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Sugar free Red bull?

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I been drinking sugar free red bull for about 6 years and I am craving it everyday plus it gives me the boost to workout.  Since it has no added sugar can I have it as part of this Whole30 program?

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You already knew the answer.  Sorry.  ;)   

 

It is a chemical cocktail that you have to leave behind for 30 days.

 

In your spare time, look up brominated vegetable oils found in other diet/regular citrus flavored sodas and the effect it has on the thyroid.  It is a gut disruptor.  Bromine displaces iodine.   The combo of artificial sweetners and bromine are a double-edged sword. 

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You already knew the answer.  Sorry.  ;)   

 

It is a chemical cocktail that you have to leave behind for 30 days.

Can you explain further on the chemical cocktail , what ingredients in the sugar free red bull would disqualified it from the Whole30 program?

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Can you explain further on the chemical cocktail , what ingredients in the sugar free red bull would disqualified it from the Whole30 program?

 

Sugar substitutes like Aspartame are non-compliant. According to their website that's what's in there.

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Can you explain further on the chemical cocktail , what ingredients in the sugar free red bull would disqualified it from the Whole30 program?

 

Google energy drinks and their adverse health effects in children/teenagers and those who use them for pre/post workouts.  

 

For Whole 30.   No artificial sweetners or sugars so that's a TKO for diet sodas/energy drinks.

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The Aspartame & Acesulfame K make this off limits for your Whole30.

You might want to re-read the rules, and take a look at the sneaky sugars check list.

That habit of yours is not giving you your energy. It is causing your blood sugar to spike & dip & spike again making your brain CRAVE the buzz it gets from each hit. And worse, since you're not having actual sugar your brain is confused and craves even more...

Redbull is about as far removed from real food as we want you to be here. Ditch the faux sugars and let your body learn to burn fat for a much more sustained level of energy - and not just for your workouts. Your body will thank you for it.

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You already knew the answer.  Sorry.  ;)   

 

It is a chemical cocktail that you have to leave behind for 30 days.

 

In your spare time, look up brominated vegetable oils found in other diet/regular citrus flavored sodas and the effect it has on the thyroid.  It is a gut disruptor.  Bromine displaces iodine.   The combo of artificial sweetners and bromine are a two-edged sword. 

Wow Thank you !. I didnt know they added brominated vegetable oils since is not listed on the ingredients. Anyways I was diagnosed with thyroid 3 months ago, now I wonder if this has to do with drinking so many of these.  

 

I am very new to this,  only on my day 3 and I am struggling today. I had black coffee but still dont feel any energy and I want to go to the gym. 

Anyways thanks everyone for your patience and for your time replying, means alot. Btw I just want to list the ingredients from the  Sugar Free Red bull to bring awareness to the others and the forum

 

The ingredients on the sugar free red bull can are:

 

Carbonated water, Citric Acid, Taurine, Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium, Carbonate, Caffeine, Acesulfame K, Aspartame, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine HCL, Vitamin B12, Xanthan Gum, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colors

 

 

Wondering what they mean by "artificial flavors" or "colors". Sounds sketchy.

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Your body is going to need some time to adjust to the new way of eating. You may not want to go to the gym and don't be too hard on yourself if you don't, especially the first two weeks. After that you'll feel much better! Giving up the redbull will be worth it!

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Red Bull does not fit into the category of real food. During a Whole30, we ask you to eat foods that were available to your great, great grandmother. Your body will seriously appreciate the experience. 

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You mention that you have low energy - this is pretty normal to be honest.

 

Some feedback in order to help you get your energy back I suggest that you post a couple days worth of meals in the Troubleshooting area of the forum.  Then we can perhaps give you more insight and help rather than suggesting you drink more food like substances such as Red Bull.

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Ask yourself: Could I make a version of Red Bull myself at home? Could I get my hands on all of those ingredients? Would I even want to stock my pantry with most of those ingredients?  Hopefully the answer is no. Eat real food!  

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