Most people drink diet soda because they are watching their weight, which means counting calories and fat grams. Makes sense, right?
Wrong! Recent research shows that the more diet soda people drink, the more weight they gain. Researchers are not exactly sure why this occurs, but fingers are being pointed at the fact that people consciously eat more if they drink diet soda because they think they can. The thought process they are referring to is: "I'll have a whopper with cheese and a regular coke. You know what, make that a diet coke and add on a large fry."
Soda's reputation is going down the toilet (literally, in some ways). First, we find out that soda makes for brittle bones, and now it can make you fat. I'll stick with juice, tea, water and coffee, thanks.
Fit's Tip: For food it's everything in moderation, no matter what you put in your mouth. A diet soda won't help in your weight loss quest if you're still getting way too many calories from other foods (not to mention the amount of artificial sweeteners you're taking in).