I have done quite a bit of study on the effects of soft drink including coke and coke zero.
Coca-Cola contains carbonated water, phosphoric acid, high fructose corn syrup (sugar), caramel color, natural flavors, and caffeine.
You may like to go to http://www.westonaprice.org/motherlinda/hfcs.html
and read up about the effects of corn syrup. It is seen as "sugar" but it is actually not, however it is used to sweeten soft drinks. Don't let labels trick you into thinking soft drink is o.k. If drank on a regular basis, Its not good for you or your baby, kids, partners or friends.
FYI, Corn is what is known as a "trigger food" see L.A. Shape diet written by Dr. David Heber. Trigger foods (like Corn) or its extracted ingredients, trigger the brain to create cravings for more of that food. These are all cost cutting tactics by manufacturers to ensure they look after their bottom line. (profits).
You may recall an ad for CC chips some time back on tv, they sang a jingle, "you can't say no" just say cc's! That is sooo true because it is a "trigger food" your body craves more of it because that is what trigger foods do. They are so bad....
So the good news is, if you want to lose weight after having a baby, firstly, dont' try to do it fast because anyone that loses weight fast will put it back on faster! That is called Yo Yo dieting, because your weight goes up and down. A good weight to lose on a weekly basis is about 1/2 kilo to 1kg. That is what I help people do and they learn how to eat "nutritiously" through their weight loss time and come out of it at a healthy weight, happy, confident and feeling full of vitality. Isn't that what you want? How do I know all this stuff, because I spend my days teaching peope how to have a healthier lifestyle.
Focus on losing the weight consistently and not putting it back on. Ever!
That is a better goal to have. I got back into my pre preganancy clothes just 7 weeks after having my baby and I did that because I ate good nutrion through my pregnancy and made sure I had a stack of good nutriton after the birth too. I had no stiches, no drugs
(not even gas) and it was my first, and I was ready to leave hospital on the first night. (but they would't let me). My little boy has kept impeccible health over the last 14 months and anyone that would like to know what I did and how I did it are welcome to contact me and I will be more than happy to work with you one on one... and no I don't charge consulting fees.
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All the best and hope this helps