Monday, January 30, 2012

For Weight Loss Success Ditch the Soda

I’ve written about this before, but a lot of people don’t believe me that a key to weight loss success is to stop drinking diet soda.

No, I’m not telling you to load up on the sugary stuff--it isn’t good for you either:

  • Drinking soda is shown to increase the amount of fat on your organs, which is a bigger threat to your health than the fat on your hips.
  • Sodas (and some sports drinks) contain lots of chemicals that can cause nerve disorders, memory loss and skin problems.
  • Sodas contain GMO ingredients—high-fructose corn syrup is bad for our health for many reasons, but there are unknown risks that we face when we drink it (most sodas are sweetened with this man-made poison.) GMOs are a new addition to our diet, only appearing in the 1990s, and the long-term effects are still unknown, but recent studies are suggesting they may contribute to disease, premature aging, and infertility.

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Don’t switch to diet soda—there are plenty of studies that show the artificial sweeteners are even worse!

Of course, moderation is the best course. If the thought of going without a soda entirely is going to send you on a binge, then allow yourself a little now and then.

For your weight loss success (and overall health) stop drinking soda (or at least start weaning yourself off) and you can easily drop weight—or you can eat more, either way, you win!


LesleyFW said...

Who would have thought such an innocent pleasure as bubbles could hide such baddies?
I love cola but never have it now as its not just the sweetener chemicals or the sugar, its the caffeine ups and downs it creates, leaving to cravings...easier just to say no!
Good to see you back blogging and in excellent form :)

Laurie Tossy said...

Even the bubbles themselves are not good for us! Most sodas these days use carbon dioxide to make the bubbles--that's the stuff we exhale!