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Bad response to Coke Zero?

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Created July 19, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I've been paleo for several weeks, and LOVE that all my ice cream/ cookie/ pie etc cravings are gone. I am on the VLC version for now as I have some business clothes I've got to get back into for an upcoming conference. The weight is just falling off and I'm so happy eating eggs, meat, and green leafy veggies. As a dissertation-writing graduate student, I still have a few 'bad' things in my diet. The biggy is Equal. I have about 4 oz of coffee each morning with a splash of half and half and 2 packets of equal. I probably drink 2-3 liters of water a day, but occasionally have diet coke or diet pepsi at a restaurant.

So here's the question: today I had a can of Coke Zero around lunch time. I normally don't eat lunch, just breakfast and dinner and I'm fine. But this coke zero messed me up! My heart was racing like a hummingbird was trapped in my chest. I was jumpy and felt like breathing was difficult.

Any ideas? I've had some artificial sweetner and caffiene in the diet, but is there something unique about Coke Zero? I average 5-10 g carb a day, if that has anything to do with it.

Thanks!!! Jane

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on July 21, 2012
at 12:16 AM

Are you really going to contest that the chemicals is Coke Zero are not recognized as "poison" by the human body? Huh. Interesting.

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on July 20, 2012
at 12:38 PM

You do realise that Coke Zero then falls under that same definition of a poison, right?

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on July 20, 2012
at 11:20 AM

Water doesn't "usually kill, injure, or impair". It isn't destructive (unless you're talking about a tsunami). Sure, if you abuse it to the extreme it could kill you, but that hardly falls under the definition of USUALLY kills... etc.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 20, 2012
at 11:01 AM

By that definition, water is poison. Calling everything a poison is a disservice and does nothing but to spread misinformation.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 20, 2012
at 11:00 AM

Gotta love scare mongering websites... or not.

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on July 20, 2012
at 07:30 AM

From Merriam Webster POISON a: a substance that through its chemical action usually kills, injures, or impairs an organism b (1): something destructive or harmful (2): an object of aversion or abhorrence Yeah, it injures or impairs. It's destructive or harmful. I'd say it qualifies as a poison.

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on July 20, 2012
at 07:29 AM

From Merriam Webster POISON a: a substance that through its chemical action usually kills, injures, or impairs an organism b (1): something destructive or harmful (2): an object of aversion or abhorrence Yeah, it injures or impairs. It's destructive or harmful. I'd say it qualifies as a poison.

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on July 20, 2012
at 03:03 AM

Ii wouldnt go so far as calling mercola reputable.

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Gosh, I would like to print out that link and then hang the article on the next vending machine/soda cooler I see.

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

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on July 19, 2012
at 11:34 PM

That's cool, I can definitely appreciate your budgetary concerns. Honestly, for me, cutting the half and half and just looking at raw honey (do you have a farmer's market?) helped me with not feeling like I'm "going without." Another thing currently helps me, but would also have to be factored with a budget, is that I buy a better quality coffee that isn't so bitter (I'm sugar-free right now). It evens out since I don't need to buy cream or sugar. Just a thought. Best of luck to you and good luck with your dissertation.

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on July 19, 2012
at 11:27 PM

Thanks for the response; the reason for the half and half and equal is that I am a VERY POOR graduate student who went through a nasty divorce and was stuck with a very high car payment. I literally am waiting until next Tuesday when I get paid to buy more food. What's in the kitchen has to last. I am trying to reorganize things so that I can 'invest' in some luxuries like honey and cream. I am definitely going to ditch the equal though, and drink unsweet coffee for now! Thank you :)

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Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

on July 19, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Well, I'm not going to chastise ya, but to answer your question - Coke Zero is nothing but nasty chemicals. The following link has a pretty good breakdown: http://www.dyediet.com/2011/03/07/soft-drinks/coca-cola-zero-diet-and-classic/

Your body pretty much was responding to a "poison." Aspartame is nasty business. I do have to wonder why you still use Equal and not just invest in raw honey instead? And a splash of heavy organic cream, ala Mark Sisson?

Otherwise you seem to be doing very well, but I would just consider walking away from aspartame and other poisonous chemicals.

D98ac6cd66eef65c88f5aa48425aef0a

(35)

on July 19, 2012
at 11:27 PM

Thanks for the response; the reason for the half and half and equal is that I am a VERY POOR graduate student who went through a nasty divorce and was stuck with a very high car payment. I literally am waiting until next Tuesday when I get paid to buy more food. What's in the kitchen has to last. I am trying to reorganize things so that I can 'invest' in some luxuries like honey and cream. I am definitely going to ditch the equal though, and drink unsweet coffee for now! Thank you :)

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

(1098)

on July 19, 2012
at 11:34 PM

That's cool, I can definitely appreciate your budgetary concerns. Honestly, for me, cutting the half and half and just looking at raw honey (do you have a farmer's market?) helped me with not feeling like I'm "going without." Another thing currently helps me, but would also have to be factored with a budget, is that I buy a better quality coffee that isn't so bitter (I'm sugar-free right now). It evens out since I don't need to buy cream or sugar. Just a thought. Best of luck to you and good luck with your dissertation.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on July 20, 2012
at 11:00 AM

Gotta love scare mongering websites... or not.

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

(1098)

on July 21, 2012
at 12:16 AM

Are you really going to contest that the chemicals is Coke Zero are not recognized as "poison" by the human body? Huh. Interesting.

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Gosh, I would like to print out that link and then hang the article on the next vending machine/soda cooler I see.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:02 AM

A fluke perhaps? I'm always skeptical when folks observe something and then grasp at anything to attribute it to. Coke Zero isn't good for you, but it's hardly poison.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 20, 2012
at 12:38 PM

You do realise that Coke Zero then falls under that same definition of a poison, right?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on July 20, 2012
at 11:01 AM

By that definition, water is poison. Calling everything a poison is a disservice and does nothing but to spread misinformation.

Medium avatar

(3024)

on July 20, 2012
at 07:29 AM

From Merriam Webster POISON a: a substance that through its chemical action usually kills, injures, or impairs an organism b (1): something destructive or harmful (2): an object of aversion or abhorrence Yeah, it injures or impairs. It's destructive or harmful. I'd say it qualifies as a poison.

Medium avatar

(3024)

on July 20, 2012
at 11:20 AM

Water doesn't "usually kill, injure, or impair". It isn't destructive (unless you're talking about a tsunami). Sure, if you abuse it to the extreme it could kill you, but that hardly falls under the definition of USUALLY kills... etc.

Medium avatar

(3024)

on July 20, 2012
at 07:30 AM

From Merriam Webster POISON a: a substance that through its chemical action usually kills, injures, or impairs an organism b (1): something destructive or harmful (2): an object of aversion or abhorrence Yeah, it injures or impairs. It's destructive or harmful. I'd say it qualifies as a poison.

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on July 19, 2012
at 11:34 PM

Don't be fooled by artificial sweeteners just because major companies promote them in their products (sometimes even claiming to be healthy).

Take a look at this article by a very reputable health professional, he provides a lot of evidence and information on the sweetener you're finding in your occasional beverages.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspartame-most-dangerous-substance-added-to-food.aspx

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on July 20, 2012
at 03:03 AM

Ii wouldnt go so far as calling mercola reputable.

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03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

on July 20, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Sounds like the caffeine.

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on July 19, 2012
at 11:16 PM

Well my idea is that you stay away from all Aspartame!

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