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The Truth About Diet Coke

Diet Coke

 

I drank 3 cans of Diet Coke and 3 bottles of Diet Snapple per day when I was in my mid-twenties.  Diet Coke is delicious- it’s crisp and sweet and refreshing all at the same time.  It goes great with coffee, even.  These drinks have no calories so I thought I was in the clear.  My friend, Shannon, accosted me one day when she saw me throwing down can after can.  “They’ll rot your teeth and there are all sorts of other bad chemicals in there that will upset your stomach.”  While not entirely scientific, Shannon scared me and was right.

I stopped drinking ‘diet’ drinks with fake sugar and no calories.  I felt better and lost 5 pounds within a few weeks.  The science is all up in the air, but once I stopped tricking my body with fake sugars, I saw an immediate response in my waistline.

I now love sparkling water- it satisfies my craving for crisp.  East some fruit- a couple cherries, some blueberries or a fuji apple-  if you have a sweet craving.

I cheat with one can every now and again (every two weeks or so) and that’s ok.

Below are two articles that go into the science

http://www.youbeauty.com/nutrition/research/artificial-sweeteners-weight-gain

http://www.learnvest.com/knowledge-center/no-more-diet-soda-why-your-body-and-your-budget-will-thank-you/

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