Love reading your blog. I feel like we must have known each other in another life. My wife and I have a debate going on regarding the evils of diet soda. I know it says “1 calorie” on the bottle, but we have both heard that your body perceives it as much more… They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step… well I must admit, I am addicted to my caffeine and the taste! So I figured I would turn to the “” of fitness and . Do I need to give it up or can I keep chugging away?
Diet Coke Head
Yep, no silly slashing in an effort to make you giggle whilst I use more grown-up terminology in nonslashedoutfont.
If this person truly knows me as he thinks he does then he’d also be aware that, at one point in my Tornado’s short life, I was known to refer to the Great & Mighty Diet Coke as Mommy Merlot.
If this person truly knows me as he thinks he does then he’s already aware that I friggin adore my one Diet ANYTHING of the day.
And, if this person truly knows me as he thinks he does, he’s painfully aware that *I* am painfully aware Im a poster child for nothing.
What would *I* say to you, emailer?
*Keep it to a minimum as we really DONT know what the longterm effects are of artificial sweeteners.
*Keep it to the morning or early afternoon as caffeine can have an impact on sleep habits for hours after consuming.
*Keep in mind that water is always better AND the additional liquid might perk you up even more than caffeine! (When you’re not getting enough water/fluids it decreases blood volume which makes the body feel sluggish and tired.)
Me? I was quickly weaned from my Mommy Merlot addiction when I compelled myself to match each bottle of Diet Whatevs (now with Stevia!) with a same size bottle of water. I quickfastandINAHURRY decided my merlot wasnt worth it.
*Also keep in mind this little icky tidbit (should your drink of choice be sweetened in this manner): Splenda and Equal were discovered by accident when researchers were trying to come up with a new insecticide using sulfuryl chloride. YUM! I’ll have some of that, please!
That’s my MizFit Muzing, oh D.C.Head.
What would the real experts say?
There seems to be a big group of people who firmly believe we (the royal. I know *sigh* most of you readers do NOT join me in my once-a-day guilty pleasure. please to refer to poster child comment) are setting ourselves up for weight gain even with the ZERO calories in the drinks.
Some think —I disagree—that when you drink Diet Whatevs (now in a plastic bottle!) you will definitely indulge in other places and make up or exceed the calories you’d have consumed in a non-diet soda. The ole “I’ll have a double cheese burger, a large fries and a diet cola” scenario.
Others focus more on the hard science (which I fo’ sho’ cant refute having done no studies of my own).
In a Purdue University study rats whose diets contained the artificial sweetener saccharin (MizFit note: People still use the pink packet? who knew!) gained more weight than rats given sugary food. The aforementioned eating pink packet rats also appeared to experience a physiological connection between sweet tastes and calories which drove them to overeat.
According to the study, the researchers deduced our taste buds taste sweet with the pink packets, but there’s no calorie load onslaught which comes with it. That mismatch or incongruity seems to change—in their opinion—our brain chemistry in some way.
(more info here)
How is that for a non-answer answer, emailer?
Let me end by saying, in my opinion, it depends on what your definition of
is chugging is.
MizFits? I know the Bumbling Band is quite opinionated on this subject. Please to hit us up in the comments.
Whew, after that long ramble I shall leave you with a lighter email (gotta question of your own? email me.)
I still cant believe you have that enormous tattoo. do you regret it ever? whats the story behind it? is that your only one? will you ever get more?
1. No (it really is 100% hidden. always. even in running shorts. so much so that I forget I have it until someone (if by someone you mean my Toddler Tornado while she’s accompanying me to the bathroom because G-d forbid I pee alone—–which I do) points it out to me.
B. Alas, in this vein, MizFit wants to remain a Woman of Mystery. Im such an open book (boring, some might say) but this involves family so Id rather not divulge.
42423a. Not my only one (waves to mom & dad who are now hanging their loving, supportive heads in sadness) but all of the others are hidden/have stories close to my heart as well.
9. More? who can say. I adore this blogger’s arms (on every level) but couldnt pull off the look. Right now I dont have any additions in mind —– but I never say never.