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Pop is not my friend, even if its diet

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I was sent away for 3 weeks for job training and I had to eat meals on the run, order fast food but still made the right choices so i thought. with my meals i waas getting diet coke or diet pepsi whatever diet pop the establishment had. 2weeks after starting my training i was bloated and tired i came home and went to the gym and weighed myself and i had gained all my weight back. so my last week of training i cut out the diet pop and went to dine-in restaurants where i could order a glass of water. I just got back so i haven't weighed myself yet, but i know I'm not bloated
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    Fast food in general will do that to you if you eat it often, even if you make the "smart" menu choices. Even the lower calorie options that most fast food places offer (which are usually not nearly as low in calories as one might think) are ridiculously high in sodium. Even if you kept under your caloric allotment, sodium can cause a lot of water retention, and FAST. The last time I had soy sauce, and only a few teaspoons of it with my sushi, I woke up the next day with my fingers all bloated. Ew.

    I'm not saying diet soda wasn't a culprit (I wish I could say it wasn't, as I am currently addicted to diet Sunkist!), but the sodium could also have played a pretty major role.

    Congrats on noticing the core of the problem and doing something to change it, though! Dine-in restaurants are generally better for you, if for no other reason than you can often request alterations to higher calorie dishes. Not to mention eating slower and enjoying yourself rather than spilling french fries all over the seat of your car. ;)
    4449 days ago
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