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The artificial sweetener in diet sodas increase belly fat and make you crave sweets.
I stopped drinking all sodas (I drank diet) and lost 5 lbs. in the first week (that is the only thing I changed!) and my enormous sweet tooth is now an occasional craving.

- Submitted by CHERISH89 9/30/2012 in Weight Loss | 5 Comments
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STRAWBERRYROAN1 10/7/2012 4:11:00 PM

    I, too, have stopped diet sodas for the most part. Maybe one every couple of weeks if I am out with friends or something. I used to have at least two Diet Dr. Pepper's a day. I immediately lost four or five pounds and kept it off and my belly isn't so puffy anymore. emoticon
AMKILGORE07 10/7/2012 10:13:00 AM

    Artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame are also bad for your digestive system. I have Crohn's Disease (which is a digestive disorder) and aspartame causes me a lot of pain........it's doing it to you too!! (Even if you can't feel it like I do!)
XENARUNNER 10/2/2012 1:35:00 PM

    RRCLUBB I stopped all diet soda in June and replaced it with carbonated water and a squirt of lemon (Perrier, San Pelligrino) and now I am transitioned to only pure , plain water with the occasion squirt of lemon. I too had headaches but I simply suffered through them. :( They lasted a couple of weeks and then they were gone.
RRCLUBB 10/1/2012 3:05:00 PM

    I absolutely love diet pop and sweetener in my tea. I like the 'carbonated' part the best. Any suggestions on what I can replace it with? Thank you! emoticon
CHERISH89 9/30/2012 12:26:00 AM

    Forgot: In addition to stopping the diet sodas I also stopped using all artificial sweeteners (splenda, sweet n low, etc).
Also, to fight those terrible caffeine headaches I drank unsweetened tea several times/day for the first couple of weeks.

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