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Diet Soda Makes You Fat

hot-flash-menopotDiet soda makes you fat? Really? I grew up on diet sodas and loved that it was calorie-free but no mention that it made us fat!

A  study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found

  1. Diet sodas raised the risk of diabetes  more than sugar-sweetened sodas!
  2. Women who drank one 12-ounce diet soda had a 33 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes and women who drank one 20-ounce soda had a 66 percent increased risk.
  3. Women who drank diet sodas drank twice as much as those who drank sugar- sweetened sodas because artificial sweeteners are more addictive and are hundreds to thousands of times sweeter than regular sugar.

Here is a simple explanation of how diet sodas make us fatter

  • Artificial sweeteners are many times sweeter than regular sugar activating our desire for more sweetness (and more calories)
  • The sweetness can trigger an insulin response. Insulin is the fat storage hormone, which lays down more belly fat.
  • It makes you hungrier and crave even more sugar and starchy carbohydrates like bread and pasta.

 I recommend my clients quit their diet sodas before they start the 5 Day Sugar Cleanse and many of them never go back to the habit. It is addictive.

The next 5 DAY SUGAR CLEANSE begins Monday March 4. To register, email me at email@drkarenwolfe.org or CLICK HERE

 

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