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Do Diet Sodas Make You Gain Weight?

Surely we don’t have to ask the question “Do diet sodas make you gain weight?” How often do we see an advert for a diet coke, diet pepsi, diet soda and it makes the claim ‘no sugar, no calories’ and you think, great this will help a long way towards my diet regime.  I can have as many diet drinks as I want and I won’t put on any weight.  There’s no calories in diet drinks so no calories means no weight, doesn’t it?

Think again

If your diet drink says no calories, then the sweetness that it has to have, to make it pallatable to you, will likely be artificial.  Now here’s the rub.  Are artificial sweeteners safe to consume, especially if consumed in quite high quantities?  If you are drinking diet sodas day in and day out and eating foods that have sweeteners added to them by the food manufacturers, will you have side effects? Continue reading Do Diet Sodas Make You Gain Weight?