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Originally posted by daluniverse
why cant i flag my own thread
Originally posted by hadriana
It's really some nasty, nasty stuff.
Used to work @ a startup that was so busy and we'd all drink the diet mt dew one after another - no one got any sleep, lol, and the owners just kept us stocked in the fridge rather than hiring more help. It was brutal. I never did get skinny either. lol
Anyway, I went to go on Atkins diet and had to stop the caffeine. By then I was working for the govt again and the pace was a lot more laid back, so I decided to decaffeinate myself first, before the diet.
Anyway, the caffeine withdrawal was nothing compared to the aspertame withdrawal. I was SO sick. I felt like I had the flu for a month. I knew what it was though, because after about 4 days, I just started shaking - I used to work psych and I've SEEN DTs, and that's the kind of shakes I had. I pretty much ran to the soda machine and downed one and got to feeling better, and I knew something was crazy up. That's when I started researching aspartame.I knew the caffeine stuff was over, and since there was no calories or sugar in it, that couldn't have been a blood sugar thing. (Not that I have trouble with that.) It HAD to be the aspartame. I was sick as a DOG, and I had HORRIBLE RLS too. Like...torturous RLS. My skin would just crawl. Lasted a month.edit on 8-10-2010 by hadriana because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Trexter Ziam
In 1985 I started drinking diet coke (instead of tea) because of a job.
I gained weight like crazy.
By the Summer of 1986 (roughly 6-9 months of Diet Coke), I was in a different situation and switched from Diet Coke to Regular Coke. I lost 17 pounds in about a week's time!
I'm not sure if they used aspartame in the mid 80's in their Diet Coke. All I know is Diet Coke makes people gain weight.
I quit all sodas several years ago because - tooth enamel! It eats up tooth enamel.edit on 9/10/2010 by Trexter Ziam because: typo
Originally posted by Soldier of God
reply to post by daluniverse
I am a Diet Coke-aholic myself and you have convinced me to give the stuff up for a month and see what happens...
It's definitely addictive so we'll see... wish me luck.