon after drinking and/or eating.


Also, resolve to quench your thirst with water.


If you drink pop alone or between meals, chew sugarless gum afterward to increase your saliva flow.

© 1996-2000 DentalNotes Academy of General Dentistry.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 3:25 PM

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the person who mentioned the study about diet soda drinkers being more likely to be obese...

duh. people who are overweight probably comprise the majority of diet soda drinkers as they are the ones looking to cut their calories. so in reality, (and this is problem with most studies people quote) it's not the diet soda making people fat, it's that fat people are more likely to drink it.

to the OP...
the thing that is bad about diet soda is that it has a lot of sodium in it. look for diet rite...it has 0 cals, 0 carbs, 0 caffeine, and 0 sodium.

good luck!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 3:59 PM

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why is diet soda appealling?

why do you drink it?

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 4:04 PM

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I was never a diet soda drinker until recently. I have 1 diet mtn dew in the afternoon and it fills me up and the caffeine gives me a boost. It doesn't make me eat more, it helps get me till dinner. I also drink plenty of water and it is nice to have something different. I am far from Lazy, I work out daily sometimes twice and lbs are coming off!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 4:16 PM

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i drink diet soda because i think it tastes better than regular soda. and i drink soda for the caffeine because i just don't like tea. and coffee gets tiresome after awhile.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 7:05 PM

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I drink diet soda to replace regular soda. It is almost as much of a treat as regular soda used to be. I wish I could be good and just drink water all the time, but until that day, I'll keep on with the Diet Vanilla Pepsi.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 8:31 PM

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As a dieter I used to drink diet soda, but noticed that when i abruptly replaced it with water nearly all my food cravings diappeared with it (especially for salty or greasy snacks which are my downfall). At first I thought it was some wierd coincidence but others on this site have noted similar experiences. I used to drink 5-6 diet sodas a day.

So I don't necessarily think diet soda is 'bad' for you per se (and it certainly beats regular), but personally I know I have made much better progress without it.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 9:05 PM

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This is my first week without any diet soda

I've been ADDICTED to diet mountain dew for several years now. I started reading some things on here and pondered this same thing.

Now, I won't go so far as to say that I know for a fact that diet soda is bad for you, that it causes you to gain weight, or anything else of that nature. I'm not a doctor.

However, I decided to give it up for awhile because I didn't have anything to lose. Why not? I'll give it a shot and see how I feel.

Well, this is my third day without any soda, diet or otherwise. I feel different. I don't have mid-afternoon cravings like before (which would usually end my diet). And, although I can't confirm this since weigh-in day is on Saturday for me, my pants feel looser. Maybe it's just water weight and bloat, but I don't care. I've been struggling today with my pants falling down even though I wear a belt.

I suppose I don't have any answers here, but all I can say is - give it a shot. If it doesn't work for you, then start drinking diet pop again. But I think I'm onto something here.

- egruber

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 9:33 PM

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one diet mountain dew a day is NOT "in moderation" and is NOT healthy for you.

Sure, diet soda drinkers are more likely to be obese- but obviously it's not working if people are still obese and still drinking diet soda. Personally, I've never seen a skinny person carrying around a diet soft drink.

Finding a subsitute that is just as harmful to ones health as regular soda is stupidity. It's insane to think that we should eat things the human body is not supposed to ingest simply to save calories. That is NOT healthy. You may lose weight, but fat ain't the only thing that's gonna affect your health.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 11:25 PM

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You have NEVER seen a skinny person carry around a diet soda???? Are you joking????

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 11:26 AM

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yeah, that is hard to believe. however, i am 37 and had my first diet pepsi (first diet soda) just last year at a picnic. i am just not a soda drinker...so i guess anything is possible!

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 11:40 AM

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Diett soda

People if you think your fat and are unhappy with your weight don't switch to diet soda just stop drinking it period! Even if you drank diet soda but your eating habbits are still the same you need to just face it your not going to loose weight! Heres a weight loss program for you eat less move more!

Monday, May 21, 2007, 4:22 PM

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I can't even believe we're having this debate again. Sigh.

Monday, May 21, 2007, 5:52 PM

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I'm new to PT so thanks for reposting this debate. I'm encouraged by the prospect of cutting out diet cola and losing my afternoon cravings. Maybe not altogether, doubt it's that easy. But worth a shot! And I can use the money I save on soda to buy gasoline.

Monday, May 21, 2007, 6:09 PM

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I can't imagine that it is.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 10:42 AM

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Diet vs Regular

I have no medical background but have a personal story to share. I'm 26 years old, and now my metabolism has slowed down, specifically within the past year. I've always enjoyed a regular soda from time to time, mostly Pepsi or Coke. I noticed a tummy and knew I needed to kick the can. I gave it up for a while and stopped craving it, my tummy went down a little. As you know, when you go through stressful periods and you fall into old habits or pick up new ones. I decided I wanted to drink soda again but to be "safe" I forced myself to drink diet. It wasn't so bad, it took care of the craving for regular soda. But the tummy isn't coming off! I can't back this up, but I've heard that diet soda might not pack on pounds like regular soda, but the chemicals in diet "lock" fat cells making it nearly impossible to break them down. Sugar can break down. I think it's just safer to avoid soda all together. If you're craving something sweet, have an ounce of dark chocolate and then drink your water.

Sunday, September 30, 2007, 9:32 PM

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My skinny, knows-everything sister in law brought up this debate recently but I don't know anything about it because I neither drink nor like regular or diet soda. Does anyone have a link to a peer reviewed dietetic or medical journal article? (not sound bites from suspect websites). This is the best I could find so far.

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Sunday, September 30, 2007, 11:19 PM

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I wanted to comment of the dentist point of view. I have 6 kids so between my husband and my self and my six kids we have never had a cavity. When we moved to a new town and had to find a dentist we all had our teeth cleaned. The dentist was shocked and the first thing he said was "You guys don't drink soda do you?" The next thing he said, under his breath to the hygienist was, "parents like this will put us out of business"
True story and this is my 2 cents about soda.

Sunday, September 30, 2007, 11:31 PM

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I've stopped drinking soda, diet or otherwise, for the most part. Now I find that the taste is so overpowering and sweet that I don't like it anymore. The most I'll have is some diet pepsi in a "rum & coke" or a glass of diet pepsi if there's no coffee around in the afternoon. Once my tastebuds got used to not being saturated with sweetness, they can't handle those levels anymore.

Monday, October 01, 2007, 5:19 PM

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Your an Idiot

Water has no nutritional value either, stop drinking it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 11:57 AM

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Yes.. just dont drink anything

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 11:58 AM

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Wow

Wow, the more I read the more I realize you are all idiot. To think I came here looking for information.

Stop talking about stuff you don't know anything about.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 11:59 AM

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What if it turns out that diet soda is as evil as cigarettes? Maybe the studies haven't been done and it hasn't been around long enough to know how bad it is.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 1:40 PM

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Coz of the unhealthy ingredients

Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 4:18 PM

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Diet Soda Dangers

Diet soda and other foods containing aspartame/Splenda/NutraSweet could cause long-term brain damage to include tumors....

http://www.aspartamekills.com/

Saturday, January 05, 2008, 12:30 AM

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Answer: Diet soda is bad for you because of the contents of what is inside. The body does not know how to process chemicals. If it did or was natural there would have been a diet soda fountain in the Garden of Eden! Moving forward, look to sparkling water, or seltzer. And if need be for sugar, use a sweetner called Stevia. Stevia is all natural and better for you than sugar, or other chemical sweetners. Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 12:26 AM

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it's horrible for your teeth

My dentist told me that my enamel is wearing away on some of my teeth. I admit it, I am a diet pop addict. I go through a 12 pack in less than a week, usually. I've decided to quit to save my teeth!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 10:03 AM

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It is bad for you because it tastes like an industrial by-product maufactured where the leftovers and run off from nice beuatiful tasting beverages are sluiced off like the pulp from a juice machine. Take some nice thing like pear nectar or fresh squeezed orange juice or a lovely fragrant glass of wine and it
makes you feel like God is in his heaven and all is right with the world.
Diet soda makes you feel like Tom Hanks in the begining of "Joe vs. the Volcano" - rotting your soul and making you sad. You are pouring distilled Office Space, essense of Dilbert and the stale air of an employee lounge in the basement of a nuclear wate dump directly into your soul.

Make it stop!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 10:20 AM

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any soda is not great for you. i used to be a heavy soda drinker and cut it out of my diet slowly a few yrs back by switching at first to carbonated water and then over time plain water and i lost 20 lbs without even trying becaus ei was getting those empty calories anymore
so good luck to you if you are trying to kick the soda habit

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 11:01 AM

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I have been drinking the flavored carbonated water but I am thinking it is just as bad as diet soda (it uses splenda to sweeten).

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 11:16 AM

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An alternative to diet soda

A different way to launch a soft drink.

We're The Cockney Spirits and we managed to pull off an advertising stunt at The Redbull Flugtag - check it out at this link http://www.youtube.com/thecockneyspirits.

Thanks!

Just a splash. Fruit juice and sparkling water.

Tropicana Spirit

Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 7:46 AM

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trust yourself

Everyone really knows what the right things to drink are naturally but everyone is subjected to advertisements that entice us away from what our bodies crave. this sets us up for bad choices not only with our drinks but also our food. Just plain water might taste bland or even bad to us if it is city water and not fresh spring water. Heck who has that choice anymore? We might really prefer good old fashioned fresh squeezed lemonade but who has the time to buy the organic lemons and hand squeeze them with good fresh spring water and a natural cane sugar or local raw honey?
It is just this sort of thing day after day that leads us to a place where we still try to make better choices even though they may not be as perfect as they should be and that eventually makes us slowly unhealthy that we forget what is was like to crave the best.
DO NOT let others decide for you. Especially others who stand to make a profit from your unhealthy decisions. Do not let their beautiful pictures and slick words lead you away from what is meant for your body naturally.
I have faith in the intelligence of everyone of you and you know where you are heading and how to get off one highway and onto another.
Use your head and make those choices .Use your power of choice and the information on the web instead of being just another sucker willing to give the corporate millionaires more of your hard earned money . They don't give a dam about your health . Let me tell you all they are interested in is profit . If they could sell you arsenic and get rich they would.
THINK ------it is no crime to do so ............................:)

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008, 10:21 AM

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aspartame hurts the brain and arteries. Splenda is probably OK.

Thursday, September 04, 2008, 1:32 PM

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Chemicals

Puh-leeze! "the body does not know how to process chemicals" "the sweeteners are chemicals, that's why I dont' drink it"

COME OFF IT! We are chemical beings! Water is a chemical (dihydrogen oxide), salt is a chemical (sodium chloride) EVERY food and every ingredient of every food is a chemical. Get off the hippy-dippy 70's hobby horse that "chemicals" are bad. We are made out of chemicals, and our bodies are chemical factories efficient at processing and detoxifying even some pretty impressive toxic chemicals.
That being said, all of the artificial sweeteners have their problems with long-term use. Google any one of them and find millions of hits regarding negative health effects. Sucralose (Splenda) itself is a dioxin relative, a neurotoxic accident of experimentation that HAPPENS to taste sweet.
I wouldn't imbibe lots and lots of diet sode, but if the alternative is guzzling lots and lots of sugared soda and the eventual goal is to end the addiction completely, then by all means, drink some diet soda. Obesity is frequently fatal.

Thursday, September 04, 2008, 2:00 PM

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You lost me at
hippy-dippy hobby horse.

I love that!

-buzzard



Thursday, September 04, 2008, 6:43 PM

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What a jackass!

Are you serious? Water is the most beneficial thing you can give your body. It makes the body run smoother and more efficiently. It also is the only substance that will not slow down your metabolism. Everything else will slow down your metabolism for a shortened amount of time. Thats why you drink water during workouts and not a actual drink. Water is great for your body and has pleanty of o2 you jackass

Friday, October 17, 2008, 8:33 PM

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Water is actually "Dihydrogen Monoxide"

And I believe what people are saying are... there are NATURALLY occurring chemicals and there are man made chems that your body doesn't know what to do with as they are not naturally occurring and therefore your body would be confused.

I don't drink pop- I think its bad for you and not to mention the carbon affects your development of bones (young kids) and maintaining them (older ladies and men).

I also think it gets a little ironic when people who are trying to lose weight drink diet coke- its just a very odd juxtaposition

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 8:18 AM

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I honestly loved soda. When it came time to lose weight (I was weighing about 200 pounds) I decided kicking the soda habit was the only way to go. I replaced my regular soda with diet for about three weeks, and cut out soda/caffeine altogether. I find I don't crave sweets since I gave it up. I can go to the store and pass the cakes and donuts and not even want them. It's amazing.

I'd recommend giving it up. Treat your body good. Many of the diet sodas have aspartame or phenylalanine. The former turns to formaldehyde in your system and the latter, if consumed in great quantities, can cause seizures and other problems.

Monday, October 20, 2008, 5:56 PM

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Personally, I find vodka and diet sprite to be one of the best, healthiest mixed drinks at a bar ever!

And yes, we need more links to peer-reviewed articles, and even peer-reviewed studies simply cannot be taken out of context! As mentioned before, a linkage between obese people and drinking diet soda says absolutely zilch about causality, and I find it absolutely plausible that it exists simply because obese people, desperate to lose weight but unable to do what they really need to do (i.e., exercise regularly, a lot), turn to the easy option of diet soda. And diet soda is NOT just a good alternative to real soda. I haven't had real soda in years (unless I'm desperate at a restaurant--I cannot have caffeine, and it is rare to find non-caffeinated, diet sodas in restaurants). So it is such a treat for me, that I find turning to a diet soda can help keep me away from cake, cookies, ice cream, etc. Diet soda is far superior for my dental hygiene than the jelly beans I might otherwise have. And, as I started this comment with, it is FAR superior to the equally-something-ated-loaded ingredients (PLUS mega-calories) in sour mixes and other options for tasty mixed drinks at the bars. I drink alcohol about once a month, but when I do, I prefer tequila or vodka, but don't like drinking either plain.

And whoever thinks that skinny people don't drink diet soda has not been living for this past decade. Who the hell has not seen Paris Hilton with a soda cup in her hand?

So, yes, water is better in many ways, and I find that the more I drink (especially cold water), the more water I desire. Also, being addicted to _anything_ is not good, and certainly if it's a caffeine addicition you should knock it off. (Cold turkey is far easier than you think. Your second morning wihtout coffee might seem worse than the first, but it goes downhill from there. I cheated and used cocoa for my first couple of weeks, then had to wean myself from that, but it worked like a charm.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 2:42 AM

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Sadly, the first person to reply is right. I still drink quite a bit of diet soda, partially because soda is a habit I've been indulging in for years, and I figured that if I have to drink it I should at least drink the stuff with no calories or sugar. (Plus the dentist admitted that diet was better than regular, because it creates less plaque on your teeth [although ideally you probably wouldn't drink any kind of soda].) It also seems to create an artificial sense of fullness for awhile, probably because of the carbonation.

I know that diet soda is not the healthiest thing in the world for me, but I just have not been able to give it up. Sometimes I can limit my quantities of it, or sometimes I don't drink it at all for a few days, but I never stop drinking it altogether.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 5:19 PM

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Quitting soda is like quitting anything else - it's hell at first, but if you can get past the initial withdrawal (whether the withdrawal be chemically real or a mental thing) then you will be more sucessful at it. I used to drink nothing but Fresca - I absolutely detested water. But when I made up my mind to lose weight, I decided that soda whether it be diet or regular had to be sworn off forever. I almost died of dehydration at first! Trying to get that water down was the worst, but you know...I got over and now crave water like I used to crave sugar. Funny how the body works huh?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 10:52 PM

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dick weed

hey loser whats your problem people aren't lazy because they drink diet pop what gives you the write to say such negative things get your thumb out of your ass because i'm sure your not perfect

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 3:05 AM

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PP is there a better way to express yourself..I really dont want to see this become a jerry springer forum

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 4:16 AM

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Some people enjoy the taste of it. So what if it's not the most nutritious thing in the world; where's the harm?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 6:10 AM

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What about it is good for you? The chemical sugar? Oh maybe it's all those names of ingredients I can't pronounce?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 2:45 PM

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diet soda is just a good middle ground between regular soda and water. Yes chemicals and enamel erosion etc, but if you're going to drink it. Best not to take in the calories, right?

I, personally, find that I'd rather have 1 real Coke per week than 1 diet coke every day. The real sugar satisfies my cravings much better

Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 3:05 PM

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2:45 PM, can you pronounce deoxyribonucleic acid? Cos that's DNA, what we're all made of (kind of). Just because something's hard to pronounce doesn't make it bad for you. And, as someone already mentioned upthread, *everything* is made of chemicals! Maybe artificial sweeteners aren't found naturally in foods, but it's not the chemicals per se that make them bad.

(Personally, I don't like diet sodas either; I'd rather enjoy the taste of a real Coke once a month. But if other people want to drink them, I don't see the harm.)

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6:52 AM

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Why is Diet Soda bad for you?

that's a pretty bold statement to claim people who drink diet soda's are just too lazy to give up soda. I never liked regular soda, it was too sweet for my taste but i enjoyed the fizzly flavor of diet soda-an in particular i only ever drink caffeine free. I drink water all day at my job and it was only at home i'd have soda. I did decide due to the cost of soda to give it up for the New Year, so far i'm just fine-guess laziness has nothing to do with it.

Friday, January 02, 2009, 10:18 PM

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a little dramatic, are we?

i know that the aspartame in diet soda can inhibit weight loss just as much as having the extra 120 calories for a can of regular soda so it's not the 0 calories that gets me. I personally don't like the taste of regular soda. i'm pretty much a diet coke addict - i crave it. i want to stop drinking soda altogether so that i can get more water in but idk. i'm not convinced that soda is even near the level of a donut or refried beans so long live diet coke

Saturday, January 03, 2009, 7:18 PM

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diet cola bad for you

They did a study in 2008 that found that people who drink colas (diet or regular) are twice as likely to get chronic kidney disease. Sodas are also very bad for your bones and can lead to osteroporosis.

Article at NY Times.

Suzanne

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Thursday, February 19, 2009, 11:19 AM

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Don't you dare call me lazy, I have tried other caffinated drinks and DC just happens to be what I like.

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 6:57 AM

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Why are diet sodas bad for you

I know people who drink nothing but pop all day. Even if it's diet, it has no nutritional value. I've also heard it can cause kidney problems. I've also read that the carbonation takes calcium from your bones, and it doesn't quench your thirst- it actually makes you more thirsty. I don't like the taste of it. Some of it leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. I only drink regular, but now I'm trying to totally quit drinking pop, because I've heard it's so bad. i read if you drink just one 12 oz can of pop a day, you could gain 15 lbs in a year. I'm not trying to tell anyone else to do. I'm just trying to make healthier choices for myself.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 9:25 AM

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Actually

diet is bad b/c typically when your body is craving a soda, it's wanting the sugar, then calories (energy) from it & when you drink a diet, there are none of that, it actually makes you want it more bc your body's not satisfied b/c it's not getting what it wants. It's true.

Friday, April 10, 2009, 3:32 PM

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It's full of aspitaine! Just google what this stuff does to your body if you need a good reason not to drink it!

Sunday, April 12, 2009, 11:27 AM

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dude seriously get a life there is no way tht diet is better than regular....diet kills brain cells and makes u stupid so have fun being a retard

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 10:35 AM

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wow....get a life...i mean seriously who looks for info on the internet....r u stupid?...have u been drinking to much diet pop??? yaaaa thts wat i thought....WATCH UR MOUTH!

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 10:38 AM

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I drink it occasionally - but every time I do...I get a migraine from the chemicals and artificial flavours.

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 11:16 AM

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As my husband always says, "What's better for you -- something that came out of a plant or something that came out of a chemical factory?"

I'm personally not super-opposed to diet soda, though I do try to limit it. (I don't really like the taste much, anyway ... I 'd just rather treat myself to a regular Coke once in a while!)

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 10:48 PM

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Diet Soda LAZY ???????????????

Soda is definatley not a lazy man's choice. First, you have to go earn the money to buy it, then you have to go to the store and purchase it, then you have to tote it home and place it in the frig so it is cold enough to drink, who wants warm soda?

I would say water is a lazy man's choice, take a glass to the faucet and fill it.

Most people who drink soda simply do so because they hate the taste of water.

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Friday, December 04, 2009, 12:26 AM

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SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR

Do you want to become diabetic????? I dont.

This is why i am drinking DIET SODA if i am to drink SODA at all. Plain and simple, end of story. I think this should apply to anyone who believes that sugar, be it because of weight, health etc, is bad for you in high amounts.

Seems like a no brainer and stupid to think of DIET SODA being a substitute for any other reason

Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 11:43 PM

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I had to laugh at the comment "diet soda is for people too lazy to give up soda" ~ um, hello, not all of us ever drank "real soda." I for one started drinking Tab way back in high school and have never drank real soda unless it was Sprite and I was vomiting and needed something for my stomach. I love diet Coke. I live off diet Coke. I even capitalize it correctly.

No, it's not good for me. No it is not flavored water, but I love it. I am working on cutting down on it, but it's not because I'm lazy that I drink it, it's because I like it.

Thursday, December 24, 2009, 9:10 AM

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Diet soda...

Diet soda is worse than normal soda, its artificial sweetener makes it so. Diet soda also makes the average person feel hungry. Which of course would make them want to eat. Either way, both diet and normal are not really "good" for a healthy diet

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 11:05 AM

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its all right here

its all right here, dont be fooled by the word DIET... http://www.lionsdenu.com/diet-pop-how-to-get-skinny-and-poison-yourself/

Aspartame is like poison!!

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Thursday, April 22, 2010, 1:35 AM

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Thursday, September 23, 2010, 12:19 PM

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why diet soda is bad for you

Diet soda is filled with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, or saccharin. These artificial sweeteners pose a threat to your health.They has been found to be carcinogenic, and studies have found that it produced bladder cancer.
Diet soda or any kind of drinks are carbonated.The carbonation irritates the stomach.
The stomach cures the irritation by adding antacid using calcium. It gets this from the blood.So Carbonation depletes calcium form the bone every time you drink that.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011, 11:12 AM

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Diet soda

i for one am not lazy. im 24years old 5 foot 4 an weigh 115lbs an have two kids. Thats not lazy sweetheart, but i do drink diet soda an that jackass is because i have diabetes. im not sure if your pea size brain knows this or not but SUGAR is bad when you have diabetes so the only soda i can drink is diet. So the next time you want to say something bad about anything get the facts before you speak. have a great day

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 7:33 PM

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Diet soda tied to stroke risk

Article today in Yahoo Health News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110209/ap_on_he_me/us_med_stroke_diet_soda

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 9:10 PM

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pop is bad for you, its empty calories of highly refined sugar, or refined chemicals that your body can not effectively use. check out this graphic on pop:
http://www.termlifeinsurance.org/harmful-soda/

I only ever drink pop as a mixer for cocktails. And even then I prefer more liqueur than pop! ;)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 12:39 PM

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Herew is the link I got my info from!:

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 12:40 PM

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First of all, the main problem with diet sodas is that by adding those artificial sweeteners, they make you crave for caloric intake. This is due to the fact that your body naturally reacts to the sweet taste by expecting some nice carbs or sugars to turn into energy, thus raising your insulin level, which will also cause higher cholesterol levels in your body. Bad. Then your body realizes there is nothing to get energy from, your brain is urged to evoke the feeling of hunger, since the expected calories have still not arrived.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011, 5:12 AM

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