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Postby loveat116 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:12 am

Juddy wrote:I drink about 1-4 cans of pepsi max a day! It is a bit much I guess, but I've temporarily stopped drinking coffee, and therefore I've substituted it :P

Well your getting less caffiene than coffee!

I am drinking 2 cups of instant a day, and averaging about 1 bottle of coke zero (600ml) or 2 cans a day. Eeek! But some days i dont have any coffee or pepsi max... man i get withdrawl symptoms.
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Postby Juddy » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:26 am

Ooow yes, withdrawals!

When I quit caffeine for a while, it took 3 days to get over it.

Found it harder to get to sleep, was exhausted all the time and got headaches.

Haha, ah well!
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Re: Diet soft drinks

Postby phatcappy » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:29 am

Juddy wrote:This is something that has pestered my all my dieting years.

The key arguments against drinking diet soft drinks are:
    They are worse for you than normal soft drink
    They cause cancer

Many soft drinks add benzoate as a anti-microbial agent and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to their products. Under certain conditions of storage and handling of the soft drinks, the benzoate and ascorbic acid can form benzene. Benzene is a carcinogen. The levels of benzene detected in most of the soft drinks tested was below five parts per billion, which is considered safe for humans. ... enzene.htm ... ore-weight

Caffeine in soft drinks can also help boost your metabolism.

Of course though, green tea with caffeine would be healthier: ... -workouts/

The main reason why I've quit drinking Pepsi max and other caffeinated diet drinks is because the caffeine made me tired later on in the day and I had trouble sleeping. But now that I'm back to dieting, it is my beverage of choice after water.

Hope this was interesting for some of you. I'm not saying diet drinks are awesome for losing weight or anything, but could possibly be a small help.

level of benzine in softdrinks would be nowhere near as high as those in cigarettes. I wouldnt even consider it as a possibility of causing cancer.
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Postby Juddy » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:19 pm

Yeah good point. I was just suggesting the possibility.

Apparently you'd need to have hundreds of thousands of cans of diet soft drink (in a short period of time) for cancer to become an issue... The problem was they pumped the rats full of the stuff and they developed tumours.

I'm sure the rats loved this.
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Postby bferbear » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:16 pm

I think Stephen Wright was the one who pointed out that "Everything causes cancer in Rats"
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Postby electrongirl » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:58 am

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Postby milkyway » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:35 am

That's such an unbalanced and conspiracy theorist article I had to giggle... :)
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