|Everybody knows that drinking Coke, Pepsi or a host of other sweet sodas are bad for your health and are certainly not good for a diet. But, what do you think about drinking diet sodas? One calorie shouldn’t hurt…should it? Take my advice, if you’re on a quick weight loss diet, stay away from diet soda. Don’t even allow it in your house!|
I hear a lot of people say that they are eating healthy, not eating that much, and are still unable to lose weight. And, when I ask them what they are drinking, they quite often say “diet soda”. That’s the wrong answer for someone trying to lose weight.
Quick Weight Loss Diets and Diet Soda
Four years ago, if someone had asked me that same question, my answer would have been the same…I was drinking lots of diet soda and I just couldn’t lose the 35 pounds that I was trying to lose. Here was the problem… There is nothing remotely DIETARY about drinking diet soda. In fact, there have been medical studies done that show that people who drink diet coke tend to be FATTER than those who drink their sugar-laden counterpart! The author of a study done at the University of Texas made the following statement: “What didn’t surprise us was that total soft drink use was linked to overweight and obesity. What was surprising was when we looked at people only drinking diet soft drinks, their risk of obesity was even higher.” “There was a 41 percent increase in risk of being overweight for every can or bottle of diet soft drink a person consumes each day,” the author said. Hard to believe isn’t it?
Why Is Diet Soda Worst for Dieters
Although not yet proved, scientists believe the answer has to do with artificial sweeteners. It’s believed that artificial sweeteners have a negative hormonal effect and increases the fat cells ability to store more fat. Also, immediately after consuming artificial sweeteners, the human body “craves” more sweeteners and carbohydrates. Basically, after consuming artificial sweeteners, you’ve “tricked” your body into thinking that you have consumed something sweet and therefore the body releases more insulin. Insulin increases your “cravings” and allows the fat cells to store more fat. Another reason scientists believe diet sodas are increasing our weight gain is that consumers who drink diet soda are “fooling” themselves that they can eat more of everything else because they have “saved” so many calories from the diet soda that they drank. The actual reason for weight gain from drinking diet soda is probably a combination of these two factors. I DO KNOW that 4 years ago, I was having a hard time losing weight on the Fat Loss 4 Idiots diet, but I was also consuming a lot of Diet Coke. When I finally gave up on the diet soda and turned instead to ice water and green coffee, I began to lose weight very quickly. I have now lost the 35 pounds of fat that I wanted to lose. Please share this Quick Weight Loss Diet article with your friends and family and help them kick the diet soda mistake.