They have shrugged off all the bullshit and kept it real — which is a characteristic I admire and respect deeply. Diet Coke does not use a modified form of the Coca-Cola recipe, but instead an entirely different formula. What types of foods are staples at your house? Diet Coke with a Raspberry flavor. So when I hired this trainer and we sat down to talk about my goal, I told him I wanted to lose weight and do Crossfit.
In some countries—primarily in Eastern Europe —the product is labeled and sold under the name Pepsi Light. Diet Pepsi was originally introduced in the United States under the name Patio in Following a positive reception attributed to the shifting dietary habits and preferences among the Baby Boom Generation at the time, the drink was re-branded as Diet Pepsi the following year.
It became the first diet cola to be distributed on a national scale in the US. Distribution has since expanded to other countries around the world; though an alternate name is used in certain countries.
As of , Diet Pepsi represented a 5. In the same year, Diet Coke was recorded as having a 9. In December , an AP article reported that Diet Pepsi was changing its sweetener to sucralose ahead of a major rebranding of the soft drink set for January The new formulation was released marketwide on February 25, Additional variations of Diet Pepsi have been introduced over the years, wherein other flavors such as wild cherry, vanilla, lemon, and lime have been added to the cola.
A caffeine-free version of Diet Pepsi is also produced. The availability and brand identification of Diet Pepsi flavor variants varies by country. In the United States, Diet Pepsi is marketed as having zero calories, as FDA guidelines categorize products with fewer than five calories per serving to be labeled as containing "zero calories". Though Diet Pepsi is represented worldwide as a low- or no-calorie beverage, the ingredients comprising its makeup vary in some cases by the country of origin.
In the US, its ingredients are recorded as "carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate preserves freshness , caffeine, citric acid, natural flavor; phenylketonurics: The initial formulation of Diet Pepsi was sweetened with the artificial sweetener saccharin ,  although concerns over saccharin emerged in the s, prompting a shift to an alternative sweetener, aspartame , which was marketed as the brand NutraSweet, in When it was first introduced in , Diet Pepsi was packaged in glass bottles, and was also made available in can format.
The logo used in the packaging and advertisement of Diet Pepsi has changed multiple times since its original iteration. In October , PepsiCo announced it would be redesigning its logo and re-branding many of its products, including Diet Pepsi. In the case of Diet Pepsi, the logo consisted of the small "smile". The Classic Sweetener Blend variety was distinguished by its use of the wordmark along with the "smile" logo, and a light blue label background in contrast to the modern formulation's silver label.
By mid, packages of Classic Sweetener Blend dropped the wordmark, and began using the modernized wordmark instead. With the restoration of aspartame as the main sweetener in the regular version, the alternate label was dropped.
While it was initially advertised alongside Pepsi, Diet Pepsi began to be promoted independently in the late s. The musical jingle from this ad generated popular culture appeal to the extent that it was eventually recorded and played on the radio, and later became a Top 40 hit. Since its inception, musicians, professional athletes, actors and actresses have been featured prominently in the promotion of Diet Pepsi.
In , immediately following Super Bowl XIX , the game's respective quarterbacks, Joe Montana and Dan Marino , met in a hallway of what appeared to be a football stadium. Montana of the winning team, buys Marino a Diet Pepsi, and Marino promises to buy the drink the next time. In the late s, Michael J. Fox appeared in commercials for Diet Pepsi, including a memorable commercial that featured him making a robot clone of himself.
In that commercial, Fox's girlfriend played by Lori Loughlin shows up and accidentally hits Fox with the door, causing him to fall down a chute into the basement. The girlfriend takes the robot clone on a date and leaves the real Fox trapped. Cindy Crawford was also brought back in to introduce a new packaging design for Diet Pepsi, and again in to promote the revised slogan "Light, crisp, refreshing" with an ad which debuted during Super Bowl XXXIX. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Diet Pepsi The Diet Pepsi logo used from ; present. Retrieved May 18, Retrieved April 21, If so, how did they work for you compared with heavy barbell lifting? I had zero weightlifting experience before last year and most of my workouts in the past had consisted of running and bodyweight exercises. So when I hired this trainer and we sat down to talk about my goal, I told him I wanted to lose weight and do Crossfit.
At first, we did all kinds of exercises just to get me moving and to build some base strength, while learning good technique for those main lifts. At that time everyday was different, sometimes I would be doing tire flips and pushing sleds, other times would be Olympic lifts, and others would be pushing my limits with the major lifts. At that point I dropped Crossfit idea, stopped Olympic lifting for the most part, and started lifting heavy on the main lifts.
Both my weight loss and lifting progress started to increase pretty rapidly after I made this change. I still train the Olympic lifts occasionally, but it is more for fun and for a change of pace than anything. My wife is convinced now too.
She started lifting with me and has been amazed at the changes she is seeing. How important has your diet been in this process? Can you relate to us any alterations or difficulties you had this past year with your diet? Diet is THE most important part of the process.
Tracking macros is flexible because you can pretty much eat whatever you want as long as you hit your Protein, Carb, and Fat numbers. Learning that a carb is a carb was a big part of my success. Eating a huge lunch and dinner while dieting was so much more satisfying than eating three smaller meals. On top of that, I noticed that my energy levels were way up once I started practicing IF. The key is to focus on one day at a time. If you hit your macros 6 days out of the week you will probably get the results you are looking for.
The other challenge with consistency was not letting family and visitors derail your weekend. My worst days were always when we had visitors, because there are a lot more temptations in the form of restaurants, snacks, and desserts. I mean honestly, think about how hard it is to turn down that apple pie that your Grandma made from scratch because she knew it was your favorite. What types of foods are staples at your house? Has this new lifestyle affected your social life? If so, in what ways?
A normal meal at my house is some sort of grilled meat and veggies for dinner most nights and some form of leftovers for lunch most days. My wife and I used to never eat eggs, but now we eat eggs mixed with just about anything that is in the fridge daily. Broccoli and green beans are our go to veggies and salsa is a great low calorie item that any good Texan can add to a meal to give it some spice.
Luckily, Chipotle has a great nutrition calculator on their website that I can use to plan a burrito that fits neatly into my planned macros and satisfies that craving. If my sweet tooth ever gets really bad, I tend to reach for some fat free vanilla Greek yogurt which is easy to fit in my macros and usually does the trick.
I used to be a big beer drinker, but I cut it out of my diet when I first started and my tastes have just changed over time. My go to drink when tailgating at an Aggie football game nowadays is whiskey and Diet Coke. Lastly, what would you say to someone who is in the same position as you were last year? Any advice for someone just starting out? If you are afraid that by making time to workout and cook good meals you will have to sacrifice time with your loved ones, then invite them to join you.
Cooking a meal with your spouse or children is better quality time then sitting in front of the TV and working out with spouse can be a lot of fun.
Reach out to people that have had success, I guarantee they will go out of their way to help you. The internet makes it easy to learn everything you need to do to make these changes in your life. Above all have fun with it and get better everyday. Whether it is another 5 lbs. I would like to thank Mike for the awesome interview. He has promised to keep us updated with his future successes. If you have a question for Mike, please place it in the comments box, and I will see that he has a chance to respond.
The internet is a valuable resource of of great information but you need to plow through a lot crap to find it. The books were whatever was available in stores And nutrition was always a far second in these tomes. Nothing was available to help you determine what an individual needed to meet their goals. Everything was mainly about supplements I remember purchasing amino acids in many forms from GNC.
All of it was either over complicated training or grossly inadequate nutrition.