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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    When I began my weight loss journey, one of the first things that I changed was going from Coke to Diet Coke. Then when I began the Atkins Diet, I switched from Diet Coke to Diet Pepsi because it is aspartame free (silver can, not light blue). I did lose the weight. However, after reading about the dangers of artificial sweeteners, am I better off without it? Of course, we do not know if any of these sweeteners are safe or harmful, yet.

    Where do most of us get artificial sweeteners? Myself, it is in my coffee and diet sodas. I can switch to creamers and flavored waters. I know that I do not want to regain weight.
    Saccharine is what I use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Instead of wondering about this soft drink or that, what you need to do is gradually reduce your taste for sweets.

    We can't keep eating like we are 15 years old drinking soda pop all day.

    It's not easy at first, but you can do it, for myself it only took a couple weeks.

    Back around 1900 the incidence of cancer was about 1 in 25, today it is about 1 in 4, what is significantly different: our diet, we eat much more sugar!

    Thx (and watch out for the popcorn too!<)
    And no one dies of "old age" like they did in 1900. If someone lives to be 90 today, they have to find out what killed him. In 1900 I'm sure they figured, "Who cares? He was 90!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    The tax is on all sodas? Even seltzer? That could really cut into my habit. Probably have to smuggle it in.
    The tax is intended to hit high-sugar drinks, but diet sodas aren't spared.

    Let's see... The quoted text below is culled from a different sources:

    The sugary-beverages tax approved by Council adds 1.5 cents per ounce to the cost of most drinks with a sugar-based sweetener or artificial sugar substitute. Some beverages are exempt, including baby formula; products that contain more than 50 percent milk, fresh fruit, or vegetables; and unsweetened drinks to which the buyer adds sugar, or requests that the seller adds sugar.

    Drinks considered “diet” or “zero calorie” are also taxed. Specifically, this tax is on any non-alcoholic beverage, syrup or other concentrate used to prepare a beverage that lists any form of artificial sugar substitute, including stevia, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), saccharin, and advantame.
    I don't think seltzer would be hit, since there's no sugar added.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    When I began my weight loss journey, one of the first things that I changed was going from Coke to Diet Coke. Then when I began the Atkins Diet, I switched from Diet Coke to Diet Pepsi because it is aspartame free (silver can, not light blue). I did lose the weight. However, after reading about the dangers of artificial sweeteners, am I better off without it? Of course, we do not know if any of these sweeteners are safe or harmful, yet.

    Where do most of us get artificial sweeteners? Myself, it is in my coffee and diet sodas. I can switch to creamers and flavored waters. I know that I do not want to regain weight.

    a bit off topic of the sweeteners, but still about soda in general.

    Soda... all soda no matter if it is full sugar or diet is a corrosive acid. I can and will wreck your teeth, burn your esophagus and stomach.

    When the question was posed to the oncologist what would have caused the esophageal cancer... the horrifying answer was soda. It burns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    I hate that show. I hate the way it portrays exercise as an ordeal. They're getting screamed at and they are miserable. Who would want to do that after watching that show?
    Let's be real, working out can be miserable. Definitely when you start out. It's the feeling afterwards that keeps you going through it

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    Swimming... is the kind of exercise you want!

    America doesn't do enough swimming!

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    I've been using Stevia but I'm dumping it all.

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    Tennis is another way to get a lot of exercise and have fun while you are doing it!

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