The Truth About Cokes....

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    Dec 02, 2008 2:03 AM GMT
    Comment/Question: So it is absolutely impossible for me to give up Dr Pepper. I love it dearly. However I have heard various opinions on the severity of carbonated drinks and its effects on the body. Can somebody provide some insight while I sit here and drink one. Since I started working out in June, I lost 14 lbs. in the first three weeks. After that, I have slowly gained. I have gone from pair shaped to v-shaped in about 6 months. So I'm already assuming that Cokes play little part in getting fit. Am I right? I'm trying desperately to obtain a wash board stomach, but as I understand it, it is very hard to do in the first place....
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    Dec 02, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    http://epsl.asu.edu/ceru/Articles/CERU-0406-224-OWI.pdf
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    Dec 02, 2008 2:14 AM GMT
    This is a very Aggie question. Three words Diet Dr. Pepper
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    Dec 02, 2008 2:45 AM GMT
    Coke has ridiculous amounts of empty calories and sugar in it which will prevent you from getting that washboard stomach. Diet drinks can be bad to as they can cause basal metabolic syndrome, and the artificial sweetners can amp up sugar cravings and such.
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    Dec 02, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    There is nothing wrong with moderation, if only I can learn it myself. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Runninchlt saidCoke has ridiculous amounts of empty calories and sugar in it which will prevent you from getting that washboard stomach. Diet drinks can be bad to as they can cause basal metabolic syndrome, and the artificial sweetners can amp up sugar cravings and such.


    How exactly can it cause "basal metabolic syndrome" icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 02, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    ursamajor saidThis is a very Aggie question. Three words Diet Dr. Pepper


    HAHAHA!

    Aggies got their asses handed to them on Thanksgiving! I love my Longhorns.

    Anyways..
    This is from the Back of my Ozarka Water Bottle that I have right now:

    "A Typical 12 Oz Soda contains the equivalent of 10 tsp of sugar. Water has no sugar. Replacing one soda daily with water can cut 3,650 tsp of sugar a year from your diet. Be Healthy"

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    Dec 02, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    What is the Problem with Soft Drinks?
    Are Carbonated Soft Drinks Harmless Treats or Dietary Disasters?

    http://environment.about.com/od/health/a/soft_drinks.htm


    Soft Drink: Controversy...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_drink#Controversy
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    metalxracr said
    ursamajor saidThis is a very Aggie question. Three words Diet Dr. Pepper


    HAHAHA!

    Aggies got their asses handed to them on Thanksgiving! I love my Longhorns.

    Anyways..
    This is from the Back of my Ozarka Water Bottle that I have right now:

    "A Typical 12 Oz Soda contains the equivalent of 10 tsp of sugar. Water has no sugar. Replacing one soda daily with water can cut 3,650 tsp of sugar a year from your diet. Be Healthy"



    HAHAHA...OU is going to the Big 12 Championship! Hook Em'? Somebody needs to. Loser....
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    Dec 02, 2008 3:50 AM GMT
    Come on, doesn't someone with washboard abs out there drink soda? My guess is someone does, and it totally depends on your genetics. With that said, it'll probably increase your chances if you don't drink it. I haven't been drinking any soda in years except like 3-5 times maybe and I don't have abs and I been working out a lot for the past half year (as well as being anal on a bunch of other things).

    So I think it depends.
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    Dec 02, 2008 4:16 AM GMT
    Dr Pepper > Washboard Abs
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    Dec 02, 2008 4:22 AM GMT
    AMT87 said
    Runninchlt saidCoke has ridiculous amounts of empty calories and sugar in it which will prevent you from getting that washboard stomach. Diet drinks can be bad to as they can cause basal metabolic syndrome, and the artificial sweetners can amp up sugar cravings and such.


    How exactly can it cause "basal metabolic syndrome" icon_confused.gif


    There's speculation that the aspartame in diet soda is tied with metabolic syndrome.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/health/nutrition/05symp.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=diet+soda&st=nyt&oref=slogin

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    Dec 02, 2008 6:01 AM GMT
    Would you eat 8 teaspoons of sugar? A 12 oz. coke contains that much sugar and so called "fruit juice" is no better. I got a six pack with out much cardio workout but I eliminated processed sugar and man-made carbs from my diet.
  • Sayrnas

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    Dec 02, 2008 1:15 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidThis is a very Aggie question. Three words Diet Dr. Pepper



    Because the chemicals they put into the damn thing to make up for the sugar is sooo much better.

    Honestly, one coke/Dr. Pepper won't kill you or your look. But realize that High Frutose corn syrup takes the body 3 times the energy to burn off and it doesn't leave the body easily. Same thing (more or less) with the Artificial Flavorings and Color dyes.
  • NYCguy74

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    Dec 02, 2008 1:49 PM GMT
    being in Texas, you might stand a chance of finding Dublin* Dr. Pepper. it's made with cane sugar instead of corn syrup.

    I've seen it in the Dallas area "on tap" at a restaurant when i was back there once. and you can get it in cans too.

    not that sugar is good for you, but better than the corn syrup and the chemicals found in diet sodas.

    try to cut back to 1 a day at first, then one every other day, start replacing them with water instead (maybe with lime or lemon, if you have problems with plain water) Don't cut yourself off completly or you have a bigger chance of failing, it's good to have a little cheat now and then.


    as the old saying goes "abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym" so just think about how important that washboard is to you.

    *named for Dublin, TX, the home of the oldest operating Dr. Pepper bottler, not the city in Ireland, since this has caused confusion on these boards before.
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    Dec 02, 2008 2:06 PM GMT
    I don't take any diet drinks because of aspartame. There is disputed evidence that it can cause neurological disorders, and induce seizures in epileptics, which I am.

    I didn't know this until AFTER I'd had a few seizures after consuming aspartame, that I used in my coffee each morning. I stopped taking aspartame and the frequency of my seizures declined, particularly the ones following my morning coffee. I also had a seizure following 2 rum & cokes at our gay club, later learning that the bartender was giving me diet Coke, not what I ordered, because that's what everyone else wanted.

    But experts still debate whether there's a link between seizures & aspartame. Nevertheless I play safe and avoid it.

    BTW, when I attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman in 1967 I actually had trouble finding Coca Cola. The big drink there was Dr. Pepper, just like in Aggie land. Must be some sort of Bubba thing.
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
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    metalxracr said
    ursamajor saidThis is a very Aggie question. Three words Diet Dr. Pepper


    HAHAHA!

    Aggies got their asses handed to them on Thanksgiving! I love my Longhorns.

    Anyways..
    This is from the Back of my Ozarka Water Bottle that I have right now:

    "A Typical 12 Oz Soda contains the equivalent of 10 tsp of sugar. Water has no sugar. Replacing one soda daily with water can cut 3,650 tsp of sugar a year from your diet. Be Healthy"



    HAHAHA...OU is going to the Big 12 Championship! Hook Em'? Somebody needs to. Loser....



    LOL
    now I have four words for you: Diet "Caffine Free" Dr. Pepper icon_wink.gif

    ...and yes, too much of anything is a bad thing.
    tru dat
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:30 PM GMT
    NYCguy74 saidbeing in Texas, you might stand a chance of finding Dublin* Dr. Pepper. it's made with cane sugar instead of corn syrup.

    I've seen it in the Dallas area "on tap" at a restaurant when i was back there once. and you can get it in cans too.

    not that sugar is good for you, but better than the corn syrup and the chemicals found in diet sodas.

    try to cut back to 1 a day at first, then one every other day, start replacing them with water instead (maybe with lime or lemon, if you have problems with plain water) Don't cut yourself off completly or you have a bigger chance of failing, it's good to have a little cheat now and then.


    as the old saying goes "abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym" so just think about how important that washboard is to you.

    *named for Dublin, TX, the home of the oldest operating Dr. Pepper bottler, not the city in Ireland, since this has caused confusion on these boards before.


    Yeah, Dublin Dr Pepper is in a couple of resturants. I'll have to keep that in the back of my mind.
  • vindog

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    Dec 02, 2008 5:32 PM GMT


    Just burn it off.....calories in versus calories off
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    Dec 03, 2008 12:03 AM GMT
    Yeah burn it off.

    Try the Aggie sex workout.

    I got a flock a sheep on the back forty your can work your way through.




























    just kidding

    Hook em Horns
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    Dec 07, 2008 6:06 PM GMT
    Sheep have horns?