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Veronica
Posted: Nov. 22 2006, 00:38 ET


I know this may seem like a dumb question but here it goes.

So I know that 1 cup of caffenated beverage is allowed. I would prefer it to be either diet coke or diet pepsi, though I don't seem to find it on the list. All I found was Presidents Choice Diet cola, which I'm not a big fan of.

Also, with the decaffenated beverage I prefer the Diet Pepsi No caffeine....but again its not on the list. I know it clearly says if its not on the list don't have it. Buttt...what do you guyz think?

Ditta
Posted: Nov. 22 2006, 09:08 ET


Ask a nurse.  I am pretty sure it is allowed in limited quantities.  It was a few years ago when I was on the program before.  I asked and was told it was allowed.  Things change though, so double check.

Martini
Posted: Nov. 22 2006, 09:13 ET


I was told by my clinic that diet coke or diet Pepsi was fine instead of coffee - but in limited quantities. Decaffeinated is best...but apparently there is hidden sodium in the drinks that can cause fluid retention.  I try to stick to diet ginger-ale for that reason.

Ditta
Posted: Nov. 22 2006, 09:16 ET


Diet ginger ale has no sodium?  

I personally try to avoid sodas and only have them as a treat, once or twice a week max.  I do drink alot of Crystal Lite though, which also has sodium. I wonder if I should knock it off.  I do mix it half strength.

BrianB
Posted: Nov. 22 2006, 09:26 ET


Decaffeinated Diet Coke/Pepsi is unlimited.  Caffeinated is of course one serving per day.

Martini
Posted: Nov. 22 2006, 09:36 ET


Ditta - I understood Ginger-ale has less sodium than some..but also try not to drink too much of the carbonated drinks.

Michelle
Posted: Nov. 22 2006, 10:01 ET


I find that now that I've become so accustomed to drinking water, I really don't want anything else.  I have my tea in the morning, water throughout the day and once in a while I'll have some crystal light or a decaf diet coke in the evenings.  I used to be a diet coke addict and I really don't mind the taste of the decaf one now.

Leslie
Posted: Nov. 22 2006, 12:09 ET


I actually don't notice a difference in the diet coke to the diet coke with no caffeine. I try to only have one per day though.

Veronica
Posted: Nov. 22 2006, 14:11 ET


Thanks so much for replying guyz. Dr. Pepsi decaf it is. But tru I should get use to drinking more healthier drinks such as water, green tea, etc.

Thanks again.

BrianB
Posted: Nov. 22 2006, 17:26 ET


I'm with you Michelle.  I drink mostly water.  If I want to spruce it up a little I'll put one of those Crystal Light (or equivalent) "singles" into a liter of water.  They are really meant for a half liter, but I find that too strong and one single to a whole liter is just about right.

irenej
Posted: Jan. 2 2007, 12:16 ET


I wish all the clinics would get their stories straight. I was drinking decaffenated Diet Pepsi and was told by a nurse that I wasn't supposed to be drinking that, only what was on the list.  So, I would like to know the real answer to that one. Anyone know for sure? Thanks. Happy New Year Everyone!
:compute:

BrianB
Posted: Jan. 2 2007, 15:34 ET


Well, she's wrong.  It is on the list.  The list says "Soft drinks, sugar free and caffeine free with aspartame" and caffeine free diet Pepsi is exactly that.

Bailey
Posted: Jan. 2 2007, 21:51 ET


BTW (by the way) - the caffeine free Diet Coke (gold can) has only 50g of sodium.

BrianB
Posted: Jan. 2 2007, 21:55 ET


Quote (Bailey @ Jan. 02 2007,21:51)
BTW (by the way) - the caffeine free Diet Coke (gold can) has only 50g of sodium.

Hopefully that is 50mg of sodium and not 50g.  Otherwise, it will probably kill you if you drink it.   :D

Bailey
Posted: Jan. 2 2007, 22:17 ET


:D   :D   :D  big woops ... yes, just 50mg.  thanks, brian!  :p

Zerocool
Posted: Jan. 3 2007, 03:20 ET


FYI,
I got into drinking crystal light and unknowingly blew my ketones. The nurse told me that it should really be off the list. I was drinking one a day and it cost me. Also, if you can get off the soda pop drinks all together you'll find that you lose faster. I know that sounds difficult, but just cause it's allowed, doesn't mean you should consume it. As I progressed in the diet, I found it's really easy to get into a routine and if you say I'll only drink water it becomes a habit, a good habit. The less you consume that will potentially hinder your weight lose, the faster you'll be done and can stop paying the big bucks!
Sorry if it sounds like a rant or is preachy, just trying to help.

BrianB
Posted: Jan. 3 2007, 10:09 ET


I don't know if it ever caused a problem with my ketones, but I was drinking quite a bit of crystal light at one point (still less than 50% of my daily liquids) and I do think it slowed my weight loss down.  Crystal light is mostly citric acid, and I'd guess that with all that acid to process your kidneys and perhaps other organs are tied up and it slows down fat metabolization.  Just a guess.  Anyway, I cut back my non-water consumption and it seems to have made a big difference.  I still have it every once in awhile, but not as much as before.

Good point Zerocool!

Cdnangel7
Posted: Jan. 24 2007, 11:05 ET


I used to drink Diet coke like there was no tomorrow. But as soon as I started Dr.B's I stopped all together .. For me it was the bubbly sensation, so I started to drink either Club Soda or Mineral Water ... whatever is allowed on Dr.B's just to take the edge off ...

Zerocool
Posted: Jan. 24 2007, 11:46 ET


*edit*FYI,
I got into drinking crystal light and unknowingly blew my ketones. The nurse told me that it should really be off the list. I was drinking one a day and it cost me. Also, if you can get off the soda pop drinks all together you'll find that you lose faster. I know that sounds difficult, but just cause it's allowed, doesn't mean you should consume it. As I progressed in the diet, I found it's really easy to get into a routine and if you say I'll only drink water it becomes a habit, a good habit. The less you consume that will potentially hinder your weight loss, the faster you'll be done and can stop paying the big bucks!
Sorry if it sounds like a rant or is preachy, just trying to help*edit*
I've had a really hard time of late with beverages due to more hospital visits (i think that's why). To help I've found that the diet a&w has really helped for a change every now and then. - LOL -so much for my soap box! BTW, I'm still going through the 11.8 litre bottles of water every 2-3 days.


Zerocool
Posted: Jan. 24 2007, 12:13 ET


oops I meant 18.5 litre bottle. And the diet A&W is the rootbeer. must bee the b-comp today! :stick:

Michelle
Posted: Jan. 24 2007, 13:12 ET


Does diet A&W have caffiene ?  

I have been buying Diet Mug Rootbeer as it says right on the can Caffiene Free - it is very yummy & a great treat once in a while.

BrianB
Posted: Jan. 24 2007, 16:52 ET


Quote (Michelle @ Jan. 24 2007,13:12)
Does diet A&W have caffiene ?  

I have been buying Diet Mug Rootbeer as it says right on the can Caffiene Free - it is very yummy & a great treat once in a while.

Nope, no caffeine in the diet A&W. Diet A&W root beer not only tastes great, it is specifically mentioned on the foods list (without restriction) -- which is of course redundant since it is diet and caffeine free, and is therefore permitted under the catch-all diet soda allowance.

Haven't seen the "Mug" brand for sale in diet, but I drink quite a bit of the A&W...

Elaine
Posted: Jun. 3 2009, 00:49 ET


Root Beer is caffeine free unless it has been added (Bark's), but now the list says no root beer except what's specified on the list.

I am in the home stretch and enjoy caffeine free diet soda - but I guess I should cut back as I push the last few pounds to goal.

T Minus 80
Posted: Jun. 11 2009, 15:35 ET


How many Crystal Lights a day is OK?  Can you retain water by drinking too much?