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Coke Zero - Yes or No

S: 18st9lb C: 15st2.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 34.3 Loss: 3st6.5lb(18.58%)
I think the official line is no, but I have it occasionally and it hasn't caused me any issues.
I do have it ocassionaly just to give my mouth a different taste and also in a short lived attempt to stop the dog breath I have!! lol


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S: 22st10.5lb C: 19st1.5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 41.9 Loss: 3st9lb(16.01%)
Officially, no. My CDC says it's fine though.


One day at a time!
S: 15st3lb C: 14st9lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 0st8lb(3.76%)
I've had it occasionally but it does seem to make me hungry! I'd say stay away if you can. I think the CD water flavours get the thumbs up from many though - haven't tried them yet as love plain water.

Big H

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S: 23st11lb C: 19st1lb G: 15st0lb BMI: 37.2 Loss: 4st10lb(19.82%)
Let's be honest, what harm can it do :D


Cambridge Consultant
S: 12st12lb C: 9st12lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 3st0lb(23.33%)
I have one coke zero a day, my CDC knows and is happy with it. She said she doesn't know of anyone whos losses / being in ketosis have been affected by it (although of course I'm not saying there is nobody:rolleyes:)
Doesn't affect me one way or the other


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S: 17st1lb C: 17st1lb G: 8st9lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
My CDC says it's ok. But it's a no anyway I suppose.
I decide not to drink it because I've experienced the weightloss stalling effect aspartam can have on some people.

Big H

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S: 23st11lb C: 19st1lb G: 15st0lb BMI: 37.2 Loss: 4st10lb(19.82%)
There are zero calories in it, so you could probably drink 6 litres a day :D
S: 16st12lb C: 16st8.5lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 36.4 Loss: 0st3.5lb(1.48%)
BigH - there are zero calories in diet coke also, but there is more to consider than just calories. There is citric acid in diet coke which can knock you out of ketosis.

Coke zero does not have citric acid in it, it has malic acid. This will not knock you out of ketosis. As someone mentioned, all low cal soft drinks have aspartame in them and some people find they stall them. It's horses for courses, what works for you.

Technically coke zero is not allowed on SS. But if it's a case of having coke zero and sticking with SS and getting on with it, or falling off the wagon face first into the nearest pizza then of course it's better to have the coke zero than fall off the wagon.

I personally find it makes me really really hungry, although I still am in ketosis according to the ketostix. I get a really grumbly tummy and feel starving so it's not worth it as far as I'm concerned. But other people find different and it doesn't make them hungry.


Back On Track!
S: 14st13lb C: 17st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 43 Loss: -2st6lb(-16.27%)
Just picking up on Bailey's point, I did a week of CD in July. I reached day 7 and had a diet coke as I had got it into my head that this was accepatble, in fact I had 2 over 2 consecutive days.
Having been doing quite nicely, I became so hungry it was unbearable and I broke the diet. I could not understand what had happened to me until I started again in August and read a thread here on minimins.

Please always be careful about what you drink, I would not like that kind of experience to interrupt anyone else's CD success.
S: 24st0lb G: 10st0lb
No!! x x

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