Coke Zero What are everyones thoughts on this 0 calories

  • Jockasian703

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    Jan 14, 2014 2:03 AM GMT
    Would be great to get everyone's opinion on Coke Zero. I am currently at 9.5 percent body fat and does Coke Zero hurt the process with artificial sugar? Cutting back soda was already hard enough... every once in a while, I do enjoy a fresh coke already refrigerated with a handful of cubed ice.

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    Jan 14, 2014 2:14 AM GMT
    Jockasian703 saidWould be great to get everyone's opinion on Coke Zero. I am currently at 9.5 percent body fat and does Coke Zero hurt the process with artificial sugar? Cutting back soda was already hard enough... every once in a while, I do enjoy a fresh coke already refrigerated with a handful of cubed ice.

    Thanks,


    Probably not helpful... though at 9.5% you probably don't have much to worry about. I like a fat coke or two now and again...

    Here's a link to a few studies:
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/04/saccharin-aspartame-dangers.aspx

    Artificial Sweeteners Cause Greater Weight Gain than Sugar, Yet Another Study Reveals

    "A 2010 scientific review published in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (YJBM)5 discussed the neurobiology of sweet cravings and the unexpected effect of artificial sweeteners on appetite control. It cites several large scale prospective cohort studies that found positive correlations between artificial sweetener use and weight gain, which flies in the face of "conventional wisdom" to cut calories in order to lose weight."
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    Jan 14, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    Everything in moderation. Enjoy your regular cola, but don't guzzle a case per day like most people do.
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    Jan 14, 2014 4:24 AM GMT
    I can't see why anyone who's concerned about their health would put that poison in their body. I would drink a regular Coke before ingesting that chemical. When I'm craving a carbonated beverage, I grab one of these.....
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  • Jockasian703

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    Jan 14, 2014 6:38 AM GMT
    xrichx saidEverything in moderation. Enjoy your regular cola, but don't guzzle a case per day like most people do.


    Totally agree... and I do not.

    Scruffypup saidI can't see why anyone who's concerned about their health would put that poison in their body. I would drink a regular Coke before ingesting that chemical. When I'm craving a carbonated beverage, I grab one of these.....
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    I can respect your opinion and most of the time when I do drink in moderation, its mostly regular Coke... but I can't deny the great taste of Coke Zero. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 14, 2014 7:01 AM GMT
    I tried Coke Zero and didn't really notice a difference from Diet Coke.
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    Jan 14, 2014 7:07 AM GMT
    I can't even remember what it tastes like..I'm sure one every now and then won't harm ya
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    Jan 14, 2014 7:21 AM GMT
    My taste buds must not be wired for diet soda. When someone gives me one by mistake, I have to spit it out because I can't even stand to shallow the smallest amount without gagging.
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    Jan 14, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    To me diet soda tastes the way I'd imagine chemo drips would. My big go-to cheat drink is flavored seltzer.
  • thadjock

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    Jan 14, 2014 9:47 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidMy taste buds must not be wired for diet soda. When someone gives me one by mistake, I have to spit it out because I can't even stand to shallow the smallest amount without gagging.


    +1

    forget diet coke and coke zero, they taste like shit, it's like somebody put cleaning fluid in a can.

    i'm not a soda junkie but when i crave a coke, i want real coke, mexican coke, made with sugar. it's the true clean pure flavour without the nasty after burn of chemical sweeteners.

    that said, there are far better beverages to ingest, pellegrino is available pretty much anywhere there's food so that's my default carbonated zero calorie choice. I don't drink LA tap water, ours ranks like 83rd nationally, but i think NYC has really good tap water.
  • Adozark

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    Jan 15, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
    For your health, if you do drink soda, always get the soda made with real cane sugar. Sometimes they call it "throwback" or just label it as made with cane sugar, as for coke, everyone calls it Mexican coke, you seem to only be able to get it in the glass bottles. It's supposed to taste better as well.
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    Jan 15, 2014 3:21 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI tried Coke Zero and didn't really notice a difference from Diet Coke.

    Isn't Zero just Diet Coke marketed to men? Same slop different can.
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    Jan 15, 2014 6:35 AM GMT
    Coke Zero tastes more like regular coke. People that like diet coke usually don't like coke zero. Coke Zero can only be tolerated for me ice cold and in a plastic bottle 20oz bottle. Something about the fizz makes it taste weird in a can, especially if you pour it out. Probably the chemicals icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 15, 2014 4:46 PM GMT
    I don't like the taste of Coke Zero, but of course that's individual. Others appear to like it.

    I avoid it mostly because it's sweetened with aspartame in the US. The alleged negative affects of aspartame on the nervous system are in dispute. Some contend it can cause seizures and other disorders in certain people.

    I already have epilepsy, and suspect some of my seizures have been triggered by drinking Diet Coke (which also contains aspartame). But this is anecdotal & subjective, not scientific.

    And as others here have noted, there are also studies suggesting that while artificial sweeteners convey no calories themselves, they cause the body to crave calories from other sources. So that "diet" drinks really don't help you avoid weight gain in the long run.

    When I do occasionally want a cola, mainly with a pizza, or maybe at a backyard picnic, I take a classic Coca Cola, never anything diet.
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    Jan 15, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
    venue35 saidI prefer ginger ale or root beer.


    Me too. Have you ever tried making your own Ginger Ale? Check this out ---> http://wellnessmama.com/8945/natural-ginger-ale/
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    Jan 15, 2014 7:39 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said

    Me too. Have you ever tried making your own Ginger Ale? Check this out ---> http://wellnessmama.com/8945/natural-ginger-ale/


    I did try making beer once, but i'ts like having a baby, it's pretty high maintenance, and it's impossible to trust a baby sitter with it. and CA summer temps probably didn't help.

    with the smell after it went off I expected a visit from home land secur ity, thinking i was somehow trying to weaponise sugar and yeast.
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    Jan 15, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    Gives me a headache - I wouldn't drink it.
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    Jan 16, 2014 12:05 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    Scruffypup said

    Me too. Have you ever tried making your own Ginger Ale? Check this out ---> http://wellnessmama.com/8945/natural-ginger-ale/


    I did try making beer once, but i'ts like having a baby, it's pretty high maintenance, and it's impossible to trust a baby sitter with it. and CA summer temps probably didn't help.

    with the smell after it went off I expected a visit from home land secur ity, thinking i was somehow trying to weaponise sugar and yeast.


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    Jan 16, 2014 3:31 AM GMT
    bhp91126 said
    xrichx saidI tried Coke Zero and didn't really notice a difference from Diet Coke.

    Isn't Zero just Diet Coke marketed to men? Same slop different can.
    Wow. I had no idea. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 16, 2014 4:32 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    bhp91126 said
    xrichx saidI tried Coke Zero and didn't really notice a difference from Diet Coke.

    Isn't Zero just Diet Coke marketed to men? Same slop different can.
    Wow. I had no idea. icon_neutral.gif


    diet coke has 1.3 calories

    and coke zero has 0 calories

    so it can't be exactly the same formula.

    also i don't recall coke zero being marketed expressly to men, is it?
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    Jan 16, 2014 4:54 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    xrichx said
    bhp91126 said
    xrichx saidI tried Coke Zero and didn't really notice a difference from Diet Coke.

    Isn't Zero just Diet Coke marketed to men? Same slop different can.
    Wow. I had no idea. icon_neutral.gif


    diet coke has 1.3 calories

    and coke zero has 0 calories

    so it can't be exactly the same formula.

    also i don't recall coke zero being marketed expressly to men, is it?
    There's a wikipedia article about it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola_Zero

    I know Dr Pepper has a diet drink marketed towards men. They have some cheezy commercials for it.