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I'm going on a 96 hours fast only drinking Diet Coke, coffee, and water. Will I lose weight? If so, how much?

I'm going on a 96 hours fast only drinking Diet Coke, coffee, and water. Will I lose weight? If so, how much?

Probably a pound or: 2. Also very unhealthy to 4 day fast on the items you have chosen to drink. Would recommend constant 1200 cal diet with lots of vegetables and fruit,salads to lose weight. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I've had dull headaches for two weeks. I'm exercising a lot and drinking more coffee and diet coke than water. What is going on?

I've had dull headaches for two weeks. I'm exercising a lot and drinking more coffee and diet coke than water. What is going on?

Need more water: You need to drink less coffee, no diet coke and drink more water diet coke has aspartame, brekdown products of aspartame are considered neurotoxins and can give headaches, migrains, dizziness, visual disturbances, memory lossfatigue, tremors and seizures. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm looking for a non-carbonated cold drink which contains caffeine to replace my diet coke habit, and get me through. I do not like Tea or Coffee?

Hi, I'm looking for a non-carbonated cold drink which contains caffeine to replace my diet coke habit, and get me through. I do not like Tea or Coffee?

Caffeine: There are many many "energy" drinks that are not coffee or tea or soda based --- got to be very careful: One to try which is reputable: V8 Fusion Energy Drink; a second one: VItamin Water Energy Drink. Shots and highly concentrated caffeine drinks can be "hazardous" ...Read more

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Is diet soda unhealthy?

Is diet soda unhealthy?

Better choices: And we can't say that diet soda IS healthy! Drinking a can or two of diet soda a day is not likely to hurt you. The small amount of artificial sweeteners and chemicals in one or two are likely harmless. But don't think it will really help you lose weight...many studies have shown this isn't the case. There are many healthier choices, mostly WATER:) ...Read more

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Is diet soda harmful to drink?

Is diet soda harmful to drink?

For teeth - yes: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read more

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Could diet soda cause headaches?

Could diet soda cause headaches?

Yes: The artificial sweeteners in diet drinks are a well known cause of headaches, especially migraines. If you're trying to track and identify headache triggers, go to http://tinyurl.Com/kzvhnxv and download the "trigger tracker worksheet". ...Read more

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Is diet soda bad to drink once a wwwk?

Is diet soda bad to drink once a wwwk?

Ok: Although diet soda is not the best thing to be drinking regularly. Once a week should be ok. ...Read more

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Is sparkling water better than diet soda?

Is sparkling water better than diet soda?

Overall yes: Both have no or very limited calories (a good thing), both have bubbles, can be refreshing, but can also cause gassiness, bloat, etc. Sparkling water wins because you retrain your taste buds, so they don't continue to "crave" intense sweet taste. Sparkling water has no artificial sweeteners so you avoid whatever controversies exist re: short and long term safety. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight if I cut out diet soda?

Can I lose weight if I cut out diet soda?

Yes and no: Substituting it for regular sugared soda might help weight loss. However, 2 studies suggest people drinking diet sodas may gain weight instead. Drink plain tap water. ...Read more

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Help I feel like in addicted to diet soda?

Help I feel like in addicted to diet soda?

Like anything that: is addictive, stopping cold turkey may not be a good idea. Taper off. If you drink six servings a day, tomorrrow drink five, slowly decrease until you are no longer drinking it. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: diet soda or sweet tea?

Which is better for you: diet soda or sweet tea?

2 bad choices: Drink Mountain Valley Spring Water or weak herb tea. Kombucha, green tea, white tea are alo fine. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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Does diet soda make it difficult to lose weight?

Maybe: Some diabetics have an increase in blood sugar after diet soda.I don't know why-but increase in sugar makes weight loss harder. ...Read more

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Why is diet soda not recommended for losing weight?

Why is diet soda not recommended for losing weight?

A sweet imposter: Although diet soda has no caloric value by itself, the sweet taste from it and caffeine are often addicting. Drinking diet soda/juices teaches your body to like sweet and when u don't have it, u tend to snack on sweet junk-foods, which are big wt gainers. Also, soda binds iron and calcium in your stomache/intestine contributing to anemia and thinning bones. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help please! is diet soda bad for you when on a diet?

Help please! is diet soda bad for you when on a diet?

NO!!! MAKES YOU FAT!: Diet soda is extremely toxic & one of the least healthy "foods" you can ingest. The chemical sweeteners can cause a myriad of serious health problems & are proven to cause weight gain. Anyone interested in being healthy should never drink these! see http://kimberlysnyder.Net/blog/2011/12/01/8-dangers-of-diet-soda/ also see comment for new info that these drinks may increase risk of cancer! ...Read more

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If I cut diet soda out of my diet will I lose weight?

If I cut diet soda out of my diet will I lose weight?

Probably yes: Soda is very unhealthy for you. If you will stop drinking it, even diet you will feel better and loose weight as well. ...Read more