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Fitness and Training => General Fitness => Diet => Topic started by: superdude88 on October 25, 2010, 08:49:56 AM

Title: pop
Post by: superdude88 on October 25, 2010, 08:49:56 AM
how much pop should i drink in a week its a can of mtn dew
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Post by: Andy Keller on October 25, 2010, 08:57:18 AM
how much pop should i drink in a week its a can of mtn dew

Well honestly, since there is no true dietary benefit to drinking soda, the less you consume the better. Just like brownies and potato chips, some things just aren't really good for you at all...
Title: Re: pop
Post by: superdude88 on October 25, 2010, 08:59:16 AM
so your saying i shouldn't be drinking it at all ???
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Post by: Jordan Strybos on October 25, 2010, 08:59:23 AM
how much pop should i drink in a week its a can of mtn dew

I'll respond to your question with a challenge. Don't drink any pop for a month, or as long as you can.
This year is my freshman year in college, and I'm currently a month and a half into my own 'pop-free' journey.

Good luck ;)
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Post by: Andy Keller on October 25, 2010, 08:59:33 AM
so your saying i shouldn't be drinking it at all ???

Yes.
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Post by: superdude88 on October 25, 2010, 09:18:51 AM
I'll respond to your question with a challenge. Don't drink any pop for a month, or as long as you can.
This year is my freshman year in college, and I'm currently a month and a half into my own 'pop-free' journey.

Good luck ;)
all right i will give it a shot
Title: Re: pop
Post by: Steve Low on October 25, 2010, 09:29:50 AM
soda is garbage dont drink it
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Post by: Artisticflow87 on October 25, 2010, 11:50:26 AM
Exactly...^ Not ever drinking any soda is the smart thing to do...
Title: Re: pop
Post by: Tyler Whalen on October 25, 2010, 02:49:50 PM
Replace soda with water and you'll feel way better.
Title: Re: pop
Post by: superdude88 on October 25, 2010, 03:53:32 PM
ive replaced soda with orange juice
Title: Re: pop
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on October 25, 2010, 04:10:11 PM
I'm not sure what brand your drinking, but try to go straight for fresh fruit when you can.
Title: Re: pop
Post by: superdude88 on October 25, 2010, 04:17:32 PM
I'm not sure what brand your drinking, but try to go straight for fresh fruit when you can.
the brand is minute maid i didnt know it also depends on the brand but whats the best brand to drink
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Post by: Ryan Nicolai on October 25, 2010, 04:29:14 PM
Honestly, brand isn't important. Nutrition matters. I find that juices have preservatives, sugars, etc. that are unnecessary when I can eat an orange that IMO tastes much better. It's up to each person though, just keep your intake to a moderate level and you'll be fine.
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Post by: Artisticflow87 on October 25, 2010, 04:30:04 PM
Honestly, brand isn't important. Nutrition matter. I find that juices have preservatives, sugars, etc. that are unnecessary when I can eat an orange that IMO tastes much better.

This..
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Post by: Ryan Nicolai on October 25, 2010, 04:30:44 PM
Haha. Caught me in the middle of editing.
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Post by: hfksla on October 25, 2010, 04:32:46 PM
In moderation.
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Post by: hfksla on October 25, 2010, 04:33:30 PM
ive replaced soda with orange juice
Not much gain in this. Juices are also very sugary.
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Post by: superdude88 on October 25, 2010, 04:42:13 PM
well besides water what do you think i should drink substitute
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Post by: Chris Salvato on October 25, 2010, 07:18:36 PM
water with lemon?

It will take about 2-3 weeks for you to get used to it.  Just stay strong.
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Post by: John George 'JG' on October 25, 2010, 07:45:55 PM
Not much gain in this. Juices are also very sugary.

Not when its 100% juice.
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Post by: Kyle on October 25, 2010, 08:35:46 PM
Not when its 100% juice.

If your juice has no sugars in it, I call fraud. Fruits have sugar in them.
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Post by: Alec Furtado on October 25, 2010, 08:37:53 PM
Not when its 100% juice.
Still very sugary. An 8 oz Naked Juice can have 40-60 grams of sugar for the whole bottle. Just go ahead and shoot yourself if you get the larger bottles.
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Post by: hfksla on October 26, 2010, 02:37:22 AM
If your juice has no sugars in it, I call fraud. Fruits have sugar in them.
Exactly, also like I said. Everything is ok in moderation. Dont have a soda every week, maybe start with every 2 weeks, then every 3 weeks, then once a month, then only on occasions.
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Post by: Brian Dayton on October 26, 2010, 03:49:35 AM
Fruit juices have natural sugars, which are much healthier than anything in soda.  The problem with orange juice is that you can actually overdose on vitamin c.  Taking in more than 500 mg of vitamin c per day can cause diarrhea, gas, and stomach cramps at the very least.  It can also cause severe stomach cramps, nausea, and a higher risk for kidney stones.  An average glass of orange juice has more than 100 mg of vitamin c so you really should only drink one glass per day.
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Post by: Ryan Nicolai on October 26, 2010, 05:43:40 AM
Chris' lemon&water suggestion reminded me of something my Mom does. Instead of just a lemon though, add some orange and lime slices to a jug of water. It tastes awesome. Just be sure to toss the slices out after a few days.
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Post by: Chris Salvato on October 26, 2010, 06:53:13 AM
Fruit juices have natural sugars, which are much healthier than anything in soda.  The problem with orange juice is that you can actually overdose on vitamin c.  Taking in more than 500 mg of vitamin c per day can cause diarrhea, gas, and stomach cramps at the very least.  It can also cause severe stomach cramps, nausea, and a higher risk for kidney stones.  An average glass of orange juice has more than 100 mg of vitamin c so you really should only drink one glass per day.

That Vitamin C effect is not well documented to my knowledge.  While I am not a fan of Vitamin C megadosing, its only ill effect is that it suppresses oxidation.

Sugar in orange juice is not much healhier because it is natural.  It is still such that causes massive insulin spikes in the quantities found in juices.

Fruit juices are a treat, like soda.  While the chemical processes to break down orange juice are slightly different than for sucrose or HFCS, the effect on the body is near the same, especially at the quantities found in juice.
Title: Re: pop
Post by: Steve Low on October 26, 2010, 08:33:09 AM
Drink mostly water. Problem solved.
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Post by: Ryan Nicolai on October 26, 2010, 08:45:59 AM
Drink mostly water. Problem solved.

It might seem blunt Super, but Steven knows what he is talking about. It might be hard at first to give it up, but after a little while you won't even think about drinking soda. Most of our diet is habit, IMO.
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Post by: Kyle on October 26, 2010, 08:50:10 AM
If you do it for a while, you'd be surprised by just how much you'll begin to love water. I literally can't drink soda without my face scrunching up now. Outside of milk (SS), water is the only thing I drink.
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Post by: Alec Furtado on October 26, 2010, 10:01:45 AM
I actually had a Sierra-Mist for the first time in like several years... didn't even drink a fifth of the can. It just didn't appeal to me, and lemon-lime soda used to be my favorite.

Just saying, the hardest thing is the beginning. After a while, it's easy to stay away.

Same thing happened with me and candy. I highly prefer baby carrots (they are sweet!) and fruit over just about any candy. The artificial-chemical-ness is part of the issue for me and when I go back to try candy, it's just bleh.
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Post by: hfksla on October 26, 2010, 11:40:33 AM
Drink mostly water. Problem solved.
And milk
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Post by: Jordan Strybos on October 26, 2010, 03:44:24 PM
And milk

But wUt iF IM laCToSe iNToLerAnT?!?!?  :-Sarcasm

Haha, but seriously, not only do you see the improvements when you eat/drink healthier, but you also feel better physically (at least this has been the case for me). You will find that you feel more energized and well throughout the day :D
Title: Re: pop
Post by: superdude88 on October 26, 2010, 06:53:10 PM
what about 100 percent juice
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Post by: Ryan Nicolai on October 26, 2010, 07:02:03 PM
It's really not worth it. Make a glass of fresh-squeezed juice and get a glass of juice from a bottle, IMO fresh squeezed will always win in that fight. You might as well just eat the fruit anyways.

Eat fresh fruit, drink water and milk((if your body can handle it)).
Title: Re: pop
Post by: Chris Salvato on October 26, 2010, 07:45:22 PM
what about 100 percent juice


Sugar in orange juice is not much healhier because it is natural.  It is still such that causes massive insulin spikes in the quantities found in juices.

Fruit juices are a treat, like soda.  While the chemical processes to break down orange juice are slightly different than for sucrose or HFCS, the effect on the body is near the same, especially at the quantities found in juice.
Title: Re: pop
Post by: Chris [.5gibbon] Stevenson! on October 27, 2010, 09:35:39 AM
i havn't had pop in probably 5 or 6 years and i don't ever feel like drinking it.  you can do it
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Post by: Steve Low on October 27, 2010, 08:27:14 PM
Drink mostly water. Problem solved.