I used to be a big diet soda drinker. Since starting Paleo, I've cut out all drinks except for water, decaf tea, the (very infrequently) occasional small glass of whole fat milk (not pure Paleo, I know), and my flavored vice...SoBe Lifewater 0 calories.
The ingredients are (erythritol and stevia highlighted):
Filtered Water, Erythritol, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Xanthan Gum, Calcium Lactate, Potassium Citrate, REB A (Purevia Brand), Modified Food Starch, Cochineal Extract (Color), Vitamin E Acetate, Calcium Phosphate, Gum Arabic, Ginseng Extract, Dandelion Root Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Are there any major negatives to drinking one (at most two) 20oz bottles per day?
They don't make me hungry, and I take about an hour to sip one bottle. (Diet Coke and foods with artificial sugar alcohols definitely DID make me hungry.)
I also understand that stevia probably does not induce an insulin response: http://paleohacks.com/questions/1457/artificial-sweetners-is-stevia-primal#axzz1yEkcPXZU
The rest of my diet is 95% Paleo, and I can't help but have a drink in my hand throughout the day (usually water, but that gets boring).
Any advice is appreciated! (This is my first question on Paleohacks)