Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sunny San Diego
Just like any other soft drink, having one on occassion isn't "bad" for you, but the sky high sugar content isn't going to help your weight loss. Taking in those calories in the form of a low-glycemic carb (oatmeal, rice, potato, etc) won't give you the "rush" that you are looking for, but it will have a much better effect on your satiety (when you'll get hungry again) and instead of spiking your insulin levels and predisposing the body to store fat, you'll up your metabolism and keep your body on an even keel, so you don't crash later looking for some sort of recovery (the addiction cylce).
IMO, the first step in any serious dieters plan would be to replace all beverages with either water or skim milk. Water is preferred as people ussually don't drink enough as it is, but skim milk is a good source of calcium and lean protien that you won't get from a coke or beer. If you absolutely must have something with caffiene or carbonation, switch to the "diet" varieties as they don't have the calories and sugars of the originals.
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