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Should You Be Drinking Fizzy Drinks On The Keto Diet?

More and more people are catching on to how effective the Keto Diet can actually be for them. Due to this, we have noticed a bunch of questions on forums, social media, and on keto based social bookmarking sites about what you can and can’t have on the diet.

Without a doubt, the main one that we keep seeing posted is about fizzy drinks on the keto diet. In the west, brands like Coke and Pepsi literally spend millions each year to essentially get people to build habits around drinking their products.

As the Keto diet is based around cutting out all carbohydrates, the full sugar regular drinks like Coke Cola are not permitted on the diet but that said, the majority of the diet variants of the drinks are. That said, you should not drink more than two cans per day of the diet variant while on keto as you risk falling out of ketosis.

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On the flip side of this though, some popular drinks brands out there actually use sweeteners that are able to kick some people out of ketosis. It is all down to your own body and how it deals with the artificial sugars. After a little research, it would seem that both Aspartame and Acesulfame K are the least likely sweeteners to knock your body out of ketosis.

That said, on the flip side of this, both of these sweeteners are the regular ones used in diet fizzy drinks in Europe but in North America, the FDA regulations allow for a whole bunch of other artificial sweeteners to be used. We would recommend that you always read the lable of your drink before drinking.

On top of this, different countries usually have a slightly different recipe for popular drinks. For example, a Diet Coke from Europe could be fine for ketosis but a Diet Coke from the USA may kick you out.



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If possible, try to switch your fizzy drink habit over to drinking either a high-quality tea or a high-quality coffee as both as totally fine on Keto provided that you don’t add any sugar to them. If your goal for going on the keto diet is to drop weight then the caffeine in tea and coffee can actually help assist you with your weightloss anyway.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gimbals And Mountain Biking!

Due to the increasing demand for gimbals by people of all walks of life, because of the stress free attribute which allows you to document your experiences, shoot stable vides and capture great moments most especially on adventures like mountain biking. There is increase in gimbal users every day and with it a higher demand and lots of questions by new users and old users alike. I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about gimbals and mountain biking and tried to offer answers to such questions, these are some of the frequently asked questions:


  • What gimbal should I get on my mountain biking trip? This is one of the most frequently asked questions about gimbals and mountain biking. In choosing a gimbal to buy for your mountain biking trip, there are certain things you should consider; the battery life, payload, portability, features and the cost. As regards the battery life, the Shayon Crane 2 is the best option for you because it offers 18hours of battery life on a full charge, this will last long on your mountain biking trip. The Zhiyun Crane plus gets a high point on the portability side because it is very lightweight.
  • What do I do when my gimbal stabilizer is vibrating on my trip: When this happens, check and adjust the balance of your camera’s center of mass, the pitch axis, height roll and yaw axes. There is a big probability that your camera is not well placed on the pitch, so go ahead and readjust it, then you are good to go.
  • What do I do when my stabilizer is tilting from left to right and then turning off: This happens when your gimbal is not well oriented, remove your camera and then reorient the gimbal before reattaching your camera?
  • Can I hold a gimbal stabilizer in my hand? Yes you can, there are gimbals specifically designed to be handheld, most smartphone gimbals are handheld. There are ranges you can pick from according to your need: Neewer NN-2AG200, Hohem handheld smartphone gimbal,Zhiyun smooth 4 handheld smartphone gimbal are some of the handheld gimbals available to mention a few.
  • Can I by a wearable gimbal and attaches a stick later to use? Most gimbals can be attached to a tripod, so when you shop for your gimbal, buy one that has the space for it to be attached to a tripod so you can make use of a tripod later. Some gimbals that can be attached to a tripod include Zhiyun Smooth 3 smartphone gimbal, Hohem handheld smartphone gimbal, Zhiyun smooth 4 handheld gimbal to mention a few on the market.
  • What if my stabilizer is not level with the horizon? This happens when you accelerometer is not well calibrated, to solve this, go ahead and recalibrate your accelerometer.
  • Can I connect my gimbal to a PC? Yes, you can always connect your gimbal with a PC, all you have to do is download compatible software from the brand of your gimbal, follow the instructions to set up and you are good to go.