Sales of Diet Coke are Fizzling

Sales of Diet Coke are Fizzling

In fact, the entire diet soda market contracted by 7% this year, compared to a more modest 2% decline in full calorie soft drink sales. This is wonderful news to everyone who has a stake in our health, and terrible … Continue reading

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Addicted to Diet Soda? 4 Stressipes to Help You Cut Back (or Cut it Out)

Addicted to Diet Soda? 4 Stressipes to Help You Cut Back (or Cut it Out)

This is a guest post by Elisa Zied, RD. It originally appeared on her blog. It’s been one year since I took my last sip of Diet Coke (you can read about why I gave it up on Fooducate). I gave … Continue reading

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Coke’s Work-it-Out-Calculator to Help Combat Obesity?

Coke’s Work-it-Out-Calculator to Help Combat Obesity?

Coca Cola UK has introduced an online tool to help people calculate how much exercise they need to offset the calories in their beverages. You’ll need a 30 minute walk to burn off the 139 calories in a can of … Continue reading

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Senior Coke Exec: We Don’t Believe in Empty Calories. We Believe in Hydration

Senior Coke Exec: We Don’t Believe in Empty Calories. We Believe in Hydration

Katie Bayne is an Atlanta mother of 2 children, and a busy executive. She is the President & General Manager, Sparkling Beverages, Coca-Cola North America. And she has some advice for us on how to fit Coke products into our lives. Bayne was … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. The regulation of how much we eat and drink is a constant battle for many of us.  Our brains and bodies use a combination of signals to indicate “fullness”: sensory … Continue reading

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Will a Daily Diet Coke Lead You to a Stroke?

Will a Daily Diet Coke Lead You to a Stroke?

Yesterday we talked about the potentially addictive properties of sugar and the extreme public policy measures suggested by some scientists to reduce America’s sugar consumption. One solution already exists – artificial sweeteners. To many a dieter, aspartame and friends are … Continue reading

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A Dietitian’s Story: My Diet Coke Detox

A Dietitian’s Story: My Diet Coke Detox

This blog post was inspired by a tweet from registered dietitian Elisa Zied (@elisazied), who several weeks ago began tweeting about her plan to stop drinking Diet Coke after years of addiction. The following is an interview with Elisa we … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Diet Coke and Coke Zero?

What’s the Difference Between Diet Coke and Coke Zero?

Have you ever wondered why Coca Cola has 2 diet colas that are almost identical out on the market? The answer is market segmentation. Ever since Diet Coke was introduced in 1984, it has been a girl brand, creating a … Continue reading

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Really Irritating Napkin [See Picture]

Really Irritating Napkin [See Picture]

Dear food and beverage brands, Instead of asking us to help you raise pennies for various health causes, how about making products that don’t make us sick in the first place? Thank you. Get Fooducated: iPhone App RSS Subscription or … Continue reading

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Fooducate’s TOP TEN Blog Posts in 2010

Fooducate’s TOP TEN Blog Posts in 2010

The year is ending, and we thought it would be interesting to see what our community has read the most in 2010. Here are our most popular posts from 10 up on to 1: 1862 – 2010: A Brief History … Continue reading

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