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Pepsi max

Postby Etch » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:45 pm

I seem to be addicted to the stuff. I drink several cans a day. Ever sense i cut out tea/coffee i cant seem to get enough of the stuff. The label says only 5kj per serving and apparently has nothing else in it( the label has 0 next to every other ingredient ) i know water is the best choice, i drink about 3lt of water a day. Is the pepsi max hindering me at all?
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby Shalimar » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:49 pm

We all know it's not good for us but I too drink too much diet soft drink and it hasn't hindered me at all. In my opinion we need some vices and if diet drink is it so be it. It's better than non-diet soft drink.

That said I do drink 6-8 glasses of water first before I drink any soft drink.
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby mumnbub » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:54 pm

I dont really drink softdrink but if i do chose to have a can (which is rear) i chose the real stuff- generally its diet as it has artificial sugers in it and when having to much of it I dont see how anything artificial can be healthy.
But, I guess we all have out vises- mine is coffee and no amout of information on how cafine hinders weight loss will make me give it up.
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby Gordz » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:58 pm

phenylelanine is the artificial sugar...

if it wasn't terrible for us, the label wouldn't say 'contains phenylelanine'... i avoid the stuff like a plague.
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby Etch » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:01 pm

Fair enough, suppose its time to cut something else out of the list of "ok" foods.... ;(
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby Jisgone » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:16 am

theres loads of tests saying its bad for you, and loads of tests saying its fine!
its really up to the individual, some people react badly to artifical sugars and some dont
i lost 40 kilos drinking diet softdrinks, and shalimar has lost 80 kilos!
if its something you enjoy and its not affecting your weight loss why stop? it cant be all fresh fruit and unprocessed grains all day
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby warriorsgirl » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:53 am

I used to be addicted as well...
Then sumone told me that it eats the calcium from ur bones...
Not sure how that works, but it stopped me from drinking the stuff.
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:49 am

There are two bad aspects to artificially sweetened soft-drink. The first is that artificial sweeteners confuse the body. When the body tastes something sweet it expects a huge hit of calories and adjusts the metabolism accordingly. When those calories don't arrive it actually turns the dial on your hunger up to try and make you eat the 'missing' calories. Studies on rats have shown that they eat far more calories when fed artificial sweetener than when they're just given normal food.

The second bad point is shared with all soft-drinks, both artificially sweetened and sweetened with sugar. Pretty much all soft-drinks are acidic and can damage your teeth. You can prevent this by swishing your mouth with water afterwards to wash the acid away from the enamel.

All of this said, I understand your addiction to Pepsi Max. I rarely go a week without buying some diet soft drink, even though I know it's not necessarily the best choice for my health or my weight loss. However I'm trying to replace more of my drinks with water and in this heat water seems more appealing than ever!
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby Gordz » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:36 pm

I agree Ali... I've never made so much ice in my life... i have a freezer dedicated to shelves of it.. hehe
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby SarahC » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:54 pm

Gordz wrote:phenylelanine is the artificial sugar...

if it wasn't terrible for us, the label wouldn't say 'contains phenylelanine'... i avoid the stuff like a plague.


The label has that warning for people that have a condition - phenylkenonuric (SP - something like that!!!) where they can't process protein / amino acids. I can't remember properly, but the warning is for them. For us "normal" (lol) people, phenylalanine is quite safe, it's a natrually occuring protein. It's contained in meat (cringe) and it's essential.
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby Gordz » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:10 pm

Thanks for that Sarah. Seems the jury is still out on the stuff though, till then, I am too.
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby Etch » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:10 pm

Ya, i suppose that i will go with out it for awhile and see if it effects my weight loss, if the weight is still coming off same as before i'll let you know!
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby milkyway » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:36 pm

How is this going for you Etch?

I didn't have a single Pepsi Max for the whole month of Jan after drinking one or 2 cans per day for quite a while and I've just cracked one open now. I'm suprised at how sweet it tastes. It's also leaving a slight aftertaste which I'd not noticed before. Anyway, I'm only going to have it occasionally - one per week or fortnight.
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Re: Pepsi max

Postby Etch » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:38 pm

As of tommorow Cold turkey, gonna see how it goes
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