Are Diet Drinks More Harmful Than Regular Sodas? | LIVESTRONG.COM
Diet Drinks and Weight Loss Diet sodas are low in calories. Instead of containing large amounts of sugar like regular sodas, they are made with artificial sweeteners, such as saccharin, aspartame or sucralose. Time Magazine reports that, ironically, consuming a lot of artificial sweeteners can actually make you gain weight, because it increases your desire for sweet foods and leads you to consume more calories overall. Researchers at the University of Texas found that people who drank diet soda were 41 percent more likely to be overweight.
I’m trying to get my weight down to a reasonable amount. It isn’t easy, I’m a TV eater, love my Coke-a-Cola, Ice Cream, Fried Chicken and Sonic Premium Hot Dogs. This past year I’ve gained a lot of weight. I’ve also started losing that weight.
I’m not happy with the progress but I am not up set by it. My wife on the other hand has been worried about my switch to Diet Coke – all those chemicals and stuff. As I blog this my Diet Coke is within arms reach and half gone. I came across the article above, the quote is just a small part of the article, but it isn’t the chemicals that worry me. I was hoping that a Diet Coke would help curb my enthusiasm and desire for sweets. Which I am not sure has really happened. I still want to drink the Diet Coke, but it never seems to hit the spot.
I still want to eat sweets, ice cream being the hardest to give up.
Anyone else? What are some the ways you’ve cut back on sweets? Are you trying to lose weight?