From Amanda Lynn, Age 16 - 01/19/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey I have a question......I am addicted to Diet Pepsi. But I want to loose weight and it is iportant. Well I drink at least 2 pops a day if not more and I can have a lot more. It is a phycological thing in my mind to where it calms me down. It is kinda odd I know and I know it is also all in my head, but is the pop good for loosing weight since it is Diet or is it still bad for me?Please help?*~*Amanda*~*
Reply from kathryn, Age 17 - 01/20/05  - IP#:
You know when "they" do those studies "they" never give a specific amount. So saying that drinking a diet soda will give you cancer is like saying that if you EVER leave the house you are gonna get skin cancer, even on a cloudy day. Seriously, the amount of aspartame you would need to consume to even have a change of getting cancer (becuase of the aspartame) would be, well basically drinking nothing but diet soda every day for the rest of your life. Be warned, Scientists seem to enjoy scaring the public.
Reply from Joe, Age 19 - 01/19/05  - IP#:
Diet contains aspartame which has now been accepted by the majority of medical bodies to be carcinogenic.. So if you want cancer, keep drinking that crap!
Reply from Hayley, Age 15 - 01/19/05  - IP#:
soda makes you retain water so you might be losing weight but it wouldn't show on the scale
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Reply from kathryn, Age 17 - 01/19/05  - IP#:
diet is better for you, but soda is still bad. But i know how you feel, im not addicted to soda, but i hate water. Just try and do something else that relaxes you. I know its hard, but soda will not help you loose weight, infact in will hinder you.