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Dieting? Why you should ditch diet soda.

I'm not convinced but here is the link to the full article:

Americans are drinking lots of diet sodas — regular consumers average 27 ounces, or slightly more than 2 cans, daily, according to research — and gobble up more artificial sweeteners in cookies, yogurt and other products, obesity rates have soared .
In fact, two recent studies found that being a diet soda junkie could actually put you at a greater risk of weight gain . Normal weight people who drank 3 servings or more of diet soda a day — at least 21 weekly servings — were at almost double the risk for becoming overweight or obese after seven to eight years compared to people who skipped diet drinks.


Asked by tasches at 12:41 PM on Oct. 14, 2010 in Health

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Answers (11)
  • who the hell drinks 21 pops a week?!

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:42 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Any soda is bad soda to me, diet or not.

    Answer by Misteh at 12:43 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • If you want to lose weight, you have to ditch the soda. I don't think soda companies should be allowed to put the word "diet" on their products. Artificial sweeteners have definitely been found to have adverse effects.

    Answer by Erin814 at 12:44 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Drop the soda... they try to convince you that diet is healthier but in reality, its not. Diet may not have the sugar or calories of regular soda, but it’s FULL of other health-draining chemicals, like caffeine, artificial sweeteners, sodium and phosphoric acid. When consuming artificial sweeteners, you think that its better for your diet but inturn it is NOT! Artificial sweeteners actually are proven to make you eat more. Good Luck!

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 12:47 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I prolly drink more than 21 pops a week...

    Not diet though, regular old Coke

    Answer by Gremlyn1980 at 12:44 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • 27 ounces is almost 3 and half cups.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 12:44 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I am on my second week of no pop at all! I was a diet soda addict!!! Read is a real eyeopener!!!

    Answer by mommy2karsyn at 12:56 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Then what r u suppose to drink other than water??? Is unsweetened tea better for u?

    Answer by ahsweetness at 1:00 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Yes!! Water, tea, 100% juice...

    Answer by mommy2karsyn at 1:04 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Chewing gum and diet drinks both have phenylalanine.

    I'm highly allergic to that sweetener( though its a natural one ) where a half a cup of diet soda would set me off on a migraine for a day or two! I had no idea it was the sodas, and chewing gums that were the issue til I figured it out.

    I sure miss chewing gum......almost ALL brands have that in their products.

    Water is best actually.

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 1:37 PM on Oct. 14, 2010