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Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Andykopgod, May 30, 2020.

  1. Andykopgod

    Andykopgod Type 2 · Member

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    Hi everyone, im 3 weeks in, diagnosed type 2, im doing good, diet is under control, learning to drink plenty of water. But would just like to know, diet cola's, pepsi max, coke zero, are they defo off the menu? In strict moderation i was thinking, just to look forward to a rare treat. If not guys thats cool, im liking flavoured water, makes a nice change.
     
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    Perminder1 · Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking sane thing loved pepsi max bot too much before t2 diagnosis March 20
     
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  3. Andykopgod

    Andykopgod Type 2 · Member

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    I loved my full fat coke and pepsi, think thats what did me in the end, terrible drinks, but im hoping the odd glass of diet coke will be ok, fingers crossed
     
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    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max do not have carbs in them but do have sweeteners, some find these diet drinks do not affect their sugar levels at all, some find the sweeteners do have an effect.
    Personally they do not affect my sugar levels, but you would need to test to find out whether the sweeteners affect your sugar levels.
     
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  5. Andykopgod

    Andykopgod Type 2 · Member

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    Cheers. I had half glass of pepsi max with my salad and my sugars went to 6.9, so yeah its about finding out whats good and bad for my sugar levels, something im getting more aware of. To be honest since not having full fat coke iv felt loads better, more energy, better sleep, certainly wont be touching that stuff again. Thanks.
     
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    Agree any sugar makes me feel sick since I dropped it in March 30... now might try a can of Pepsi max as a treat for old times sake ....then again
     
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    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Obviously don't touch the sugar cola again, but generally pepsi max and coke zero don't raise my levels at all, and I'm talking about drinking litres of the stuff at a time. I'm not saying you should do that, but as far as sugar levels go, they contain no sugar, and should certainly be safe in moderation. Good luck with it: the actual 'rules' are easy enough- if it contains carbs, avoid it. The more carbs, the worse it is.
     
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    I can certainly relate. I used to drink several Cokes a day. I now drink Coke Zero and Diet DP. They don't raise my blood sugar, but I still plan to cut back on them.
     
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    I only drink Pepsi Max or Coke Zero and have done for decades! Enjoy!!
     
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