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Diet Coke

(69 Posts)
Newtobecomingamum Fri 26-Apr-13 00:13:03

I absolutely love diet coke and I tried my hardest to give it up when I found out I was pregnant. I have managed to cut down to one/two cans a day and try and buy the caffeine free diet coke (although this is hard as they don't usually have it in your local shop/petrol station etc and only sell the big bottles or multi-pack cans at supermarket. I try not to buy it from the supermarket as if I have bulk or a large bottle I drink it to quickly, where as buying the cans from the shop helps me to limit how much I have. I know it's terrible and bad for you. I feel so guilty when I have drunk some, I am truly addicted to the stuff. Does anyone have this or is addicted to diet coke in this way? I had it before I was pregnant, I think I got hooked during my uni days. It is like a drug and when I have it, I feel so much better and get a massive boost.

dexterpat Mon 29-Apr-13 23:12:59

I don't drink smoke eat healthy etc apart from I drink coke!! After ds1 & 2 I was 5 stone heavier than my ideal weight - I switched to diet coke and lost 5 stone in two years - I still drink 3 cans a day I work full time need caffeine etc - I've had 2 very healthy children while drinking it and hope this one is the same - every so often a fat lady ( who is slimming) at work likes to tell me I shouldn't drink it etc - I'm 20 weeks I've put on 4 lb I'm healthy it's not perfect but I'm fine about it!!! If you want it drink it!!

Fakebook Sun 28-Apr-13 14:23:56

Newtobcoming, I'm glad you've made a sensible decision. I believe you sometimes need small comforts to get through the worse parts of pregnancy. Hope you enjoy your can smile

Newtobecomingamum Sun 28-Apr-13 12:26:54

I've really enjoyed reading all the posts and I think there is such conflicting info out there. The way I see it is, I don't drink, smoke, eat over 5 portions of fruit and veg a day and eating all the other good recommended stuff for pregnancy, I'm fit and healthy, baby is fine and all my scans and MW appointments are all fine. What I'm going to plan to do is maybe reduce it to max 1 can a day and try really hard to make it 1 can every other day of I can. My blimmin sickness has returned at 35 weeks and I'm feeling awful : ( I suffered for the first 5 months and the diet coke really helped. Signing off to have a can, I deserve it when I'm feeling like this smile X

ppeatfruit Sun 28-Apr-13 12:17:57

Oh that's a shame shrow sad but vegans do eat wheat !

Piffpaffpoff Sun 28-Apr-13 11:48:45

I initially gave it up as I didn't like the idea of the artificial sweeteners - switched to full fat and fruit juice and then was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I then saw a whole specialist team once a fortnight and the nutritionist within that team said it was ok to have it so I went back to diet coke in moderation.

Ppeat Mines is related to a genetic disorder, unfortunately diet wont help, I even tried going vegan and then fresh vegan. No joy!

Glad your DP managed to though. smile

ppeatfruit Sun 28-Apr-13 08:10:12

Schrosaw DH cured his chronic fatigue after his doc. suggested giving up eating wheat see "Wheat Belly" by William Davis M.D. It's bleedin' amazing he's like new man grin.

cheekbyjowl Sat 27-Apr-13 23:57:23

newtobecoming This post is of no value, other to say i sympathize with your plight!

Fakebook Sat 27-Apr-13 20:09:34

Yes I've re-read your comment:

"Sometimes a bad taste can be caused by bad teeth which are caused by, you've guessed it! cxxe or too much sugar..."

I only have one thing to say to that: No shit Sherlock.

Blackholes <sips red bull and ponders> It tastes kind of err citrusy/fruity... At least I can kind of relate the taste to something else, with Coke I just don't have a clue what is going on! grin

Nelly Caffeine free diet coke sounds utterly fruitless. sad

nellyjelly Sat 27-Apr-13 18:37:31

You can get cafeinne free diet coke.

BlackholesAndRevelations Sat 27-Apr-13 18:34:08

Haha! schro, wtf does red bull taste like?! grin I've been dying for a diet coke since posting on this thread!

Jam Current guidelines are still 300mg, I was shocked when I learned that as I cut all caffeine out last pregnancy and slept pretty much constantly.

Brett It's at least better than coke? Coke scares me because I can't figure out what it tastes like... confused

jamtoast12 Sat 27-Apr-13 17:44:06

Not sure of current guidelines but 4 years ago I think you were allowed 300mg caffeine per day and a can has 40ml so as long as you are not overdoing coffee etc you'll be fine.

brettgirl2 Sat 27-Apr-13 17:25:26

sorry schro but I strongly disagree grin

It's worse but it tastes yummy. wink

ppeatfruit Sat 27-Apr-13 16:52:43

BTW Red Bull is worse than coke grin

ppeatfruit Sat 27-Apr-13 16:51:44

If you reread my post fake I said "sometimes" which I meant; I know there are many causes to having a bad taste in your mouth. I'm not quite sure why you 've picked on something I DIDN'T say to get upset about. hmm.

There is that. wink

In my defence though, I wouldn't be able to stay awake without it, I have a toddler and chronic fatigue and this pregnancy was unexpected. I am still well under the caffeine limit.

Teeth are definitely still lovely though! grin

Fakebook Sat 27-Apr-13 16:29:27

SchroSaw, at least it won't rot your teeth grin.

I am still drinking 2 cans of sugar free red bull a day. blush

Fakebook Sat 27-Apr-13 16:13:26

Yes it does rot your teeth, but bad taste is not always caused by this when you're PREGNANT, and telling pregnant women on here that sugar rots your teeth and causes bad dental hygiene is quite patronising.

Oh and yes, I do disagree with you. I disagree with the way you're preaching the bad effects of coke and trying to scare people. I've said it before, women are intelligent enough to make decisions for themselves. We know coke is bad for you, we know we should cut down. We don't need someone getting evangelical about it.

AbiElizabeth Sat 27-Apr-13 15:35:57

well this is all getting very bitchy and although it is entertaining to read can we not just agree that yes diet coke is not as good for you as water. Of course it isn't good for you. In a perfect world we would all drink water and ride around on unicorns without a care in the world.

Drink what you want to drink. Telling people horror stories isn't going to make much difference and is just going to make people turn against you.

end of rant.

ppeatfruit Sat 27-Apr-13 15:02:59

Oh dear You don't need to be a dentist to know that sugar rots your teeth google teeth and sugar.

But you are happy and I didn't say you were stupid, you said that, that's fine there's no need to get all shirty because I say something you disagree with, enjoy your lovely diet.

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