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Arcanemage
March 26th, 2010, 03:47 PM
How bad do you really think they are for you? Does anyone here on this forum have specialized information i.e. being a doctor or other method of knowing? I'd appreciate it because I like them too much in my opin.

Pokemoerules
March 26th, 2010, 03:53 PM
I think they taste plain! Its really really gross. 0_0

Alli
March 26th, 2010, 03:55 PM
I have one thing and thing only to say: aftertaste

TrinityLimit
March 26th, 2010, 04:01 PM
what i think about diet drinks: They're disgusting and nasty.
i drank some diet coke the other day and it had the worst aftertaste >.>

Arcanemage
March 26th, 2010, 04:05 PM
You all just have no taste. I know quality food! :p Jk but your taste buds get used to the taste after a while I guess.

The Cynic
March 26th, 2010, 04:17 PM
You all just have no taste. I know quality food! :p Jk but your taste buds get used to the taste after a while I guess.

Is that because the taste is so horrible they all die off until you can no longer taste it? Diet drinks taste horrific. Full sugar FTW!

BHwolfgang
March 26th, 2010, 04:22 PM
I've tasted some before, and they're not that bad. That is, if you drink it once in a while. I could think of hundreds of beverage and drinks that could be better than their "diet" counterparts.

Does it even work?

Cassino
March 26th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Saying "drink/eat this and you will get slim/won't get fat" is blatantly counterintuitive; but none the less, diet anything exists simply to cater to the 'overwight middle-aged woman' demographic and/or similar. Some people do simply prefer it for taste, though.

How bad do you really think they are for you?
Well, they're meant to be good (ie better than the standard version, not actually 'good' per se) so I'm not sure what hat you pulled that notion out from.

Esper
March 26th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Everyone knows diets don't work. It's nice to have a low-sugar (or low-sodium, or low-whatever) option for your food, but having diet soda is like having low-fat lard. Just don't have it.

Fun side note: a can of diet coke floats in water; a regular coke sinks.

FreakyLocz14
March 26th, 2010, 06:01 PM
Diet sodas are sweetened with a harmful substance called aspartame which is a neurotoxin.

reyzn
March 26th, 2010, 06:16 PM
Diet sodas are sweetened with a harmful substance called aspartame which is a neurotoxin.

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That and it tastes terrible :disappoin

kjmj14
March 26th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Diet drink are so gross i can't even stand the taste of it... XD

Dawg 2005
March 26th, 2010, 08:01 PM
Uhm. I honestly can't taste the difference between diet and regular drinks. lmfao.

Unless it's Dr. Pepper. I can taste the difference, and I prefer Diet. <3

Xebelleon
March 26th, 2010, 08:06 PM
I go for the Diet bubbles faster than the regular stuff.

Diet 7UP, Diet A&W Root Beer, Diet Coke, Coke ZERO, Diet 'Dyspepsi' are what I enjoy.

Regular soda I like best is Schweppe's (sp?) Ginger Ale, Dr. Pepper, Canadian Mountain Dew, and whatever black cherry soda is lower priced.

I seriously miss Tahiti Treat.

Timbjerr
March 26th, 2010, 08:24 PM
With the volume of carbonated sugar water I consume on a regular basis, I'm killing myself no matter what I choose. I'd rather kill myself quickly with the regular soda than slowly with the diet sodas. XD

...besides, the sweetener in Diet Coke is known to cause cancer in lab rats. >_>

Droidz
March 26th, 2010, 09:16 PM
If i want soda it has to be diet because of my diabetes i cant have high sugar drinks.

I don't usually drink it anyway, water is better :)

Luck
March 26th, 2010, 10:19 PM
I think I'd rather go with water; you really can't go wrong. The only soda I can bear drinking anymore is Dr. Pepper, and I don't want to see how they butcher Dr. Pepper by taking the good parts of it out.

Professor Doakes
March 26th, 2010, 11:43 PM
Do you drink only one or two diet sodas a day? You're probably good. They do cut the calories a touch. They can also increase your blood pressure and do have some of that sweet aspartame in them, which has had studies done linking it to brain cancer but not had anything massively conclusive. However, unless you're just going to town you'll be fine.

Also Diet Pepsi is delicious. Once you get used to it the regular stuff actually starts to taste terrible.

WonderGirl
March 27th, 2010, 12:36 AM
I know some people at school that drink coke and company every day. I personally think it's bad if you abuse. But humans are like that, when they like something, they abuse of it. I don't drink a lot of, maybe once every 3 weeks or so.

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
March 27th, 2010, 03:18 AM
I don't actually think Diet Coke tastes bad at all. Different, but not bad :P

With Coke Zero, I can't even notice the difference.

PokemonLeagueChamp
March 27th, 2010, 05:46 AM
Lemme put it this way.
I liked New Coke better than Diet Coke. New Coke almost made me puke.

Talli
March 27th, 2010, 07:27 AM
My denist told me and Curtis diet Sugery drinks are worst for your teeth, so Curtis stopped drinking diet pepsi.

Gary, the Magic Fairy
March 27th, 2010, 07:32 AM
Everyone knows diets don't work. It's nice to have a low-sugar (or low-sodium, or low-whatever) option for your food, but having diet soda is like having low-fat lard. Just don't have it.I don't see how that's comparable. There are about 150 Calories per can of Coca-cola (I may be off a little, but who cares, the exact number isn't important), plus 40 grams of sugar/carbohydrates. Diet Coke, on the other hand, has 0 Calories, and -- guess what?-- no sugar or carbs.

A 3 liter bottle of Coke is ~1200 calories + ~324g sugar/carbs.
A 3 liter bottle of Diet Coke... 0 and 0.

It isn't "low-fat lard", it's "artificial, fat-free lard"

I'm personally more worried about my weight killing me than hypothetical brain cancer 70 years from now. Aspartame hasn't even been proven to do anything unless you consume it in horribly unreasonable amounts... which I do, but still. Sunlight also causes cancer, but that doesn't stop me from going outside.

I love Diet Dr. Pepper. It's one of my favorite things. I lost like 50lbs from basically just switching to diet sodas and eating slightly less. :\

Also, fun fact: Diet Coke and Coke Zero are nutritionally identical. The only difference is different ratios of artificial sweeteners.

My denist told me and Curtis diet Sugery drinks are worst for your teeth, so Curtis stopped drinking diet pepsi.Your "Denist" is an idiot. It isn't diet sugary drinks that are worst, it's acidic drinks like all soft drinks are, not just the diet ones. Just stop drinking anything but water and milk if you're that worried about your teeth. Pretty much everything else is bad for them.

Moltres111
March 27th, 2010, 09:14 AM
There's no point for me to drink them (i'm skinny xD) and they taste gross, so I prefer the old fashioned drinks. :3

if I get diabetes i'll cry

Yamikarasu
March 27th, 2010, 09:26 AM
I've always just preferred diet sodas to regular, except in the case of Mountain Dew. I've never drunk diet drinks because of the "diet" aspect, I've just always preferred the taste. Yeah, I'm weird, I get it. I usually feel nauseous after drinking an entire can of regular soda just because I'm not used to that much sugar at once. Oh well. I'm in the mood for a Diet Coke right about now.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
March 27th, 2010, 10:01 AM
I hate the taste of diet drinks. Plus, I've never been the type to obsess over my health, and I'm a lightweight 110 pounds. I always stick with regular soda.

Prince_of_Light
March 27th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Honestly, I hate diet. Even just the taste.

But the way I think of it, even though it might seem a little simplistic, is...

You can always work off the sugar, but if the chemicals have an adverse effect on you over time then there probably won't be a way to fix it.

Ayselipera
March 27th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Diet or regular I try not to drink either of them. Diet is just a big can of sodium while regular is just a big can of sugar. I could really go without either in the end.

Captain Hobo.
March 27th, 2010, 07:09 PM
They are ok, but I like regular soda better.

ILoveDragonite
March 28th, 2010, 11:17 PM
My favorite line. "Double quarter pounder meal please, oh and a diet coke please."