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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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*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:

And most everything else, as well. It is a neurotoxin, and its long-term effects are frightening:

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)
Thanks for the information! I practically lived on regular coke when I was growing up. I have only recently gotten used to diet anything!