Diet Coke

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  1. Deb G

    Deb G Silver Member

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    We got our school out of speical measures yesterday after 18 months - a very emotional day for us all. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm in Week 2 (start week 3 tomorrow when Santa Tescos brings my lovely food tonight) and I have chosen NOT to reintroduce fizzy drinks because:

    a) they're full of empty rubbish and chemicals
    b) I've not missed them since Sept (I didn't drink them much anyway)
    c) they always made me bloated....so what's the point [​IMG]

    However, the Head took us all to the pub last night, and went to the bar. He said "I suppose you just want water do you?" And I said "NO - I'm pushing the boat out - get me a god-d*amn diet coke WITH ice and lemon."

    Everyone gasped.... [​IMG]

    Anyway - I drank it. I'd always hated diet coke because I personally felt there was no real taste, so what was the point, but I have to say I REALLy enjoyed the flavour last night, especially with the lemon in it too.

    However, as I haven't had caffeine since Sept it gave me quite a buzz!:D Yes - I was a little bloated, but it was rather enjoyable.

    Anyway - I've decided that fizzy drinks STILL won't be part of my long term lifetime foodplan, but on the odd occasion when I go to the pub, I think I will choose to drink that when the mood takes me.

    Only downside was, I dreamt I had put on 20lb overnight [​IMG] , and I was cursing the diet coke! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Alibongo

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    i never liked coke or diet coke so probably won't bother trying it, but I did get a bottle of diet ginger beer, which is really lovely, but I only have 1 glass a day if I have it at all. It is just nice to have another option. I never drank diet drinks before as I never liked artificial sweetener but I guess all those LL shakes got me used to it.
    Enjoying my OJ in the mornings now thought.
     
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    Very good decision. Diet is EVIL! Aspartame (the sweetener used in all diet drinks), if exposed to for a long time, will mess up your body!

    See this link for a bit more detail.

    Aspartame: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

    I used to be a Coke addict, then it went to Diet coke, and now it's turned to Lemonade. I think I just like the bubbles :eek:
     
  5. Deb G

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    Yeah - funny why they put aspartame in CD and LL products then isn't it! Splenda (UK name for Sucrolose) is SOOOO much better!
     
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    scotwannabethin Back to the grindstone!!

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    Diet Pepsi is my treat, I love it but I try not to drink much of it for all the above reasons. Nice now and again though!!!
     
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    I figure that if I keep my diet as close to 'nature' as possible I can't go wrong, e.g. avoid processed food where possible, in the long term choose whole grain carbs (still not allowed them at the mo!) and keep up the home cooking routine, I can't go far wrong. Strangely, I had this dream that I woke up and I was 90kg! It was horrifying! Glad I'm not the only one to experience this!
     
  8. Deb G

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    Yeah - I'm trying to follow a more natural diet. I'm veggie and planning to live low-carb as a long term management plan, hence why I'm only re-introducing certain foods back into my life off the RTM lists each week.

    However, the occasional (ie once a month) can of diet coke should be manageable for a little variety.

    Just printed off a low-carb ratarouille recipe so I can make one with all my lovely cooked veggies next week. I'm always looking one week ahead - only entering week 3 tomorrow morning and already I've planned week 4!!!
     
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    I have had those dreams too, waking up size 20 again, I always panic myself awake and then realise my size 12 pyjamas would have split open like the incredible hulk if that had happened, and go back to sleep.

    I am always well planned a week ahead.
    I am doing weeks 4 & 5 next week and have breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks all planned out.
    I have done the first 3 weeks straight, then I am doing week 4 & 5 next week, 6 & 7 the next and then the trigger weeks separately, it just makes things easier for when I go away in April to be nearly through this. I have a rough plan for each week already.
    I do like to be in control :D
     
  10. Deb G

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    Yes - but you don't you find that it is 'control' rather than 'obsession'? I feel SO much happier about eating now - and I really could do this for the rest of my life - I don't feel deprived even though we're not back on all the food groups again yet!
     
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    yes, I feel in control rather than obsessed by food
    I am really enjoying this and can really see me staying with it for life too.
    I can't imagine now going back to how things were.
     
  12. Deb G

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    I only get obsessed on the first day of the new week when I had to adjust the times I am eating and what I am eating. I keep adding up and re-adding up to make sure I've allowed for my packs etc, and that I am not having too much. I work out I am eating about 650 cals which is about right for the stage we are at at present. To be honest, I don't know how I could eat more!! Each time I eat I am pleasantly satisfied (not full/not hungry) and I seem to be eating alot!!! This is what I had today:

    Breakfast 5am - 100g Greek Yog, 100g Rasp, Straw & Blackberries
    Break 10am - Choc Muffin (foodpack)
    Lunch 1pm - Bar and Greek Yog with Jelly
    Tea 5pm - Salad with cottage cheese and Quorn Fajitas
    (If hungry will have a couple of strawbs dipped in Greek Yog as a snack)

    From eating just 4 foodpacks a day, it seems HUGE!
     
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    Totally agree about the Diet Coke. Getting obsessed with keeping certain foods off the plan will only make us crave them. Laughed like a drain at the idea of the split pjs, by the way! Funnily enough, I often feel hungry, but then felt like that through the diet too. Very odd, but I just keep telling myself to stop moaning and that I'm not hungry! That seems to do it!
     
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