Top 10 Facts About Soda That Will Derail Your Fat Loss / Weight Loss Efforts
Portion size is climbing constantly and is far superior to European ones- The serving size of Coke has tripled since the 1950s and respectively typically 41% and 52% larger in Philadelphia than in Paris
Top two dietary risk factors for prostate and breast cancer are fat-free dairy products and ingesting sodium benzoate, which is in diet soda
Diet sodas containing the MSG or aspartame as they are known as “excitotoxins,” (a substance added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees.) but there’s nothing exciting and plenty toxic about what they’ll do to your waistline because of the massive cortisol production which has been proven to increase visceral belly fat.
Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center monitored 475 adults for 10 years, and found that those who drank diet soda had a 70% increase in waist circumference over the 10-year study, compared with those who didn’t drink any soda. Those who drank more than two diet sodas per day saw a 500% waist expansion
A separate study the same researchers conducted on mice suggested that it was the aspartame, which raised blood glucose levels, that caused the weight gain; when your liver encounters too much glucose, the excess is converted to body fat.
The study revealed that people who drank a regular soda every day for six months saw a 132 to 142% increase in liver fat, a 117 to 221% jump in skeletal fat, and about a 30% increase in both triglyceride blood fats and other organ fat
A study about college students who drank diet soda was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The study found that there was no evidence that the use of artificial sweeteners was associated with a decrease in sugar intake. These results indicate that ingesting artificial sweeteners can increase a craving for sweets. A study based on eight years of epidemiological data showed that drinking soft drinks increases the likelihood of weight gain by 65%. However, it was the diet soda that was associated with “serious weight gain”, not the regular soda
Our body gets confused by artificial sweeteners – the dissociation between sweet taste and calorie intake may put the regulatory system that controls hunger and body weight out of sync, thus sabotaging weight loss plans. A study on rodents showed that those fed saccharin actually gained weight compared to rodents fed sucrose.
Data from the Framingham Heart Study, the longest running heart disease study in the US, found a 56% increase in metabolic syndrome when people drank one or more diet sodas per day!
A study at the University of Texas Health Science Center, found that consumption of diet soda was correlated with weight gain, likely because undelivered expected calories from diet soda may stimulate the appetite.Of the 622 study participants who were of normal weight at the beginning of the study, about a third became overweight or obese.
For regular soft-drink drinkers, the risk of becoming overweight or obese was:
26% for up to 1/2 can each day
30.4% for 1/2 to one can each day
32.8% for 1 to 2 cans each day
47.2% for more than 2 cans each day.
For diet soft-drink drinkers, the risk of becoming overweight or obese was:
36.5% for up to 1/2 can each day
37.5% for 1/2 to one can each day
54.5% for 1 to 2 cans each day
57.1% for more than 2 cans each day.
For each can of diet soft drink consumed each day, a person’s risk of obesity went up 41%.
Isn’t that insane? Just one can of diet soda a day indicated a 41% increase in a person’s risk of obesity!