After years of being a Diet Coke addict, I already suspected this ... but here's some interesting info.
Skip the Diet Soda
Get ready to ditch your soda habit. Iím kicking Diet Coke ó it takes time, and Iím down to five a week from a high of 12, but itís worth it.
Hereís why: Recent research has shown that artificial sweeteners in soda may interfere with your bodyís ability to estimate how many calories youíve ingested, so you eat more than you need.
In a new rat study, animals that ate fake sugar consumed more calories overall and gained weight, compared to those that didnít eat artificially sweetened treats.
This is just one study, but itís enough to make me want to kick the can habit. Need more convincing? For every diet soda you sip daily, your risk of becoming overweight can rise by 37 percent, according to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. health.yahoo.com/experts/healthieryou/371/
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