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Does Coke Zero Affect Ketosis

Diet Soda And Ketosis

Diet Soda And Ketosis

To be in ketosis, a state in which your body relies on its own fat, instead of carbohydrates, you need to follow a very low-carbohydrate diet. Ketogenic diets have been used for decades to manage epilepsy and promote fat loss. Ketosis is not dangerous, unlike ketoacidosis, a life-threatening medical condition that can affect uncontrolled type 1 diabetics, but you should consult your doctor before starting your ketogenic diet to ensure that it is safe for you. High-carb drinks, such as regular sodas, fruit punches and juices, can all put you out of ketosis, but diet sodas are compatible with a ketogenic diet. Video of the Day A carbohydrate intake below 50 g is required to induce a state of ketosis. Carbohydrates are dominant in the standard American diet, averaging between 200 and over 300 g of carbs a day. Carbs are not only found in sugary foods and drinks, such as sodas, candies and desserts, but also in starchy foods, such as bread, rice, pasta, crackers, pizzas and potatoes. For example, a single can of regular soda contains about 40 g of carbohydrates and could easily compromise your ketogenic diet. Diet Sodas and Ketosis Diet sodas are completely free of carbohydrates and get their sweet taste from sugar substitutes. Substituting your regular soda for a diet soda can help you decrease your carb intake enough to reach the carb range that will help you remain in ketosis. However, you should still carefully track your daily carb intake to stay below 50 g a day if you want your ketogenic diet to be effective. Ketone sticks that you can find at the drugstore can also help you determine whether your diet is effective at keeping you in a ketosis state. Diet sodas are a good option to satisfy your sweet tooth without adding too many carbohydrates, but there are plenty of Continue reading >>

Keto Diet Alcohol Rules: What To Drink, What To Avoid

Keto Diet Alcohol Rules: What To Drink, What To Avoid

Boy, doesn’t that bottle of wine above look like it’s ominously laying in a casket? Alcohol is infamously known as the fourth macronutrient. If you enjoy a drink or two but aren’t sure if that fits into the keto diet alcohol guidelines, let’s shed some light on the keto diet alcohol rules so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for your goals. Let’s not sugar coat this: When you drink alcohol, your body is getting the signal that there is a toxic substance present. It will then send all it’s resources to the liver to process the toxin as quickly as possible, taking resources from other processes, one of which, is fat oxidation (re: ketone production). This means drinking alcohol slows ketone production. It’s true that partying looks a little different when you’re keto. Some people consider it (or rationalize it) that it’s their cheat meal. There are some legitimate concerns when it comes to consuming alcohol on a ketogenic diet. Here are some of the biggest things to keep in mind before reaching for your next drink. Keto Diet Alcohol Rules: What to Avoid and Why Let’s first acknowledge that not all alcoholic drinks are created equal. Of course, alcohol (ethanol) the molecule itself, is always the same. Yeast acts on a sugar compound to make both carbon dioxide and the alcohol. But the type of sugar compound used and the type of drink mixture is what determines how your body uses the alcohol. For example, let’s look at beer. It’s made from barley, hops, yeast, and water. Barley is the main ingredient broken down to the sugar maltose, which is what the yeast acts on. Beer is a dangerous drink for those going keto because the process leaves it rich in carbohydrates, which can stop or slow ketosis. In the same vein, some other drinks Continue reading >>

Diet Soda On A Keto Diet

Diet Soda On A Keto Diet

Throughout the years, I have gotten so many questions regarding diet soda on a Keto diet. Is it okay to drink since it’s 0 grams of carbohydrates (thanks to sugar alcohols and sweeteners)? The short answer is… it depends. Some people can drink diet sodas all day long, lose weight and feel great. I wish I were one of these people. Personally, I find that I can indulge every so often and be symptom free, but it comes with risks. I just have to be extremely careful and mindful of my intake. So what are the draw backs, you say? Stalls in weight loss When people tell me that they are following the Keto diet properly by tracking macros and are still unable to lose weight, one of my first suggestions will always be to cut out diet sodas. These have infamously caused stalls in the low carb community for years. Triggers insulin response Despite most sweeteners being carbohydrate-free, these sweet beverages can still cause an insulin response in the body. One of the foundations of the Keto diet is to keep our blood sugar levels as stable as possible. Constant elevated insulin levels can correlate with weight gain. Did you know that sugar substitutes and sweeteners are usually much sweeter than sugar itself? That seems crazy to me! Increased cravings for sweets This is probably the biggest kicker for me. When I do have diet soda on a low carb, Keto diet, I almost always want to finish an entire 2 litre bottle. For me, this stems backs to my old days of being helplessly addicted to Coca Cola. The sheer quantity of what I used to consume is dangerous and disgusting. This may even attribute to eating disorders like BED (binge eating disorder). Questionable long-term effects of sugar substitutes The verdict on sweeteners long-term — no one really knows. Some people claim that ar Continue reading >>

If You Drink Diet Soda, Does It Kick You Out Of Ketosis? : General Low-carb : Active Low-carber Forums

If You Drink Diet Soda, Does It Kick You Out Of Ketosis? : General Low-carb : Active Low-carber Forums

Just wondering how many it does and doesn't. :) It's my opinion that people use this excuse to try and explain why they can't keep from indulging in sugar-packed soft drinks. I drank diet Coke 3-4 times a day during induction and never got "kicked out of ketosis". i am not sure if it will ever really 'kick you out', just stall your weight loss... i also drink diet soda and coffee w/ caffeine as well as tea sometimes trick for me is to just drink the equal amount of water I definitely get knocked out of ketosis when I drink diet soda or anything that tastes sweet. I think it's a YMMV thing. I drink lots of caffeine-free Diet Coke, and it has never affected me. I do try to remember to drink lots of water too, I am a BIG believer in water, and call tell the difference in how I feel when I don't drink enough. I went through stressful week and started drinking a few diet cokes again...and it seems like im back on the weight loss track! I also drink a lot of water. Maybe its the caffeine as a diuretic. oh well its working! i'm undesided - i drink loads of water now (more than i ever did, but I do have at least 2 sodas a day. I can't really say I can think it has effected me either way. I don't think it kicks you out of ketosis, not enough carbs. what it does to me, instaed, which is maybe even worse, is it makes me crave sugars and carbs, and I end up in a bad mood until i snap and binge... I don't know... I drink about 20 oz of diet soda a day, I do not use keto strips. For me low carb is all about the weight loss and especially how I feel. If I am losing weight and feeling great I don't care what color a stick is. ;) just my opinion on how I do my plan. I drink diet coke (with caffeine) every day. It has never knocked me out of ketosis or stalled my weight loss. I am a die Continue reading >>

Will Diet Coke Or Coke Zero Effect In A Low Carb Diet?

Will Diet Coke Or Coke Zero Effect In A Low Carb Diet?

Answered Jan 19, 2017 Author has 3.3k answers and 1.3m answer views One of the biggest studies to come down recently on diet soda was done in my state by the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. About 750 people were measured for diet soda intake and abdominal obesity. There was a remarkable correlation between intake of diet soda and abdominal obesity. So, it begs the question of what is it about diet soda that makes you fat. The link is what Dr. Sher says, diet soda causes an insulin response. If you think about it, this makes perfect sense. Sugary foods tend to hit the system quickly, so the body needs to predict rises in blood sugar and release insulin. Apparently what happens is that certain sensors in the gut cant tell the difference between real sweet and fake sweet so even fake sweets trigger the release of hormones called incretins. The incretins then trigger the release of insulin. Since you eat low carb to try to lower insulin levels in the body anything that triggers the release of insulin will tend to counteract the benefits of a low carb diet. Diet soda wont knock you out of ketosis, but in the big scheme of things its not the best thing to be consuming, low carb or not. Answered Aug 24, 2016 Author has 195 answers and 139.3k answer views Great question. Recent studies have shown that diet sodas can still cause insulin spikes in your body. A big part of a low carb diet is to keep the insulin levels low, that way you burn your fat for energy, and you improve your long term insulin sensitivity. Diet sodas can definitely interfere with that. Of the artificial sweetener looked at, stevia seemed to have the least effect of glucose and insulin so that may be your best bet. But I would suggest switching to an unsweetened decaf herbal tea! Ki Continue reading >>

Coke Zero - Low Carb Friends

Coke Zero - Low Carb Friends

It's not recommended, but if you drink it, drink 1 and count it as 1 carb (as with all fake sweetners). I usually only have it on the weekends as a "treat" I drink it and it doesn't seem to affect my weight at all. If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul's vote. Location: Anywhere my imagination takes me I drink diet Coke or Pepsi every day (about 1 a day). It doesn't seem to impact my blood sugar or weight loss. That may change as time goes on, but for now it gets me through some days. I have heard some people say it throws them out of ketosis and stalls them, though. "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~ Oscar Wilde First goal: Onederland - reached Dec. 2012 Next goal: 180s (not been there in 15 years!) Final goal: 155 (within the healthy range for 5'7") Good to know.... sometimes I just "need" a pick me up and Coke Zero or Pepsi Max does it I drink way way way too many diet sodas!! But I haven't had any problems with losing. I have only been back on plan (after being off... a very long time) for a little over a month!! I like diet sunkist, diet rootbeer and if I can't have those then I will settle for diet coke or any diet soda. LOL!! My favorites are Diet Sunkist and Diet Rootbeer. It may slow my weight loss down though after a little while. I also have heard a lot of people say it slows down their weight loss or stalls them. You must do the thing you think you cannot do!! Start Date: Began losing 10/08. Working off last 20 lbs. As a dessert, especially at a restaurant when everyone else is eating pizza and I'm eating a big Greek salad, it can go a long way to making me feel normal and indulgent instead of deprived. And I still enjoy a diet dr pepper once or twice a week, I'd say. It hasn't seemed to be an issue fo Continue reading >>

Diet Soda On A Ketogenic Diet

Diet Soda On A Ketogenic Diet

You’re doing all the hard work and sticking to prepared meals. You’re in a social surrounding and your friends, family or people around are consuming Pepsi, Colas, Dr. Pepper. For one reason or another, you get the sudden urge to have some. What do you do? Of course, we’re not talking about the soda high in carbs and calories which come from sugar but is diet soda. These are plain useless and put you into glucose burning mode instantly. Who thinks that diet soda on a ketogenic diet is allowed? It can certainly aid your goal for losing fat, but the ingredients within are bound to have an impact on your body. We are going to see how impactful diet soda is in ketosis. But first, we must know exactly what is keto. What is Ketosis and Keto? The ketogenic diet is a diet used for years for treating epilepsy, managing a healthy weight, and naturally shifts your body into ketosis. Ketosis itself is a process in your body when fat is used to produce energy, rather than carbs. Ketosis isn’t harmful, unlike ketoacidosis, a medical condition that is life-threatening affecting uncontrolled type 1 diabetics. Hence, the ketogenic diet is often associated with low-carb diet, which in fact, is done to ‘force’ your body to use fat more maximally as an energy source. For what to eat see our LCHF foods for a ketogenic diet. Diet Soda and Insulin If you’re diabetic then usually you have more attention of consuming excess sugars and what foods are best for you. Some refuse to touch all soda or prefer to sweeten up with sweeteners such as aspartame or sucralose. Even though they have no calories, it is a man-made product and can have an impact on hormones and blood sugar. Although a complex process within the body, studies show a difference in gut hormones secretion when drinking Continue reading >>

The Ultimate Keto Alcohol Guide

The Ultimate Keto Alcohol Guide

Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet! Alcohol gets a bad rep, and is certainly one of the most abused substances in the world. It can become a serious problem when it interferes with your personal/social life and well-being. To enjoy it we need to exercise moderation and self-control. If you like having a couple of beers, shots or glasses of wine to relax or have a good time on weekends, you’re in good shape! But throw a low carb diet into the mix, and you may find yourself struggling with the quantity of alcohol you’re drinking. People on a keto or low carb diet notice their tolerances significantly drop. And when you realize your favorite drink contains more than 30 grams of carbs in a small serving, you may consider giving alcohol up. Before you give it up, use our Ultimate Keto Alcohol Guide to help navigate your way through your local bar and become a keto connoisseur. How and Why Alcohol Affects Us “…alcohol molecules slow down signals from the brain for actions such as walking and talking” Alcohol is actually the fourth macronutrient, providing our body with 7 calories per gram. If you aren’t familiar with macronutrients, you can read more about macronutrients here. Since alcohol is not needed for survival and is considered toxic to humans, it’s ignored under this umbrella of essential macronutrients. When we ingest alcohol (in the form of ethanol), our body begins to work to metabolize it, or destroy/break it down to get energy. Since alcohol is toxic to our bodies, we begin to metabolize it as soon as possible. The tipsy feeling we get is the alcohol being metabolized. Since alcohol molecules are water and fat soluble, they’re able to pass through and be delivered to pretty much all parts of our body, most importantly, our brain and liver. About 98% of th Continue reading >>

Can I Drink Diet Coke During Ketogenic Diet?

Can I Drink Diet Coke During Ketogenic Diet?

Answered Jul 10, 2017 Author has 128 answers and 148.3k answer views The body produces insulin thinking that sugar has been consumed. Maintaining steady insulin levels is the key to fast weight loss as insulin is anabolic and flips the body into fat storage mode,the last thing you might have wanted. However, diet coke had a useful role in me getting into ketosis in the first place. In the initial stages of entering into ketosis,the biggest challenge one faces is to curb sugar cravings.Diet pepsi/coke zero provides the cheapest way to get over those withdrawal symptoms without reversing all the progress made in entering ketosis. So,it kind of works like this.Diet pepsi isnt great for health and would reduce the fat burning effects of keto diet.But on the other hand when used well it will help you get into ketosis to reap larger benefits:) P.S:Always keep in mind that one of the major targets of keto diet is to get rid of sugar cravings completely . Therefore withdraw diet Pepsi from your diet as you progress along. Ill first respond to this question through the lens of the impact on blood sugar and insulin, which is the primary concern while in ketosis. The affect of Aspartame (the primary sweetener in most diet sodas) on blood sugar and insulin levels in humans is not definitive, but is likely very small. Therefore, a diet coke is not likely to kick you out of ketosis nor trigger much of an insulin response. Notwithstanding the interaction with blood sugar, diet coke is far from healthy. The displacement of healthier drinks (such as mineral water) is a downside of drinking diet soda. Also, the sweetness may lead to further cravings, causing one to reach for more sweetened products. In addition, the phosphoric acid in diet coke is damaging to tooth enamel. There are als Continue reading >>

Are Diet Sodas Good For A Low-carb Diet?

Are Diet Sodas Good For A Low-carb Diet?

Deciding if diet sodas are good for a low-carb diet depends on your definition of "good." Low-carb diets work by tricking your body into assuming a physiological state that naturally burns fat at an increased speed. The body can easily withdraw from this fragile state if you eat too many carbs. Although diet sodas can be friendly to a typical low-carb diet plan, they aren't necessarily your best choice for good health. Low-Carb Diet Basics Low-carbohydrate diets work on the concept of ketosis. In ketosis, your body shifts from burning carbohydrates as its prime source of energy to burning the energy stored in your body fat. This can produce dramatic weight loss in a relatively short time. One disadvantage of these diets is that it's easy to kick the body out of ketosis by taking in even small amounts of carbohydrates -- especially in the early stages of the diet. Diet Soda Basics In response to a growing American awareness of health and weight loss, soda manufacturers expanded their capitalization by offering a zero-calorie way to continue drinking soda. Most diet sodas are sweetened with zero-calorie, zero-carbohydrate artificial sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame. Because these sweeteners contain no carbohydrates, they are generally okay for consumption from the standpoint of not interfering with the physiology behind low-carb diets. Caffeine Caffeinated diet sodas have an additional weight loss benefit. The caffeine is a mild stimulant, which can cause you to burn more calories throughout the day -- an ingredient behind the benefits of some weight-loss teas and diet pills. Although calorie count is not as important a factor in low-carb diets, this can still make a noticeable difference on your bathroom scale. Expert Insight Dr. Walter Willett of the Harvard Scho Continue reading >>

The Ketogenic Diet And Alcohol

The Ketogenic Diet And Alcohol

Having a social life on a ketogenic diet is something that many find hard to do. There are carbs pretty much everywhere you look, and that’s especially the case when you’re in a bar. Cutting out all the beer and wine is a great start, but sticking with hard liquor is usually the best choice. Even though hard liquor is made from natural sugars, grains, potatoes, and fruits – during the fermentation and distillation process that sugar is converted into ethyl alcohol. Drinking liquor can in fact deepen your level of ketosis, but will slow weight loss down. Ingestion of alcohol has effects on liver metabolism, in which more ketones are produced as you drink more. When your liver is taking care of the alcohol you drink, it’s being converted to a triglyceride which can also positively affect the production of ketones. Be aware that many people experience a heightened level of being drunk and at a quicker rate than usual. While that may be a great thing for some, you need to be careful – especially if you’re driving. Do not drink and drive. Be very careful when on a ketogenic diet and consuming alcohol. There are plenty of people that also experience worse hangover while on a ketogenic diet, so make sure you stay hydrated. The typical advice is to drink 1 glass of water per 1 shot (or glass) of alcohol you drink. Below you’ll find short and quick versions of everything you can drink. Scroll down the page to read a more in-depth explanation on each low-carb alcohol and what you should commonly avoid. Here’s a short list on what you can drink when you want to consume low-carb alcohol. Try not to stray away too much from the suggested list, but if you want more options scroll down and you’ll see a much more comprehensive list (including brands and carb counts)! Continue reading >>

Complete Guide To Keto Drinks & Beverages

Complete Guide To Keto Drinks & Beverages

Complete Guide to Keto Drinks & Beverages Drinks tend to be the sneakiest sources of calories and sugar in our diets. Fruit juices (including freshly pressed juice), sodas, and even your favorite specialty coffee drink are all filled with so much sugar that they increase your likelihood of gaining fat while making it difficult for your body to get into ketosis. With all of the confusing marketing terms like low-carb, low-sugar, natural, etc. it is hard to tell what drinks are actually keto-friendly and what drinks are just made to capitalize off of current market trends. For this reason, we decided to put together a definitive guide to what drinks you can consume and what drinks you should avoid on the ketogenic diet. Regardless of what diet you are on, your primary beverages should be zero-calorie, simple drinks like water, coffee, tea, and sparkling water. Heres a simplified list of the many keto-friendly drink options you can choose from: Water. When in doubt, drink water. Dont like drinking plain water? Try using water enhancers, infusing it with herbs, or adding some lemon juice. Sparkling Water, Seltzer, and Club Soda. These are bubbly, zero calorie beverages that you can either drink plain or with some subtle fruity flavors. Coffee and Tea. Need a little energy boost or a hot beverage in the morning? Drink some tea or coffee. Just dont add any sugar or order any fancy sugar-ridden drinks at your local coffee shop. Diet Soda. Like soda, but without the sugar and the calories. Juice Alternatives. There are also some low-calorie and zero calorie drinks like Powerade Zero and Vitamin Water Zero that taste good and hydrate you without the extra sugar. Just make sure you read the labels of any tasty low-calorie drink you buy because they may have added sugars. Low-Car Continue reading >>

Healthy, Low-carb Keto Drinks That Will Keep You In Ketosis | Shape Magazine

Healthy, Low-carb Keto Drinks That Will Keep You In Ketosis | Shape Magazine

The ketogenic diet is all about quick weight loss. How does it do that? "Bydepleting carbohydrate stores and forcing the body to use ketones [compounds that are produced from fat versus sugar] for energy, so you burn additional fat," says Edwina Clark, R.D. Proof: One study found that the keto diet could actually burn 10 times more fat than other plans. But the keto diet doesn't come without sacrificespecifically in the carb category. When on it,75 percent of your daily calories should come from fat, 20 percent from protein, and just 5 percent from carbohydrates (that's less than 50g per day), says Clark. For comparison's sake, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories come from carbsso you're looking it a pretty significant carb depletion. With such a strict macronutrient breakdown , what you eat mattersand so does what you drink. Why? A lot of drinks contain carbs and sugars, and it's not just the obvious culprits. "Carbs are stored with water, so when they'redepleted from your diet, there's a loss of total body water," says Clark. "Plus, ketosis increases nitrogen production and urine output, which can lead to dehydration if not carefully managed." Obviously, hydration is always crucial, but trying to figure out what drinks qualify as low-carb can be tough. Here's your go-to guide for keto drinks that are more interesting than glass after glass (after glass) of water. Good news: You don't have to give up your coffee addiction on keto. Black coffee is your best bet to get your caffeine fix without any carbs. But adding full-fat milk (instead of skim milk) can help you meet the hefty fat intake required on keto. "Milk contains 12 grams of carbs per cup," says Clark, so make sure to watch how much you pour. And bulletpr Continue reading >>

Lighterlife | Topic

Lighterlife | Topic

Posted: 03/03/2011 12:36 By: TERI1979 I have one or two cans of Coke Zero per day. Hasn't done me any harm... Posted: 03/03/2011 09:36 By: J50 I can't say that I have been totally dedicated to be fair however I am only less than a stone from goal I dont want this post to make people think its ok to do something that's banned on total that's why I put it in the header so that if someone didnt want to read they didnt need to open just really fancied some cola and thought well what the hell if it doesnt take me out of ketosis, however what's ok for me may be not for someone else Posted: 02/03/2011 18:34 By: happyscotslady It inhibits Anti Dieuretic Hormone so yes, this would make you pass water but I think coffee also has this too and people always seem to include coffee in their daily intake so I'm sure it wouldn't do that much damage dehydration wise. I understand that its not within the guidelines of LL total but I think if you are going to bend the rules (and yes, its obviously better not to but hey, everyones human) then its best to do so in an educated way and Coke zero wont affect ketosis so its really not the end of the world and a much better alterantive to other drinks apart from water...When you think about it actually, I should imagine coffee and tea are only allowed because for alot of people, this diet would be very difficult without those little pickmeups. Coke zero is relatively new to the market and in reality will have no worse effect (from what I am aware of) on ketosis than tea or coffe. Having said that, there is still the contenscious boundaries issue... Sorry to ramble, not sure if any of that was useful (!) but I actually quite like this thread HappyScottsLady, you have done really well on your journey so far, I can only hope for your dedication!! Continue reading >>

How Do I Know If Coke Zero Kicks Me Out Of Keto?

How Do I Know If Coke Zero Kicks Me Out Of Keto?

How do I know if Coke Zero kicks me out of keto? How would I know? (I can't taste anything metallic and my pee is never frothy btw) How long do you reckon it'll take until it shows up on ketostix? Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general - Mark Rippetoe For my job working with the USFS in Montana I must: be able to carry felled trees, lift boulders, ruck 70# puncheon planks, haul tools over 10 miles along with personal gear, and beat down the camp-invading brown bear. Kidding! But I do want to be able to run full speed while chasing a bear with a can of pepper spray, screaming obscenities with a hand-rolled cigarette in my mouth. I always feel tired and sluggish on keto lol. I always feel tired and sluggish on keto lol. Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general - Mark Rippetoe For my job working with the USFS in Montana I must: be able to carry felled trees, lift boulders, ruck 70# puncheon planks, haul tools over 10 miles along with personal gear, and beat down the camp-invading brown bear. Kidding! But I do want to be able to run full speed while chasing a bear with a can of pepper spray, screaming obscenities with a hand-rolled cigarette in my mouth. Keto isn't for everyone. I believe Lyle McDonald basically says something to the effect of (paraphrasing here) "If you feel great on a "balanced" diet and feel awful on Keto, then Keto's not for you." I personally feel fine on both, and have used Keto to break plateaus. Is there a specific reason you've switched to Keto? How long have you been doing it and feeling tired/sluggish? Some ppl take up to three weeks or longer to adapt to ketosis... this period can be extended if you have enough carbs to fuel the brain's glucose needs but not enough to r Continue reading >>

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