Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Registered User ajb316's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 28
    Stats: 5'9", 165 lbs
    Posts: 384
    Rep Power: 41
    ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) ajb316 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit ajb316's BodySpace
    ajb316 is offline

    Do diet soda's cause water retention

    Just wondered...

    Am currently bulking so not a massive problem at the moment but does anyone know if the artificial flavours/chemicals & acids etc. in drink like diet coke, pepsi max, diet dr pepper etc. lead to water retention?

    I must confess I have a severe addiction to pepsi max, was drinking around 2litres per day but have since curbed this addiciton slightly, only drinking it at weekends (so 5 days per week clean).

    I have read about the concept of drink water to lose water but does this apply to diet drinks or drinks with sweetners such as splenda, aspartame etc.

    Reps for useful info...
    My Big 4 Lifts:

    Squat: 140kg x 5
    Bench: 110kg x 3
    Deadlift: 180kg x 2
    Military Press: 70kg x 2
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User spicyprice's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Location: San Diego, California, United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'6", 145 lbs
    Posts: 7,728
    Rep Power: 30929
    spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spicyprice has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit spicyprice's BodySpace
    spicyprice is offline
    I have heard/read so many times that soda/caffeine doesnt cause dehydration (which for me results in third spacing/water retention.) But, in MY experience, drinking primarily diet soda makes me SO dehydrated.... to the point that I get choked because my throat is so dry... and makes my fingers/face swell just a bit. Not sure what the cause is, but to me its the dehydration that comes from the diuresis from caffeine.
    What's Spicy Trainign For?? LIFE MOTHER F-ER!
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=155227363
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User KingCrimson's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
    Age: 29
    Stats: 5'10", 148 lbs
    Posts: 182
    Rep Power: 131
    KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) KingCrimson has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit KingCrimson's BodySpace
    KingCrimson is offline
    Hard to say really because there are lots of different diet drinks out there that have tons of different chemical ingredients in them, some which may cause water retention. I probably drink about 2 liters of aspartame diet soda per day and I haven't noticed any issues with water retention although Splenda might be different.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    BRB - Gettin' shredded FemmeFatale28's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
    Age: 33
    Stats: 5'4"
    Posts: 2,152
    Rep Power: 3782
    FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) FemmeFatale28 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit FemmeFatale28's BodySpace
    FemmeFatale28 is offline
    Pepsi MAX is awwweesommmeee Im taking a break from Diet dr Pepper and picked up a 12 pack of Max I drink it like no ones business and havent noticed any water retention. I scoped out a place today that sells diet cream soda.. that will be next weeks guilty pleasure. I like the Pepsi Max though cuz the high caffeine content and ginseng.
    First prep starting 7 July 2014. 17w prep.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User noethix's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Age: 29
    Posts: 117
    Rep Power: 12
    noethix is a name known to all. (+5000) noethix is a name known to all. (+5000) noethix is a name known to all. (+5000) noethix is a name known to all. (+5000) noethix is a name known to all. (+5000) noethix is a name known to all. (+5000) noethix is a name known to all. (+5000) noethix is a name known to all. (+5000) noethix is a name known to all. (+5000) noethix is a name known to all. (+5000) noethix is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit noethix's BodySpace
    noethix is offline
    Diet pepsi ingredients = water, carbonated -water-. :/
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User BookMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Sacramento, California, United States
    Age: 33
    Stats: 5'7", 174 lbs
    Posts: 5,161
    Rep Power: 5050
    BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BookMonkey has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit BookMonkey's BodySpace
    BookMonkey is offline
    Well, from what I was told in my college nutrition class, soda is pretty much neutral. It is not a dehydrater or a hydrater. It sort of cancels itself out on the whole playing field of hydration. The basic description my professor gave was that if water is a hydrater and alcohol is a dehydrater, soda is right in the middle.

    I don't know how accurate that is for specific sodas though.
    Short term Goal: To cut back before bulking like a demon.
    Mid term Goal: To find myself.
    Long term Goal: To get what's mine.

    67 lbs in 9 years and still counting... (started at 100lbs)

    It's a hater's job to hate. So let them hate...
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    dustinh6719's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Posts: 10,734
    Rep Power: 188589
    dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dustinh6719 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit dustinh6719's BodySpace
    dustinh6719 is offline
    Originally Posted by FemmeFatale28 View Post
    Pepsi MAX is awwweesommmeee Im taking a break from Diet dr Pepper and picked up a 12 pack of Max I drink it like no ones business and havent noticed any water retention. I scoped out a place today that sells diet cream soda.. that will be next weeks guilty pleasure. I like the Pepsi Max though cuz the high caffeine content and ginseng.
    I would kill to find some diet cream soda. Before i started eating healthy i drank it like it was goin' outta style
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Does Swole V2 cause water retention?
    By Applejuice in forum Supplements
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-10-2005, 04:17 PM
  2. Does creatine cause water retention?
    By PC2100only in forum Supplements
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-23-2005, 09:32 AM
  3. How does creatine cause water retention?
    By krustster in forum Supplements
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-20-2004, 09:10 AM
  4. does creatine cause water retention and bloating?
    By AnabolicPhyscho in forum Supplements
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-25-2004, 10:36 PM
  5. does glutamine cause water retention??
    By Bill22 in forum Supplements
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-11-2003, 08:27 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout