Let’s get something straight, weight gain and weight loss is determined by calorie balance (calories in vs calories out)
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A drink that contains zero calories cannot cause you to gain weight. It’s physiologically impossible.
There is no evidence that shows drinking diet drinks will result in fat gain.
Some studies have actually shown that sweeteners may even improve weight loss and long-term control of body weight.
How can this be?
Ever had a sweet tooth? Of course you have. Sometimes artificially sweetened foods, although unlikely to serve any nutritional benefit can eliminate sugar cravings.
If a zero calorie diet coke is the “go to” instead of a 250 calorie chocolate bar, it doesn’t require an expert to explain why this is going to make a difference to the waist line.
Diet Coke may help you lose weight….
I get asked all the time, what is a good substitute for a sweet tooth?
It is a common problem and anyone who says they don’t have a sweet tooth is lying! lol
If you’re like me just now and in a calorie deficit, it can suck. Eating less food always sucks so it is key to find things that are going to help curb your appetite or sweet tooth.
This is where diet coke might actually be of use in your weight loss journey.
A can of diet coke has zero calories in it. That’s fact and no way of disputing that. A Mars Bar has 260 calories.
When it comes to weight loss it is a simple equation of calories in vs calories out. If you burn more calories than you consume then you should be on the right track.
If you cannot shake your sweet tooth then what do you think would be a better option? The can of mars bar?
Keep in mind you are looking to consume less calories….
It would obviously be the can of Diet Coke because it has ZERO calories.
There is absolutely no evidence to back any claims that drinks will result in fat gain, none what so ever.
Now, I am not saying you can drink 4 or 6 cans a day but 1 won’t do you any harm. You just have to be disciplined to keep it to one