Explain fizzy drinks please someone

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  1. AlexIce

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    Can anyone explain why we can't have the zero calorie fizzy drinks please. I am pining for the elderflower and blackberry water. It has no calories - why can't I have it.
    Wail wail whinge etc. lol
     
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    Because they contain citric acid, which will kick you out of ketosis
     
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    Thank you Guru - you're a star.
    Do they ALL contain citric acid? Are there any at all which don't?
     
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    Exactly what Guru says.....Some people do have a small amount of coke zero or some of the perfectly clear drinks that don't contain citric acid think it's called malic acid, but stay well clear of citric acid. have you thought about fizzy water and the cd flavouring? thats quite nice :eek:
     
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    Thanks DappyMare.
    I'm only on week 2. My CDC hasn't mentioned the CD water flavourings yet. Maybe she will this week. Are you allowed the water flavourings at any time?
     
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    I've drunk coke zero from the begining just about 2 cans per week max

    Hasn't kicked me out of ketosis but wouldn't touch anything else including squash / fruit juices
     
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    Mrsessex, I used to drink loads of coke zero. Perhaps it's better to make a clean break with it cos I know I will want more.
     
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    alex, the cd flavouring is available from week 2 hun so u will be able to get it on ur next weighin.
    its available in orange and summer berry flavour. they also do a savoury one for a hot bovril type drink.
     
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    You have to steer clear of anything that contains citric acid and anything that may contain ingredients of flowers or berries.

    Even the flavoured drinks that do not contain these are proven in some people to trigger cravings that can cause you to break the diet.

    What I have done in the past, and still do, is use the CD water flavourings (work out how much you need in a pint glass to get the strength you want), and then add sparkiling mineral water to it ...... in other words I make my own completely legal fizzy drink.

    May not be coke, but it hits the spot believe me!

    Steve
     
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    Cherylxx, Thanks - looks like I shall take some extra pennies to the weigh-in then.
     
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    BTW - most fizzy drinks contain Phosphoric Acid. Apart from being used in food flavourings this chemical is used by dentists to "dissolve and roughen the surface of teeth prior to filling", and it is also used "applied directly to steel to remove rust".

    I also found this article Phosphoric acid in sodas nearly as damaging to teeth as battery acid

    Not that I am trying to cure your cravings for fizzy drinks or anything!!

    :D
     
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    Thanks SteveM,
    Sigh - looks like I still have a lot to learn. :) I shall be patient until Thursday then see what the CD flavourings are like.
     
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    It's amazing how many tricks you learn when you are SS for months at a time. Anything to create variety and a new taste!!

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    eeeeek Steve - that article is scary. OK I am now officially put off fizz.
    (until I am off the diet, that is, and can have cava to drink!)
     
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    Only coke zero and sparkling perfectly clear STRAWBERRY and KIWI only, don't have any citric acid and I drink a can of coke zero and glass of perf cl. s&k everyday! It doesn't seem to effect my weight losses at all. I have them on top of the 2.5 litres water though :)

    Hugs x
     
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    Emma - Many thanks - Perfectly clear S+K. I shall get some.
     
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    The still red apple and the still strawberry and kiwi perfectly clear also have malic acid and not citric acid.

    Oh and if you can find it, Dr Pepper Zero is also citric acid free.
     
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    I was about to say, the red apple Perfectly Clear is okay too. I drink that and the strawberry and kiwi one.
     
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    :) Thanks Bailey.
     
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