Hooked on Diet Soda?

Posted: March 2, 2011 by Dave Kohrell in Nutrition
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Can you get hooked on diet soda?

Diet soda – whether “sweeten” by aspartame or Splenda or whatever comes next falls into the too good to be true category.  That which seems innocent, fuels unhealthy eating and adds some undesirable psychological dependency and chemicals into our body.  Great article from Denise Mann of Health/ CNN.  I began my own diet soda purge over a year ago and have replaced it with three simple things:

  • Water
  • Ice Tea
  • Orange or cranberry juice (naturally sweeten)

It has made a difference in terms of hydration and headache management (much more infrequent now).  Read on!

Government surveys have found that people who drink diet beverages average more than 26 ounces per day (some drink far more) and that 3% of diet-soda drinkers have at least four daily.
Health
By Denise Mann, Health.com
March 2, 2011 8:35 a.m. EST
Government surveys have found that people who drink diet beverages average more than 26 ounces per day (some drink far more) and that 3% of diet-soda drinkers have at least four daily.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • People drinking diet soda to lose weight may turn to the sweetness of diet for comfort
  • Some may get hooked because they associate it with a certain activity or behavior
  • Drinking too much diet soda might be risky in the long run

(Health.com) — First thing every morning, Ellen Talles starts her day by draining a supersize Styrofoam cup filled with Diet Coke and crushed ice. The 61-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., drinks another Diet Coke in the car on the way to work and keeps a glass nearby “at all times” at her job as a salesclerk. By the end of the day she has put away about 2 liters.

“I just love it,” she says. “I crave it, need it. My food tastes better with it.”

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