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Offline Authur

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« on: September 18, 2011, 08:44:00 pm »
Hello everyone
Thought I would be polite and introduce myself. I am 25 and have always eaten a normal western diet, but have always since memory really enjoyed carbs, stuff happened in my life, and I just ate more and more carbs and just kept on putting on weight, and feeling really unhealthy. Medical problems started to raise their heads such as type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea if I did not change something quickly. Discovered ZC diet after stumbling upon it in goggle, tried and failed starting ZC a number of times. Started again with ZC about 2 days ago thought I had better change my life for the better.

One question I have is diet coke, its one of the only vices that I have, and I am wondering how it affects insulin and ketosis. I am not ready to give it up, but would like to know if it will interfere with ketosis in any perceivable way.

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 10:42:48 am »
Authur,
Anything with a sweet taste can cause an immediate and significant insulin reaction from the body.  This is something you want to avoid. 

I also found that for me, trying to continue to drink or eat sweet foods made kicking the carb habit almost impossible - even if they were non-calorie artifical sweetners.  As long as I was consuming them I'd go on carb binges.  I was only successful when I went cold turkey, and then it took several weeks for the carb cravings to subside.  Once they did I was good to go.  You need to understand that at one time I was drinking two 2 liter bottles of soda per day, and that was the minimum.  Sometimes much more.  If that isn't an addiction I don't know what is.

I've been soda free for about 7 years now.  Today my only beverage is water, no milk, tea, juice, soda, or coffee.  Just plain clear water.  I feel great and don't miss the soda one bit.  I also don't miss the 40" waistline that went with it!

Lex 

 

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