Drop This One Thing From Your Diet—Drop 12 lbs This Year!

weightloss mythsBecause you’re reading this, I know that weight is one of your health concerns.

Most of us know that soda or pop or whatever you choose to call the carbonated cocktail containing terrible chemicals and belly-fattening high fructose corn syrup is one of the worst things we can drink.

People, however, do NOT know that “diet” drinks are really no better for your health. In fact they may even be much worse making people even fatter than drinking their non-diet equivalents!

The Study

An 8-year study by the University of Texas revealed this according to the author:

“What didn’t surprise us was that total soft drink use was linked to overweight and obesity,” Fowler tells WebMD. “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,” Fowler says.

One reason for this is because the artificial sweeteners cause an increase in the hormones that cause fat storing and also cause us to crave more sweets and refined carbs soon after drinking the “diet” drink. We just cannot fool our bodies by drinking these artificial sweeteners when our bodies “expect” us to be getting calories. Our bodies just don’t know how to equate that.

Another problem is the increase in “insulin response” as a result of your taste buds “sensing” that you have just had something very sweet. Increased insulin levels can and usually do increase our cravings which in turn causes the deposit of body fat.

Some even think that because they have taken in fewer calories by using “diet”drinks, they can now eat more.
All of these things contribute to the weight gain. If you really want to lose weight, soda of either type—regular or diet—should be eliminated altogether.

Alternatives

Need an alternative? I drink carbonated sparkling water with a squeeze of lime. (Learned this in Mexico actually.) If you prefer, you could also use lemon.

Another alternative is to add a little stevia, which is actually good for you, to your drinks such as iced tea.
Share this page with your friends who may believe erroneously that “diet” is better.

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