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Old 05-15-2013, 07:22   #1
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I don't touch the stuff myself, I think all the one's I've tried were horrible to me, especially the ginger beer.

This cones from a sarcastic humor site but they generally research their articles well.

You see, with the exception of one organ in particular, your body is kind of a dumbass. That's why, when you wash down your meal with a half-gallon of fake sweetness, your gut is all "Dur, sugar!" and tells your pancreas to get all revved up to process said ****load of sugar. Because your pancreas is not the sharpest tool in the shed, it starts cranking out insulin. This is a problem, since there is, in fact, no ****load of sugar to process.

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The section of the article that comes from is "Diet sodas help you lose weight". Some people really beleive that... I have seen one fellow worker come back with her lunch. A bucket of fried chicken and a DIET COKE!

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I agree that diet sodas dont help you lose weight because its your general eating habits that are related to weight gain/loss. Substituting one non-sugary thing for sugar will not help much unless you make a lifestyle change. Having said that, i love diet sodas and seem to find no difference in taste with the regular ones. Most of the time i cant tell which is which. And thankfully it seems to have no impact on my BG.

Just read the article. I agree with most of the things but not eating after sunset really made me lose weight - esp cutting out on the night snacks. Also, i do believe that eating small meals helps boost your metabolic rate unless you are in a profession which included lot of strenous work. In that case 3 high carb meals seem to work the best. Just my 2 cents....could be wrong

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From the same article on The Food Pyramid - you know the one that says eat lots of bread and grains, and eat lots ov vegetables (including potatoes)

The problem was that the pyramid wasn't based on scientific evidence or research -- it was more about which lobbyists whined loud enough to get their particular product shuffled to a more prominent spot on the chart.

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From the same article on The Food Pyramid - you know the one that says eat lots of bread and grains, and eat lots ov vegetables (including potatoes)

The problem was that the pyramid wasn't based on scientific evidence or research -- it was more about which lobbyists whined loud enough to get their particular product shuffled to a more prominent spot on the chart.

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True. I agree. With time, food pyramid should have changed. Decades back we did not have all these machines and systems doing work for us. Professions were mainly labor oriented where people needed to make their bodies work really hard. My grandfather is 95 and used to walk 7-10 kilometeres everyday to go to work. I think in these circumstances, a high carb food will give you stamina to pull out through your day. Farmers in India still eat this high carb food and surprisingly they are hale and hearty throughout. I think the problem with our generation is that we still want to eat the carby food that our previous generations had but want the easy lifestyle that this generation provides. This mismatch is what harms us the most, i feel.

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Diet sodas aid in weight loss, but only under one condition. If you're eating a high carb diet and you replace the high calorie things you're drinking on that diet with diet pop, people often see a decrease in weight due to the decreased calorie intake.

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My way of eating would be much more restricted if I didn't have diet soda. This is one of my "free" treats. My body does not, as the artilce says, start making insulin because the artificial sweetener is being seen as sugar. My BG does not go up, nor does it go down when I drink diet sodas (if insulin were being produced you'd think I'd have low BG afterwards) .

I do have an issue with aspertame and don't think it's good to be ingesting. I wonder if aspertame, which is in almost every diet drink, is more the culprit for no weight loss than the fact that one is tasting something sweet.

I drink a few sodas that are sweetened with Splenda, but most of the time I drink the Zevia brand, which is sweetened with Stevia and Erythritol.

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I have never been much of a soda drinker, but before my diabetes diagnosis, I would occasionally have one, maybe once per month. Since the diagnosis, I have found a diet orange soda that I really like - does not taste diet-y at all. I only indulge in it about once a week when I'm really wanting something sweet. It does not do anything to my BS numbers. Like VeeJay said, I consider it a "free" treat.

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Diet soda doesn't impact bg, true, but it has no place in a healthy diet and is unquestionably very unhealthy to consume. Remember also there is more to diabetes control than the bg readings today. Our entire metabolic system will function over the long term better to the degree our diets are healthy.

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I do have an issue with aspertame and don't think it's good to be ingesting. I wonder if aspertame, which is in almost every diet drink, is more the culprit for no weight loss than the fact that one is tasting something sweet.
Dr. Atkins once said (IIRC) that aspartame somehow blocked or interfered with the metabolic pathway by which fat was burned and thereby blocked weight loss. Don't know if this is an individual thing or not. Guess I don't even really know if it's true. I do know however that many find that it can stall weight loss.

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My way of eating would be much more restricted if I didn't have diet soda. This is one of my "free" treats. My body does not, as the artilce says, start making insulin because the artificial sweetener is being seen as sugar. My BG does not go up, nor does it go down when I drink diet sodas (if insulin were being produced you'd think I'd have low BG afterwards) .

I do have an issue with aspertame and don't think it's good to be ingesting. I wonder if aspertame, which is in almost every diet drink, is more the culprit for no weight loss than the fact that one is tasting something sweet.

I drink a few sodas that are sweetened with Splenda, but most of the time I drink the Zevia brand, which is sweetened with Stevia and Erythritol.
My one son pointed out that aspartame and phenylalanine are diet sodas I should avoid. He mentioned that it is said to have an effect on cancer, what, he wasn't sure and creates other problems.
Luckily Im not much of a soda drinker, but used to be. I would occasionally dilute it with half water now, but try to avoid it. I might drink more of it, if it weren't a fizzy.

I've noticed that Woollies here, have stocked up on unsweetened cappuccino and a few more items. I rather like the taste of their sugar-free bitter orange soda, but I keep it to a minimum.

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