Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"diet soda may make you gain weight"

Stop where you are. Stay calm and, very slowly now, put down the can of diet soda. A study at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio has reached a stunning conclusion: Diet soft drinks don't help you lose weight — they may actually promote weight gain. Researchers analyzed 8 years of data on 1,550 people. Participants who drank one diet soda per day were 65 percent more likely to become overweight during the next 7 to 8 years and 41 percent more likely to become obese than non-diet-soda drinkers. "Some studies suggest that diet drinks stimulate appetite," says study coauthor SharonP. Fowler. One theory is that diet sodas tease taste buds with the promise of sugar but then don't deliver real sweetness, causing drinkers to look for the missed calories elsewhere. For a low-calorie alternative, brew some iced tea and add a spoonful of honey (about 25 calories). From Women's Health Magazine


Damn, there go my Diet Mountain Dews, right to my hips! It seems that I can't win for losing gaining. Wish they had tea in the vending machines at work........

4 comments:

cyberoutlaw said...

Geez...I've been drinking diet soda by the 2 liter bottle full for the last who knows how long, and I'm not sure I've gained anything. Not from the soda at least. Maybe from the Haagen Daz :)

yellowdoggranny said...

ha..and all you assholes were trying to make me drink diet dr.pepper..a pox on you ...hahahaha
my blood sugar was 102 the other morning...how cool is that..

Julie said...

I can't stand diet drinks anyway! I want real mt dew!!

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