Does Diet Soda Make You Fat? The Answer May Surprise You…

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If you care about your health, you may think that drinking diet soda is a healthier alternative to the “regular” version of soda pop, but you’re in for a big surprise…

Most soda lovers probably know by now that drinking soda pop isn’t so good for your health. The consumption of sugary drinks like soda pop has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health problems for many years now. Consuming great amounts of sugar (such as the amounts found in soda, which is largely composed of water and sugar – usually in the form of high-fructose corn syrup) is downright terrible for your health, and more and more people are becoming aware of this fact.

With this in mind, it may seem to make sense that switching to the “diet” version of your favorite soda pop would be better for your health. Millions of soda pop drinkers have done this over the past decade or two, but results haven’t been very promising…. Our nation continues to get fatter and more unhealthy, despite consuming more and more “light” and “diet” foods over the past 30 years.

Could it be that diet soda is not actually healthier for you?? In fact, evidence now shows that diet soda may actually make you gain MORE weight than non-diet drinks! This article reveals why:

Surprisingly, many people falsely believe that “diet” soda is in some way a good thing for losing body fat.  In fact, I hear people all the time proudly state that they “eat so healthy and only drink diet soda”.

So let’s set the record straight…

There is NOTHING even remotely healthy about drinking diet soda. In fact, I’ve even seen several studies that showed dedicated diet soda drinkers got even FATTER than their regular soda drinking counterparts.
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There are a lot of complicating factors as to why this occurs…

One reason is that the artificial sweeteners in diet sodas create a negative hormonal response in the body that increases fat storing hormone production and increases cravings for more sweets and refined carbohydrates in the time period after consuming the diet drink.

I’ve been reading more studies lately on the effects of artificial sweeteners and one thing that appears clear is that it’s not a good idea to try to “fool” your body….

With artificial sweeteners, your taste buds “sense” that you ingested something very sweet, and even though you might not have ingested sugar, your body follows with an insulin response.  As you know, higher insulin levels can increase cravings as well as triggering your body to deposit body fat….

Another reason for weight gain from drinking diet drinks is that people may subconsciously think that because they are drinking a diet soda, that gives them more leeway to eat more of everything else, hence consuming more calories overall.

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…The bottom line is that if you’re serious about your health and body, soda of any kind (and artificial sweeteners in anything for that matter!) should be avoided at all times, except for very rare occasions when you can’t avoid them.
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Please share this page with your friends and family to help them kick the diet soda habit!

For more tips, as well as some healthier alternatives to sodas, visit http://holistichealthwire.com/diet-soda.

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