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10 October 2002 @ 06:17 am
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Back when I started my diet, I was drinking 2 regular (non-diet) sodas per day. At that time, I went to 2 pepsi ones with one regular soda on the weekends. I have recently received some information that says when you drink a carbonated beverage, diet or regular, it slows your metabolism for 72 hours. Has anyone else heard this? Today will be my third day carbonation free! I figure it can't hurt me and it just might be good for me. I am drinking more water, which I know is good for me. Just don't ask me to give up my coffee just yet! :-)

Today should be another beautiful Fall day here! We may have some rain coming for the weekend which would also be a good thing! I hope everybody has a great day today!
 
 
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man_vs_wild on October 10th, 2002 04:36 am (UTC)
Brings a different light on, "Have a Coke and a smile." lol

NEVER give up coffee Gary!

Hope you have a great day pal.
Patriot: Camperpatriot on October 10th, 2002 04:36 am (UTC)
Good morning Gary. I don't know too much about carbonated drinks. I rarely drink them, occasionally when Janis and I are camping I do, but I mostly drink water between meals and tea at meal time, and of course coffee for the first four hours of any day...LOL
*smooch*ldy on October 10th, 2002 05:58 am (UTC)
I don't know about carbonated drinks. I've looked into the subject, and have found no evidence that carbonation affects metabolism (though it is my understanding that it can destory helpful enzymes). I'm quite keen on flavored seltzer, myself. :)

Diet sodas, however, will mess with your metabolism BIG TIME. This isn't the best link, but it does explain the phenomenon fairly well:
http://www.rense.com/general3/asper.htm

And most everything else, as well. It is a neurotoxin, and its long-term effects are frightening:
http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/damage.txt
http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/100.html

I'm sensitive to both aspartame and formaldehyde, so it's easy for me to steer clear of the stuff these days. (I can get nasty headaches/stomach problems if I don't.) But I use to drink diet sodas all the time as a child.

Anywho, don't mean to scare you... just want to keep Gary going strong long into the future :)

Hope you have a thuper Thursday! :D
Garygdj on October 10th, 2002 07:03 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the information! I practically lived on regular coke when I was growing up. I have only recently gotten used to diet anything!
ex_sarassmyl549 on October 10th, 2002 06:17 am (UTC)
I've never heard this, but I think I need to check in to that... I drink a couple cans of soda daily and feel sluggish all the time. Always thought it was the sugar. I've tried to get accustomed to diet sodas, but it's very, very hard to do that! :D
smilinpessimist on October 10th, 2002 01:02 pm (UTC)
I heard about the aspartame/slow metabolism thing last year, so...
I quit drinking them for well over 2 months...I was exercising a lot at that time...
I saw absolutely no change at all...
ofcourse, that don't mean it wouldn't work for you, just my 2 cents and I haven't read the links she put yet...but I will!

It don't surprise me that they aren't good for ya though...what is, that's good tasting these days!LOL
Garygdj on October 10th, 2002 01:05 pm (UTC)
Re: I heard about the aspartame/slow metabolism thing last year, so...
Well, I figure I can't go wrong by drinking more water and less soda pop!
smilinpessimist on October 10th, 2002 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re: I heard about the aspartame/slow metabolism thing last year, so...
True enough!