Artificial Sweeteners Sabotage Weight Loss

Artificial Sweetener in Diet - Weight LossContrary to popular belief, artificial sweeteners do not prevent weight gain nor help weight loss.  A study not only shows that using artificial sweeteners sabotages your weight loss, but could also make you gain more weight.

Data gathered from the 25-year long San Antonio Heart Study (2005) showed that drinking diet soft drinks increased the likelihood of serious weight gain – far more so than regular soda. On average, each diet soft drink the participants consumed daily increased their risk of becoming overweight by 65 percent within the next seven to eight years.  This also made them 41 percent more likely to become obese.

While reasons for this ironic finding are still being investigated, here are some possible reasons:

With this finding, I say whether or not you are trying to lose weight, don’t have diet sodas and don’t sweeten anything using artificial sweeteners.  For an enjoyable healthy option to soft drinks, mix 3/4 parts of naturally carbonated mineral water, such as Gerolsteiner, with 1/4 unsweetened whole fruit juice.

Decreasing your sugar consumption and especially artificial sweeteners, will not only help you with weight loss, but also your overall health.

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