Diet Soda: To Drink or Not to Drink?
PGX and Julia Havey Investigate: Soft Drinks
Regular soda versus diet soda. What do these drinks do to our bodies?
Every time I give a lecture about health and diets, I talk about how consuming soft drinks (or any sugary beverages) regularly can put up to 15 lbs on the human body in one year. Without fail at least one hand in the crowd goes up and someone asks “But what about drinking diet soda? Is that okay?”
In my humble opinion is that it’s not okay to have diet sodas. When people ask me about diet soda, I will always give them them the same advice to help them be healthier than ever. Your body is made of 75% water, not 75% pop, regular or diet! It's a slim chance that soft drinks will ever be part of the solution to optimal health.
Will diet sodas hinder weight loss? I think so. Will they make you gain more weight? Quite possibly! Science aside, I have plenty of anecdotes from readers who have shared how cutting out diet soft drinks have been a big part of their overall weight loss success.
Moving past the anecdotes, let's take a look at what the experts think about diet soda in the gulfnews.com article, "Diet soda likely to cause weight gain, experts warn."
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