Do you drink diet sodas? If so, why are you doing so? IS it because you are trying to lose weight? Lose that gut? Trim down? Or are you trying to reduce the amount of calories you are getting? Or is it all of the above?
Drinking diet sodas are not the best option for a bevarage choice. But are diet sodas holding you back from gaining yourself a better body? The answer is 'Yes'. You work hard in the gym, hard on other aspects of your diet, so why sabotage yourself with diet drinks.
Here's a list of the ingredients inside one of the leading diet drinks:
Phosphoric Acid- used for rust removal in concentrated form, can damage the enamel of you teeth
Aspartame (NutraSweet brand)- sugar replacement that has been shown to cause harm to the brain and nervous system.
Now that makes for a nasty combo of ingredients that I don't think was ever supposed to be combined and put into human being's bodies. And some studies have shown that diet sodas are actually worse than there higher calorie, regular soda brothers.
The major reason for this is the sweeteners used in diet drinks causes an increase in release of fat storing hormone production in the body and increases the craving you feel for more sweets and processed carbs shortly after consuming a diet soda.
So my advice is if you want to lose it, you got to stop drinking diet sodas. Or pretty much anything with artifical sweeteners in it.
If you want a good natural sweetener that you can use and still drop the fat pounds, try stevia.
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Avoid high Fructose Corn Syrup too. You'd be surprised how many things you eat on a regular basis contain this. Ketchup, some cereals, most processed and refined foods, and many others. Look through you pantry and see. Eliminate these as soon as possible.
So what to drink in place of diet drinks. Obviously the best choice is plain 'ol water. The you have your choice of different types of teas. Green is the best, but you have black, white, red, herbal, etc... Plus you get the benefits of the healthy anti-oxidants from teas.
If your going to drink fruit juice, make sure it is 100% juice and not from concentrate. Also be careful with the servings. 1 8 oz glass of orange juice is the equivalent in calories to eating 2-3.5 oranges.
Source- Jason Yun Yun Boot Camps