What Happened When I Dumped The Diet Soda

The diet soda seemed to bring me down. It was hard to focus and my energy levels dwindled. After reading the research, I was like, I have to change this diet.

The idea behind diet soda is interesting. It can help you lose weight, but because of its added carbs, you will likely come down with other metabolic issues that are not conducive for weight loss. It may not be a bad idea to consider some alternatives. I recommend searching for low-carb, high-fiber drinks that are also low-calorie. But if the diet soda you prefer still appeals to you, here’s how to dump it.

The Problem With Dumping Diet Soda

1. It is bad for you.

Dumping diet soda isn’t just for people who don’t want to do low cal. If you have a soda addiction, you will be surprised. It will bring on cravings that you couldn’t be bothered to avoid before. It is much more than just a simple sugar rush. It can affect your stomach, your nerves, and even your mood.

2. The amount of sugar you should be cutting can be a problem.

Many diet soda drinks are low calorie, but there are some that are low in calories. So, how can you know how much sugar you should be drinking? The first way to figure this out is by looking at the nutrition facts label on it. If it is labeled “zero calories”, you have plenty of room to cut the amount you drink. The calorie count should be 0.5 grams of sugars that come directly from diet soda, plus 2 grams of sugars that come from “added sugars”, whatever that means. If it’s 100 calories with zero sugar, you can easily cut that in half with just water. If you are using a soda that is labeled 10 calories, your low calorie count is still 5 more calories. If your diet soda says you’ll have 11 calories, you’re only getting about 9 of them from the drink. You may have to cut this in half or even triple it if you are drinking diet soda.

3. You could end up gaining weight.

If you drink a lot of diet soda, your body will begin to crave it. It will also go into overdrive to remove its own sugar from your body. This is where you can end up gaining weight, not losing weight. This may be because you get thirsty and overeat with a lot of food because of the sugar, but remember that you won’t be able to drink the calories you normally would. Some sources estimate that you can only have about 20% of the calories you normally eat from diet soda, but drinking the soda itself can actually consume more than that. In fact, some sources say the equivalent of 6-10 glasses of regular soda could be enough to raise your blood sugar levels more in a single day.

If you are looking for some alternative alternatives to diet soda, I recommend these low calorie, low carb, sugar free drinks. You might also want to give these a try if you are a heavy coffee drinker. 

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