People want to know, ‘What should I drink on the Military Diet?”
The answer is water. Just water. And decaffeinated herbal tea if you’re really craving something different. You should NOT drink diet soda on the Military Diet. And you shouldn’t drink it all, if the truth be told…
Do you consider yourself smarter and healthier because you drink diet soda? Think again.
New studies show that drinking diet soda make you fat. In fact, diet soda makes you fatter than people who drink regular soda. And let’s face, soda is one of the worst things you can put in your body. If you’re reading this, you obviously care about your waistline so put down that diet Coke now! Diet pop has absolutely no nutritional value and can actually harm your body. And regular pop is full of high fructose corn syrup – a real belly blowout.
Why Diet Soda MAKES YOU FAT…
1. Diet soda messes up your metabolism. A study at the University of Minnesota shows that drinking just one diet soda a day increases belly fat and cholesterol. A University of Texas study showed that the more diet sodas you drink, the greater risk your risk of becoming overweight.
2. Artificial sweeteners fool the body and cause all kinds of problems. When your tastebuds sense sugar because of artificial sweeteners, the body expects a bunch of calories to follow the sweet sensation. Even when the body doesn’t get the sugar it expects, it still creates an insulin response. The artificial sweeteners in diet soda cause a hormonal reaction that increases fat storing hormone production making you crave even more sugar carbs after you drink the diet soda. That means people who consume diet soda are more likely to overeat, because your body is being tricked into thinking it’s eating sugar, and you crave more.
3. People who drink diet soda are only fooling themselves. Many diet soda drinkers think that they have leeway to eat more of everything else BECAUSE they drink diet soda and end up eating more calories overall. A 2015 study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that people who drank diet soda gained almost triple the abdominal fat over nine years as those who didn’t drink diet soda.