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Old 01-13-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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Inquiring about diet drinks and cravings or stales

I've giving up diet drinks for 6months-year with a thought
Then out of the blue I have a glass and then I'm hooked and the addition of 2lt bottle last me two days. Just weird.
Diet coke had be under its spell again.
I love water and drink lots of it... Anyone one get caught like this?
I don't notice weight change up or down so that not a problem.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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I drink a fair amount of Diet Pepsi. I've tried dieting with and without it and it's never made the slightest difference either way.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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ohhh yess . Diet coke is sooo addicting -- definitely never stalled me regarding weight loss. And I remember it actually used to curb my sweet cravings.

Although the chemicals and bloating made me stop . I had horrible tummy issues.

Pros and cons ...everybody is different
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:34 PM   #4
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I can get carried away with diet soda. I took a break on the first of the year till 1/11/14, but have not started back with it so will go a little longer.

Coffee on the other hand- I can't seem to give up for a day now.
JUDDD changed my life. It transformed my health, gave me freedom and restored my confidence.

JUDDD is very simple, very livable and very flexible. JUDDD allows weight loss and life to happen simultaneously.

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Old 01-13-2014, 05:40 PM   #5
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I've been trying to drink more water recently, but still drink diet sodas every day.

"Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."

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Old 01-14-2014, 10:50 AM   #6
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Diet Dr. Pepper for me. Used to be regular, sugary Dr. Pepper. I LOVE that stuff! It's my crack. Haven't had a regular one in at least 2 years.

About a year ago, I just stopped drinking the diet. I have no idea why. It just didn't "call" me anymore. I was drinking tons of iced tea instead. Then around the holidays I started drinking them again. Two or three a day. I don't want to get back into that habit again, so I stopped cold turkey at the first of the year. I still have a couple of 12-packs on hand, so I'll use them as a treat. Maybe one per week or so.

I have had the feeling that they do contribute to my stalls, but have no way of knowing that for sure. I sweeten my iced tea with liquid sucralose, but that is different than the sweetener in most diet sodas, so I don't know if that makes a difference.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:38 AM   #7
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I have never been a fizzy drink drinker. Love water. Addicted to coffee. Adore tea (I read the 'tea' thread for ideas and just pure pleasure).

I remember back in the pre-JUDDD days, artificial sweeteners tasted good, but did seem to cause stalls and tummy issues.
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Changed to LCHF after becoming diabetic in 9/13 (Lost 15 more pounds).
STILL below goal 11/21/15

I did not "lose" weight. I evicted it. It is gone and it ain't coming back!

JUDDD cares about calories. JUDDD does not care what you eat. Your body probably does.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:54 AM   #8
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I am a COKE ZERO person! I have 2 - 3 glasses a day. I also drink over a gallon of water a day (some with crystal light, some just plain). I have no desire to stop. I have before, but right now, I have no reason that draws me to stop drinking it.

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Old 01-15-2014, 09:17 AM   #9
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I enjoy zero calorie soft drinks. Usually sprite, sometimes coke. They don't seem to be addictive for me so I always keep them around just because sometimes they sound good.

I have not noticed any difference in losing faster or slower when I drink/don't drink them.

Water is my main drink. Coffee is good in the mornings and tea in the afternoons sometimes. And in the evenings, I like to squeeze lemon in my water whether it's hot or cold.

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Old 01-15-2014, 10:26 AM   #10
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coffee all morning for me, then a diet coke (or two) in the afternoons, if need be. I can't drink plain water, unfortunately (gives me horrible nausea and/or heartburn). Same with my beloved unsweetened iced tea...nausea/heartburn. {sigh} If diet soda caused stalls for me, I'd have never lost any weight. LOL!

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