zero calorie diet drinks.

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  1. suki

    suki Member

    Quick question
    On The CD website it lists "zero calorie diet drinks." as allowable fluids. Does this mean you can drink diet coke on SS?

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  3. tinkerbelle

    tinkerbelle Regular Member

    I don't think so at least you couldn't last year when I did it. I think its something to do with citric acid as it can knock people out of ketosis.
  4. kebab

    kebab Full Member

    Anyone no if there are any zero cal drinks other tan black tea/coffee and water????
  5. Diva

    Diva Cambridge Diet Counsellor

    Hiya Donna

    When following any of the plans from 790 and above then, yes you can drink Diet Coke and other zero calorie drinks.

    However, when following sole source it is best to wait until you are in established ketosis before having any diet drinks and even then they should be used sparingly and not as a substitute for water.

    There was some information around that citric acid can interfere with ketosis and CD conducted their own research into this and found that it is ok once ketosis is established and the drinks are used sparingly.

    Enjoy the occassional diet drink but please remember to keep your water intake to a generous minimum of 3litres per day!! :)
  6. Roch

    Roch Minimins gal x

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    Hi kebab,there are Dr peper z and fanta z apple which are both zero cals and do not have citric acid in them as it is the citric acid in the drinks that either kicks people out of ketosis or starts them craving for things,but like Diva said it is def best to wait till you well into ketosis xx
  7. kebab

    kebab Full Member

    Thanks for the info. Will wait till well into ketosis. Dr Pepper and Fanta sound like good choices!

  8. chicken on a mission

    chicken on a mission Restarting to lose 4stone

    LighterLife then CD
    Even if the Z drinks don't contain the dreaded citric acid, my fear would be that it would trigger cravings by association.

    I personally am using my time on the diet to retrain my taste buds to make heathier choices as a matter of preference in taste rather than just because I should be healthier.

    I think that from previous threads coke z is allowable.
  9. boofaloo

    boofaloo Gold Member

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    I have found coke zero and dr pepper z to slow my weight loss down and trigger off cravings.

    i think like people said it's all down to the individual and trial and error.

    Good luck. :)
  10. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Don't diet anymore!
    I have definitely had clients who have eaten after drinking Coke Zero and have said it sparked off all sorts of cravings.

    For that reasons I always recommend people stick to Water/Coffee and Tea as originally designed as why would you risk it.

  11. zareena

    zareena Silver Member

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    Technically I think so.. but you aren't allowed to drink a lot of it incase it kicks you out of ketosis.
  12. canireallydothis!!

    canireallydothis!! Gold Member

    It seemed to slow my weight loss, if you can manage with just water then do your best, the more you drink the more you get used to it.
    Try breaking it into little bottles, I found at first a 2 litre just used to over face me, now I buy 5ltr ones for a day!
  13. Jubbly

    Jubbly Loves Minimins long time

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    I personally will have coke zero occasionally esp at the pub cos I don't like ordering soda water as they usually stick lemon in it without asking so I can't drink it anyway plus I think I look cheap!! But coke zero (along with Dr pepper z) I was told was acceptable as it has no citric acid whereas diet coke, diet pepsi and pepsi max do and are therefore not allowed. I don't think it has slowed my weight loss but I wouldn't know as I have had it from time to time since the beginning of my diet.
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