Diet Drink Facts:
~ Who drinks diet drinks? 11% healthy weight adults do. 19% of overweight people. 22% of obese people.
~ Regarding those that enjoy diet drinks. Those of healthy weight consume MORE food calories than those overweight or obese.
~ A study following 3,700 people found those consuming diet drinks gained more weight than those consuming sugary drinks, because those consuming diet drinks eat more.
~ Animals consuming diet drinks showed an altered metabolism and high blood sugar levels, and early sign of type 2 diabetes
~ Many people compensate. “Since I drank a diet drink, I can have a cookie.” The same compensation is documented with exercise. “Since I worked out today, I can have a treat.”
~ “Pre-loading” your stomach with water a half hour before eating has shown increased weight loss.