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Posted 8/31/15 , edited 9/3/15
So as someone who is losing weight but still drinks 2 600ml bottles a week for a treat i have had alot of people say omfg 1-2 is to many let alone 600 ml of soda.

How much do you feel is to much?
Personally i think 1-2 a week is ok and is a good moderation it's not really that different from people i know who drink alcohol every week.

What do you think and why are people so up and arms about it i mean who's to say you can't lead a healthy life and be fit and drink 2x 600ml sodas a week
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Soda is actually quite bad for you in multiple ways.

It's not always about losing weight, take into account all the sugar, sodium, high fructose corn syrup and of course the carcinogens from the caramel coloring.

Some people can get away with more, can get away with less.
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I drink 1-2 cans a day (mostly 2) everyday so that's 4970ml of coke.. mmm, talk about diabetes
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I only drink half glass of soda on occasions if there's no water or juice. I can't drink soda, it gives me stomachaches well people know sodas are very unhealthy, but you know... Humans are too attached to unhealthy stuffs.
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Sugary Beverages (soda is included of course) are one of the main issues of why North America (mainly The States and Mexico) have the first and second place in obesity worldwide.

Of course, there are people that can drink/eat whatever they want and never get overweight; but those are the 2-3% of the entire population. Other people will get fat or will have their overweight anchored, meaning that they will do a lot of physical workout and lose weight extremely slowly and recover the pounds they lost the very moment they stop working out.

This includes: Soda, Juices, Flavored Milk, Energy Drinks, Sport Drinks, Sugary Teas, etc...

And to add up to the bad news, diet beverages are even worse, since the molecules they use to make us feel sweetness make us metabolize twice as much sugar, not from the beverage itself, but from the other food you eat. Making your problem even bigger.

Since glucose is something that the brain needs, there is no surprise sugar can become addictive, thus, to leave sugary beverages is extremely difficult, but not impossible (I have 2 years now without 'em).

From my own experience, I can tell ya, people who leave sugary beverages will lose 10 to 13 pounds in 1-2 months without doing anything else not even workout (if ppl have obesity they will notice even more weight loss), but the main issue is that those persons must really leave them for good, not giving themselves some "rewards" or anything like that.

To me, oolong tea, green tea, barley tea and plain water has been my friends ever since and I'm extremely grateful.

So long story short, in my humble opinion: For an average person with average metabolism, 0 soda is the answer, But that is just me.

P.S. Want to treat yourself?, drop the soda and have a handful of almonds with an inch and a half square dark chocolate. (with no sugar and 80% or more cocoa) when you mix them they give to your brain the same "sugar reward" feeling but almonds are healthy and dark chocolate has a lot of antioxidants and no sugar. So is a win-win situation. :3 My two cents.
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Follow the diet that works for you. If you feel you need that soda, then drink it. Tons of people give up on diets because they go too far to restrict themselves and crash. It's your happiness you need to worry about: weigh the satisfaction of the soda against its adverse effect, and never forget what else you're doing to lose weight. As long as you don't let the soda become the first step in dropping the diet, there's no harm in it. Just know that there's a limit to how many "treats" you can allow yourself, and you'll be fine.
Posted 8/31/15
everyone's body differs
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No soda is too much for me.
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As long as you limit yourself to natural sodas with natural ingredients it shouldn't be worse than an occasional ice cream or candy bar. Look for sodas with less than 10 ingredients and make sure they're all ones you can easily pronounce without practice (the one I drink one 4-pack a week of contains ingredients such as cane sugar, water, licorice, honey, spices etc). Coke, Pepsi etc contain many man-made filler ingredients and preservatives as well as high fructose corn syrup and/or corn syrup itself.
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Posted 8/31/15 , edited 8/31/15

henohenomoheiji wrote:

To me, oolong tea, green tea, barley tea and plain water has been my friends ever since and I'm extremely grateful.

So long story short, in my humble opinion: For an average person with average metabolism, 0 soda is the answer, But that is just me.

P.S. Want to treat yourself?, drop the soda and have a handful of almonds with an inch and a half square dark chocolate. (with no sugar and 80% or more cocoa) when you mix them they give to your brain the same "sugar reward" feeling but almonds are healthy and dark chocolate has a lot of antioxidants and no sugar. So is a win-win situation. :3 My two cents.


i sometimes have rice-water. you add rice on your (hot) water. it sounds strange, but it's good..!
corn tea is great also :p
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Haruna-kai wrote:

Soda is actually quite bad for you in multiple ways.

It's not always about losing weight, take into account all the sugar, sodium, high fructose corn syrup and of course the carcinogens from the caramel coloring.


Why do the rest of us have to be punished for people who don't seem to know diet soda exists?

(Me, I despise HFCS like any good citizen, but that's only part of the reason I can barely drink regular Coke:
I like soda for its carbonation--which is why they still call it "tonic" in some places--but the flavor syrup is so thick in regular soda, it's like drinking maple syrup.
Diet soda not only has artificial sweetener, it's watered down to a higher ratio, which makes it a lighter, less heavier drink. Although they did try reducing the water on Coke Zero and Pepsi One, to reproduce that thick "regular soda" taste, which isn't bad either.
And yeah, I know, you hate Diet Coke, because that was what they did with the old New Coke formula, but you don't have to drink that one.)
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More than about five cans. I drink a little less than that but because I'm young I haven't really suffered health-wise, but I know i can't keep it up forever.
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Why do the rest of us have to be punished for people who don't seem to know diet soda exists?

(Me, I despise HFCS like any good citizen, but that's only part of the reason I can barely drink regular Coke:
I like soda for its carbonation--which is why they still call it "tonic" in some places--but the flavor syrup is so thick in regular soda, it's like drinking maple syrup.
Diet soda not only has artificial sweetener, it has a higher water ratio, which makes it a lighter, fresher drink. Although they did try reducing the water on Coke Zero and Pepsi One, to reproduce that thick "regular soda" taste, which isn't bad either.)


Diet soda is even worse, the artificial sweeteners are really bad for you, ontop of the rest of the stuff.

Don't get me wrong nothing wrong with enjoying soda, even on a daily basis but too much of the stuff is not good for you. The Japanese tend to have the right idea at least as far as organic goes.
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neugenx wrote:

As long as you limit yourself to natural sodas with natural ingredients it shouldn't be worse than an occasional ice cream or candy bar. Look for sodas with less than 10 ingredients and make sure they're all ones you can easily pronounce without practice (the one I drink one 4-pack a week of contains ingredients such as cane sugar, water, licorice, honey, spices etc). Coke, Pepsi etc contain many man-made filler ingredients and preservatives as well as high fructose corn syrup and/or corn syrup itself.


Not trying to bring up a discussion or anything but I beg to differ with the concept that a can of soda is the same as an occasional ice cream or a candy bar.

The very reason is that sugary beverages have a lot of sugar diluted on it. So your brain doesn't know when to stop since is liquid and diluted. A can of coke has 8-9.5 teapoons of sugar. People can try to put that amount of sugar on a plate and try to eat it and I'm sure they will get disgusted at 1/5 or less. But if you dilute it on a beverage people can drink that and more...

How much sugar does a soda contain video
Warning: Even if the trolls on the video comments discuss aimlessly about how much is a teaspoon or a tablespoon, people can still try to eat that sugar alone and there will be still a reasonable premise.

So I would say that, by far, is a lot better to eat a reasonable amount of ice cream or even a candy bar than having a soda.
Posted 8/31/15

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No soda is too much for me.


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