How Diet Soda Actually Makes You Fat

Think that because diet sodas have low calories they help prevent weight gain? Think again! David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding of Men's Health wrote an article on the ugly truth about diet soda:

When confronted with the growing tide of calories from sweetened beverages, the first response is, “Why not just drink diet soda?” Well, for a few reasons:

Just because diet soda is low in calories doesn't mean it can't lead to weight gain.

It may have only 5 or fewer calories per serving, but emerging research suggests that consuming sugary-tasting beverages--even if they're artificially sweetened--may lead to a high preference for sweetness overall. That means sweeter (and more caloric) cereal, bread, dessert--everything.

Link | More on "The Dangers of Diet Soda" at Get Fit Slowly blog

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June 13, 2005 -- People who drink diet soft drinks don't lose weight. In fact, they gain weight, a new study shows.

The findings come from eight years of data collected by Sharon P. Fowler, MPH, and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Fowler reported the data at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego.
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The thing that so many people are ignorant to the fact that diet soda actually does NOT help you lose weight, is pure stupidity... It's been proven now, and on many Doctor related tv shows, and even my own doctor has said so. It's not about willpower, which obese people don't have much of btw, but it's about your bodies needs and what it will crave due to your body becoming confused.

I'm not going to post anything, but it would do some of you good to listen to what has already been proven as fact. It's the people that are ignorant to the facts that will remain fat the rest of their lives. So have fun.
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It's called willpower. Sure, if you like sweet things and you eat them, then yes, Diet Soda could make you fat. If you substitute a Diet Soda for a bag of M&Ms, then you will be skinnier-that's a fact.
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I know by trial and error, when I stop drinking diet soda I lose bloat after the first week. Whatever the reason, I also find I don't crave sweets or carbs as much. The truth is in the pudding.
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Well... until I see at least a SINGLE peer reviewed study showing that sugar, insulin, diet coke or whatever causes weight gain, as opposed to the widely accepted, scientifically sensible and proven "calories out < calories in = weight gain" then I will have to keep thinking you all are basically either trying to sell something, victims of terror management which if fair, and I really feel sad for you, or mixing in your personal dream of "sticking it to the man" with actual scientific studies.


calories in calories out = weight gain

insulin can't make the body store energy as fat, if there IS NO SURPLUS energy...

I mean.. for people swinging around stuff like "experts" and "google is your friend" etc. you should at least freggin have read some basic stuff on clinical nutrition, basic micro anatomy etc. it is all pretty basic and simple and it'll save you from making a complete ass of yourself.

now say it with me:

insulin can only make the body story energy that is actually there as fat, not non-existant energy.

tastebuds doesn't control hormone release, at least not this hormone, ingestion does.

nature doesn't INTEND stuff, nature doesn't give a fuck

your body can't SCREAM for carbs, and even if it could, you could just ignore it.

ffs... go read books instead of watching televangelists and piss poor new age "healers"
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