MOTIVATION: ditch the diet soda.
We’re constantly looking for a magic substitute for all the things we “shouldn’t” eat. We switch out one thing for another thing that’s diet/low fat/zero calories/yadda yadda yadda. But when it comes down to it, there aren’t magic substitutes for all those “bad” things — just don’t eat them. That’s the brutal honest truth. Within that category, we find diet soda. Continue reading from the pros…
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Buying diet soda can take a toll on your grocery bill–and on your health. Find out the most major risks with this informative article from YouBeauty:
Chances are, you already know that diet soda is too good to be true. With that sweet taste and zero calories, something’s gotta give. And chances are, it’s your waistline and your health.
In fact, study after study shows that diet soda is likely failing you in its pounds-free promise and putting your health at risk at the same time.
Diet soda drinking correlates with both increased waist circumference and a heightened body mass index. What’s up? One possible explanation is that diet soda disrupts our ability to feel full. Scientists have found that, at least in rats, having something artificially sweetened before a meal leads to greater food consumption at chow time. In general, sweet tasting foods and drinks appear to increase our appetite.