Is Diet Soda Bad for Trying to Lose Weight?

When trying to cut out what has caused those nasty fat gains, you might be quick to jump to beverages that you drink. One big culprit for where most find their empty calories going to would be soda, there is no denying that. Soda companies have done all that they can to try and make soda more appealing to a more health-conscious generation and there have been hits and misses. It isn’t really surprising that people think they are doing themselves a favor, once they substitute regular soda for the diet option, can you blame them? If you think about it, it sounds like a great trade, you get the same soda taste, without the extra calories that are associated with it. What findings are showing is that diet soda that you are about to have at lunch could be holding back your weight loss progress.

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As it turns out, the attitude that you feel from missing out on those soda calories could easily be put back right into an extra snack. Let me put it this way, let’s say that Karen is drinking diet soda in the morning. At first, she feels very proud of herself because she is already getting a jumpstart on her diet, way to go, Karen. Here is where trouble starts, at lunch, Karen has been drinking diet soda all day and figures that she deserves a reward. Skipping out on her normal lunch of tuna, Karen decides that she has deserved a candy bar. I mean, after all, it is just one candy bar and she has drank diet soda all day, so she should be good, right?

Wrong, that little candy bar just offset all of the work and dedication that it took Karen to drink those diet sodas all day. Yes, you can end up overindulging more with drinking diet soda than you would with the regular carbonated beverage. I might be an exception to the rule but I actually enjoy diet soda, as it always helps me to trim down quickly. My stomach looks entirely different when I have cut out regular soda for a month, as compared to when I am only drinking diet. As you can plainly see, the way that you think is just as big of a part of diet success as anything else would be.

It seems that now, it isn’t the mental aspects of drinking diet soda that could come into play when wreaking havoc on your diet, it now looks that a special sweetener is under fire. Aspartame, the signature sweetener in most diet soda that is mainly responsible for delivering that signature taste is drawing the ire of some scientists who suggest that this ingredient is not as healthy as we have thought it to be. As someone who will occasionally have the urge to cut out some fat in their meals, I find diet soda to be an awesome choice. I don’t know if I will ever fully give up my addiction to soda but having the diet option, when I absolutely must lose weight is a nice security net for me. I’ll likely never switch over to drinking only water, no matter how much I tell myself that I should. Are you still going to maintain the need to get your diet soda fix?