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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:16 PM

28. I stopped drinking diet soda the last few years, been drinking tea with lemon.

Last night I bought a 12 pack of diet Mountain Dew so my grandson could get $5 off a rides armband at the state fair tomorrow - just have to bring an empty can of that exact type.
Drank one can. Couldn't stop drinking that crap, drank 4 cans.
Woke up in the middle of the night with really bad foot cramps.
A little research seems to indicate the aspartame is likely the culprit.
Won't drink that crap again.

And yes, to whoever said it up thread - Stevia - without any other crap mixed in with it - is the way to go.
Also gotta say I never met anyone who excused eating a doughnut because they drank diet soda. Personally, soda with sugar or that corn shit (which is what they really should call it) makes my mouth feel gummy and sticky and I hate the sweetness.
That commercial that implies HFCS is just some adorable sweetener that oozes gently from fields of rustling natural corn (snerk) is disgusting. Yeah, your body can tell the difference. The only thing that HFCS has in common with sugar is that it has no nutrition.

So at my house - either soda with sugar or anything else without sugar or with Stevia. I'll take the safest route.

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