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Posted: 10/16/2004 7:28:34 AM EST
What type of soda do you prefer?

I like diet, because it has about 1/28 the calories of regular soda. Of course, I also drink a lot of water, too.

Poll coming.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:29:29 AM EST
Regular coke, I just don't drink ti everyday.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:31:15 AM EST
If I'm going to drink something that's not water, I don't want it to be half assed. When I want ice cream, I eat the real thing, not some weak immitation. Lite anything is a cop out. IMHO
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:31:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 8:52:36 AM EST by MT_Pockets]
I don't drink anything that contains the word DIET.

And for some reason water quenches my thirst.

MT
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:34:09 AM EST
Diet. Originally due to calories, but after what I've read about High-Fructose Corn Syrup (a prime component of regular soda), I won't go near the regular stuff....
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:36:37 AM EST
I try not to drink too much soda pop. The regular soda pop contains 140-150 calories per 12oz can. For comparision, 1tsp of sugar contains 10 calories, therefore 1 can of soda pop contains 15 tsps of sugar or its equivalent in terms of calories. For you beer drinkers, regular beer has 150 calories also. And light beer(often diluted with carbonated water, contains 100 calories).
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:39:17 AM EST
Diet Dew
Nectur of the Gods
The 2nd ingrediant is orange juice........................it is also a breakfast drink
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:04:30 AM EST
I will not drink anything made with Nutrasweet/Aspartame I truly believe that it is toxic and dangerous so my options were limited until recently.

Now there are a wide selection of soft drinks sweeten with Splenda/Sucralose which seems to have few to no bad side effects and tastes better. RC Cola sugarless products now use Splenda including Diet Cheerwine (all 0 calories 0 carbs) and the new 7-UP Plus (10 calories and 3 carbs per 12oz) which is very tasty is sweetened Splenda.

Give Splenda/Sucralose sweeten drinks a try if you don’t like Nutrasweet/Aspartame soft drinks.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:21:38 AM EST
I try not to drink soda, but when I do it's usually regular.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:27:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:28:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 8:28:46 AM EST by MaverickMkii]
Regular.

I'd rather drink everyother chance I get than drink that Diet crap.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:40:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:41:42 AM EST
Diet Coke. I can't stand the thick. syrupy taste of regular any more.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:43:26 AM EST
Diet
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:49:21 AM EST
Diet !
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:56:39 AM EST
I drink a LOT of soda. When I got a job as the in house service tech for a fast food restaurant, I suddenly had access to all the free soda I could drink. Needless to say my weight ballooned up to well over 300lbs from the 185 I dtarted the job at. I switched to drinking diet, and in a little over a year went down to around 195.

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:12:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:55:07 AM EST
regular soda, I only drinks a few sodas a year maybe 12 cans a year...I usually drink ice water, low fat milk, apple juice.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:55:57 AM EST
read what the blue stuff does to your brian and what it breaks down into. Go to Dorway.com, Aspartane is not safe. I do not know how to post a link.h.gif
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:57:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:05:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By HELOBRAVO:
read what the blue stuff does to your brian and what it breaks down into. Go to Dorway.com, Aspartane is not safe. I do not know how to post a link.



Just as well...it's all alarmist bullshit anyway.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:06:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
There's a reason why pregnant women are advised to don't drink diet pop.



They're also advised not to drink alcohol, but I drink that once in a while too.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:14:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:16:53 AM EST
Good thing I do not drink pop.

I enjoy diet soda by the gallon.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:18:38 AM EST
regular! diet is for girls!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:22:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:23:27 AM EST
I drink Diet Coke
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:02:34 PM EST
Diet Drinks, regular drinks are too sweet for me.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:12:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:31:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:
regular! diet is for girls!


Are diabetics girls, i dont think so , i am a type ll diabetic and nothing but water and diet sodas for me!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:33:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
There's a reason why pregnant women are advised to don't drink diet pop.



They're also advised not to drink alcohol, but I drink that once in a while too.



So your a female?

Why even take the risk if your pregnant?

There's doctors now saying 2-4 cigs a day is OK instead of none a day while pregnant, do you agree with them as well?

Is the chance worth it is what Im getting at?



I think what he's saying is he's not a pregnant woman, and thus does not need to cut diet sodas out to prevent risk to a baby.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:22:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
There's a reason why pregnant women are advised to don't drink diet pop.



They're also advised not to drink alcohol, but I drink that once in a while too.



So your a female?



You totally missed the point.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:50:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:21:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
There's a reason why pregnant women are advised to don't drink diet pop.



They're also advised not to drink alcohol, but I drink that once in a while too.



So your a female?



You totally missed the point.



Aspartime can convert to phenylalanine which becomes formaldahyde at the blood/brain barrier in certain temperature circumstances.

Orangizations at the level of PETA and ELF somehow got a law passed to put "Warning, this product contains phenylalanine" on all products with Aspartime.

When you actually look at the statistics of it, saccharin is safer than aspartime.



Almost anything can be bad for you if you intake too much of it or under the wrong circumstances. And saccharin tastes like shit.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:30:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By 556A2:
Diet Drinks, regular drinks are too sweet for me.




+1
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:47:04 PM EST
Diet... over 10 liters a week.


- BG
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:10:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:13:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Diet... over 10 liters a week.


- BG



Try water or beer. It is better for ya.



I find it somewhat annoying that so many people are taking this thread as an opportunity to lecture others.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:27:49 PM EST
Diet D. Pepper, A MAN'S drink...
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:09:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:29:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:
You can drink 2 BudLights for every regular soda.

Do the math.



soda tastes better than Bud Lite...well, that's an unfair comparison...since lite beer has no taste. But girls seem to like it
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:30:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Diet Coke. I can't stand the thick. syrupy taste of regular any more.



+1 Corn syrup tastes like ass in soda.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:33:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

I find it somewhat annoying that so many people are taking this thread as an opportunity to lecture others.



Why? It's the ARFCOM way lol. If we can't be pedantic jack offs here, then where?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:41:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By brasspile:

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Diet... over 10 liters a week.


- BG



Try water or beer. It is better for ya.



I find it somewhat annoying that so many people are taking this thread as an opportunity to lecture others.




I find it pretty amusing

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:41:16 PM EST
Regular only.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:42:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Diet... over 10 liters a week.


- BG



Try water or beer. It is better for ya.




and just why would beer be better for ya allmighty personal trainer??
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:12:22 PM EST
A note on sweeteners:

Reports of Aspartame (Nutrasweet) forming formeldahyde in the brain - same chemical actions as in MSG yet millions ingest MSG for many, many years.

High Fructose corn syrup. It's disgusting to learn just how this crap is made, yet is used in many, many processed foods because it's cheaper by a few cents.

Sucralose/Splend - chlorinated sugar.

Many beverages that use sucralose still use other sweeteners like aspartame and saccharin, read the label carefully.

How many people do you know of that have suffered ill effects of these sweeteners. Now compare that number to the millions and millions that ingest them. Not saying thay aren't bad, but there's always going to be a small amount of individuals who react to every substance. I'm sure sugar causes brain tumors in some people. Seriously though, there are people who are allergic to water - look it up.

Imagine the beverage companies that have been using these sweetners getting sued because evidence comes to light of hazardous effects of these sweetners, they would be out of business. I think that while long term testing is still not completed on many of the sweeteners, do you think the companies would risk it before thinking about that? Well, actually this has already happened - and they are still using sacharin, what does that tell you? Of course you'd have to eat 800lbs (or whatever the amount was) of the stuff everyday to duplicate the tests that prompted the warning.


All that said, I prefer diet sodas that taste similar to the regular versions. These include some diet rootbeers, Dr. Pepper, and others. I hate tasting a watered down version of a drink which turns me off the diet versions. I like Tab because there never was a non-diet version of it ever, so I have nothing to compare it to that disparages me.

I kept wondering why is it that the manufacturers would not make a diet softdrink that tasted much more like the regular version. I actually asked them. When some of the drinks came out with sucralose, they still tasted like diet crap. They told me that was on purpose as they had built a following of diet soda drinkers and they did not want to alienate those customers by changing the taste of the diet versions. With C2 (tasted it) and Pepsi Edge (haven't tried it yet) they seem to be coming half way now.

Once you start to drink diet sodas on a normal basis, avoiding the naturally sweetened sodas, you will discover the heavy syrup taste people are talking about. You don't notice it so much when you are used to it. But after going diet, the regular sodas taste so thickly sweet they become undrinkable. To go back to regular and ween myself off of diet, I actually had to mix them 50/50 (regular and diet) to work back up to being able to drink the regular version.

Count up the calories overtime, it makes a compelling reason to drink the diet, and you can acclimate yourself to them somewhat. It's amazing how much weight you can shed by cutting out those calories over a period of time.

There's only one non-sugar sweetener that has no known side effects - extract of Stevia. It is like the other artificial sweeteners in that just a little bit is extremely sweet in it's raw form, and like them the calories come primarily from the doping agent. However, it has a slight liquorice flavor though I see they have a version that supposedly eliminates that. It may still not be approved as a sweetener and can only be sold as an herbal supplement, same way it was for sucralose until it was approved relatively recently.

Everybody is going to react differently to the same things, it may be harmful to some, but benign to others. If you didn't take anything that ever effected others, there wouldn't be anything left for you to take. Studies, reports, and findings are not always correct for one reason or another.

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regular tastes better, if you are used to it, and diet sweeteners may or may not be bad for you. It's your call. As a forgeign friend told me, sweetened sodas are basically an American thing, and are an acquired taste. Many non-americans consider all sodas vile tasting.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:16:21 PM EST
Regular all the way. I hate the taste of diet.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:24:59 AM EST
1st choice for me is diet DP.
2nd choice is diet Coke.
3rd is diet Sprite
I just don't care for the diet Pepsi taste.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 9:20:04 AM EST

As a forgeign friend told me, sweetened sodas are basically an American thing, and are an acquired taste. Many non-americans consider all sodas vile tasting.


BS

Your foreign friend is an ignorant idiot and many non-Americans lie alot…

Coke ALONE sells over ONE BILLION servings of Coke products A DAY worldwide. Sodas are the most widely consumed beverages worldwide PERIOD no question about it.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 9:27:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Diet... over 10 liters a week.


- BG



Shit, sometimes I drink over 10 liters a day!
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