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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:22 AM

I'm off diet coke. The news that it messes with one's gut bacteria did it for

me. That and risk of stroke. Hopefully I will be less inclined to munch now. And have an easier time sticking to my 8-16 fast diet. Saw Book Of Mormon tonight. I had water at intermission. I can do this.

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Reply I'm off diet coke. The news that it messes with one's gut bacteria did it for (Original post)
applegrove Apr 2017 OP
OnDoutside Apr 2017 #1
applegrove Apr 2017 #2
OnDoutside Apr 2017 #4
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2017 #11
Major Nikon Apr 2017 #7
safeinOhio Apr 2017 #3
applegrove Apr 2017 #5
safeinOhio Apr 2017 #6
TuxedoKat Apr 2017 #9
TuxedoKat Apr 2017 #8
applegrove Apr 2017 #10
ailsagirl Apr 2017 #12

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:41 AM

1. Good for you, I need to do the same.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:45 AM

2. I figure I have some sort of metabolic syndrome. And diet coke

messes with your sugars. I had just bought a soda stream. I can now use it for sparkling waters of different flavours.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:05 AM

4. There's definitely something there alright. I went through

A bad phase of 3 or 4 pints a day for a few months and my stomach felt really uncomfortable after it. I now drink a minimum of 4 pints of still water every day, but am still drinking about a pint of diet coke. I'm going to try and go off it completely for May. I find carbonated drinks cause more wind, which has a knock on effect, for me, of being less regular.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 02:15 PM

11. The acid in colas plays hell with the bones as I got older

so that was incentive to avoid soft drinks.
I must admit, the REAL sodas, with real sugar, are much more refreshing that HFC laden drinks.
But...sugar, and other stuff, no longer sits well with me, so I have let them alone.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:53 AM

7. I like plain soda water

Occasionally I will make homemade root beer or add some other flavored syrup to carbonated water, but the vast majority of the time I drink it plain or with a bit of fresh lemon or lime juice. The problem with pretty much any sweetener is overuse. The more you use the more you crave it and the less enjoyment you get from it. Sweetened soft drinks are basically liquid candy. They are great in moderation but terrible when overused.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:00 AM

3. been on 2-5 diet for 5 week.

Much easier to do than I thought.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:22 AM

5. I did that for a bit. Could not sustain it. 500 to 600 calories is just too hard

to do twice a week for me.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:35 AM

6. I'll tell you my secret.

When I feel a little light headed or really hungry I eat one peanut. Last night I went to sleep early and forgot to eat so I went 30 hours. Ate about 250 calories all day

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 08:51 AM

9. I do Fast Five

Just eat within a five hour window, usually 5-10, or 6-1100PM. I usually just eat one major meal and a snack or two, much easier for me than counting calories. If you want more info, let me know.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 08:50 AM

8. Do you like Cranberry Juice?

I probably told you this before, but I buy Knudson's Unsweetened Cranberry Juice or store brand which is half the price (!), dilute it 4:1 with water and sweeten with Stevia. Makes for a great low-calorie, low-carb drink. Lemonade and Iced Tea with Stevia or Monk Fruit sweetener would be good too.

I'm still doing my Fast-Five Diet. Recently started doing more low-carb and added walking 2-4 miles per day, when I can. The weight is finally coming off again. Feels great!

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Response to TuxedoKat (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:19 PM

10. Congrats. Thanks for the advice.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 02:21 PM

12. I've never been able to stomach any kind of diet soft drink

But the enormous quantity of sugar in a regular soft drink is starting to deter me... not fast enough, though

Coke goes so well with pizza!!

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