In my opinion, no absolutely not.
Firstly I’ll make one thing clear, it’s my opinion.
Secondly, when I work with people’s diets I ensure they’re hitting sufficient calories, they get their protein, fibre etc. sorted. I’m not advocating diet coke as a diet!
All of us fitness people greatly differ on opinions but we all want the same thing at the end of the day.
To make loads of money… oh and to help people get in shape.
So, last week I finished at the gym and purchased a diet coke.
Because I’m trimming down right now,
So I’m on a calorie controlled diet and I fancied something cold and fizzy.
Another trainer mentioned:
“Why the Diet Coke?”
Obvious response was, “it contains less calories.”
We then took the conversation to Facebook Messenger so it didn’t look like we were bickering but I thought best to put an article up for everyone.
Let me set straight the differences.
Regular Coca Cola = A lot of sugar / Carbs
Diet Coke = Sweeteners / Aspartame
Right, so yeah you could argue ‘just drink water, both Coke options are bad for you’.
Cheers for the input but I wanted something cold and fizzy.
If my clients ask me what’s best for them I usually say have a Diet Coke…
Because they came through the door WANTING TO BE LESS FAT.
Some people say they want to be healthier, 10 minutes later in conversation it turns out THEY WANT TO BE LESS FAT.
Some say they want to feel better, 10 minutes into conversation it turns out they want to look good in a dress for their Sister’s wedding by WANTING TO BE LESS FAT.
I am a ‘Fat Loss & Strength Coach’
Not a health guru, or you’d be sprinkling Ginseng on your ‘erbal virgin vegan oats each morning.
So to clarify about what I do:
People pay me their hard earned money to create a caloric equation that puts them in a deficit.
More Exercise & Less Calories = Fat Loss
So why the fuck would I tell them they’d be better off with a full fat Coke?
That’s 126 calories, that would take around 13-15 minutes on a cross trainer to ‘burn off’.
What’s the point?
At the end of the day the studies behind sweeteners aren’t solid, nor have they been prevalent in our diets for long enough to make a solid conclusion.
BUT THE BEST BIT IS THIS.
People are saying “don’t drink diet drinks, they’re bad for you.”
Yet the majority of the British public get hammered on booze at the weekend, smoke socially and bang a few lines of cocaine up their nose before having unprotected sex.
Yet they’re pointing the fingers at sweeteners being unhealthy, give me a break.
Top tip: Drizzle that diet coke over a glass of ice for a more enjoyable experience