If calories are so important for weight loss, then why does diet cola make you fat?

"If losing weight were all about the calories, then consuming diet drinks would seem like a good idea. In fact, diet drinks may be even worse than regular sugar sweetened sodas!

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How does that happen?

  • Artificial sweeteners are hundreds to thousands of times sweeter than regular sugar activating our genetically programmed preference for sweet taste more than any other substance.

  • They trick your metabolism into thinking sugar is on its way. This causes your body to pump out insulin, the fat storage hormone, which lays down more belly fat.

  • It also confuses and slows your metabolism down, so you burn less calories every day.

  • It makes you hungrier and crave even more sugar and starchy carbs like bread and pasta.

  • In animal studies, the rats that consumed artificial sweeteners ate more, their metabolism slowed, and they put on 14 percent more body fat in just two weeks – EVEN eating less calories.

  • In population studies there was a 200 percent increased risk of obesity in diet soda drinkers."


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