hushpuppy wrote:mmm i take these things with a grain of salt . I remeber when ice cream was bad then good fruit juice was good then bad lol in 3 years another study will say the opposite . I think if it works for u do it . It might not work for others . Not every body i the same Jules
SPOT ON Jules!!!
Not every BODY is the same, and this rubbish about Diet Coke and/or any other diet drink is the evil villan that contributes to weight gain is a load of total BS.
If you eat 2 family sized pizzas all the while drinking 2 cans of diet coke, what did you believe helped put the weight on, the pizza or the DC?? The pizza of course, ahhh...but how quickly we forget!!! As soon as someone (most likely a clever manufacturer promoting their non fizzy drinks ie. natural spring water or some such thing) comes along and runs a so-called study aimed to help boost sales in water, and everyone thinks "okay let's ditch the Diet Coke" Hoorah....marketing ploy worked; THEY'VE WON!!!
Want to hear a joke?? I, as an obese person work with leading medical scientists who have dedicated YEARS no, DECADES in fact researching into obseity in our western countries, and THEY keep telling me that diet drinks DO NOT contribute to weight gain
, poor food choices and lack of mobility does that!!! They concede that artificial sweeteners are not good for you, and best avoided or at least consumed (like all things) in moderation, but in themselves are not the enemy. Is the car to blame for killing the pedestrian who walked jumped out in front of the car??? Or was it the drunk driver behind the wheel?? The car was/is the vehicle, it is a machine that move in the direction steered.
What about the catwalk models who eat virtually nothing all day, and living on can after can of Diet Coke and cigarettes. They'll probably die of lung cancer or malnutrition before the DC has a chance to eat away at their livers. So how come they aren't my size???
Get serious people, DC is only ONE of many vices that aided us all in becoming what we are today. On it's own, it can't do anything except maybe (in excess) cause some liver damage, in which case it's best to limit its consumption. Anything in EXCESS is bad, no matter what it is!!
Eat healthy, balanced meals, in moderate portions, increase physical activity, drink plenty of water (for hydration) and get plenty of sleep and you'll live a healthier, happier life.
Ditching diet drinks or cutting back on fruits because of their sugar content will not stop that entire box of chocolates from ending up on your hips!!! [center]
In the meantime, I keep telling my colleagues, "hurry up with that obesity pill" they've been working on!!! Fantastic scientist, but geez they're slooooooowwwwwwwww !!!
Strong people don't walk away from the truth, only the excuses others try to sell them.