Drinking diet soda is supposed to be help keep the pounds off, right? What if diet soda was actually keeping you from losing weight? Two investigators at Purdue University who use rats and two studies that followed soda drinkers over time are sparking the debate. More research is currently being conducted and nothing so far has been conclusive. Despite the fact that we don’t have the facts just yet doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try to work towards making our diet aspartame-free.
A healthy diet consists of eating natural, non-processed foods. (You knew this though). Although we are fully aware of what we should put in our bodies, it is still incredibly enticing to see the words “zero calories.” Try substituting tea and/or water for diet soda.
Start to slowly remove diet soda from your routine. Even if the research doesn’t eventually turn out to be true, at least you’ll be drinking healthier, which will lead to weight loss in the long run.
George Guerin is a personal trainer whose client list includes some of New York’s best toned bodies. His website is www.pptswellness.com