I used to frequently drink carbonated water (the flavored kind available from many grocery stores).
As I am struggling with my weight, a friend told me that drinks like that are bad for your health because the carbonation expands your stomach and it takes more to make you feel full. A quick search of the Internet found lots of sites both for and against this idea. For the past two months I've substituted the waters for Gatorade and/or Crystal Light.
In that time I've actually gained 5 lbs. Now I know I have other unhealthy eating habits I need to control, bu I can't help but wonder if increasing my caloric intake from the 0-calorie waters to 130+ calorie bottles of Gatorafe had offset any benefits from the elimination of carbonation.
Can anybody help set me straight on this? I don't want to continue down this path if it's ultimately going to do more harm than good.View Thread