- If on a weight loss plan, calorie free drinks are not always the best option. Diet beverages are cool and quenching at times. As a main beverage, however, artificial sweeteners may have adverse affects on your health as well as your diet
- With the diuretic effect of the caffeine in diet soda, the body may become dehydrated. In fact, the body may mistaken thirst for hunger and cause the dieter to eat even more
- When artificial sweeteners are blended with other chemicals, preservatives, and caffeine in diet beverages, toxic effects may develop over time
- The carbonation in diet beverages will trigger a ph imbalance due to the acidity promoted by the calorie free drink
If on a diet and your thirst needs quenching, the first thing you may reach for is a calorie free drink like a diet cola. This is true of many dieters on a weight loss plan. It seems to make sense if the drink is calorie-free, it is the right thing to have when on the weight loss journey. In fact, people who are accustomed to diet beverages will most likely say they do not care as much for the beverage which includes the real sugar.
The short and long term affects of continuous artificial sweetener consumption are questionable. In fact, researchers have determined in various studies that diet cola drinkers ultimately gained more weight than the dieters drinking regular soda. The theory behind this is that the body believes it is getting calories even when drinking a diet soda. When the calories are not actually consumed, the body will crave calories, which in turn leads to more eating. Also, many people blame the sugar alternatives in diet beverages for their illnesses.
If choosing the diet beverages which include caffeine as many of them do, not only will you be setting yourself up for caffeine addiction, your body may also become dehydrated with thirst for more. The reason for this is the diuretic effects of caffeine. With dehydration, the body will confuse thirst with hunger and more calories from food will eventually be taken in, thus sabotaging the diet.
Some calorie free drinks contain aspartame which some claim has toxic effects on the body. This, by some folks, is named as aspartame disease. The reason for toxicity is the alleged formation of formaldehyde compound which will damage the body. With continuous intake of this artificial sweetener, long term damage may be suffered, especially when the artificial sweeteners are blended with the other chemicals, preservatives, and caffeine in diet beverages.
When trying to lose weight, carbonation is not really your best friend. The reason for this is the acidity preventing the body’s natural detoxification, which will ultimately keep you from losing weight. Also, carbonation causes the body a ph imbalance because of its acidic environment. Some also claim the carbonation will stir up more of an appetite and will lead to more eating.
There is nothing wrong with a diet cola now and then, even when you are following a weight loss plan. Too much of anything which contains questionable ingredients and chemicals is never very good. However, when trying to lose weight, the beverage of choice should be water. Consuming eight to ten glasses of water a day will keep you from becoming dehydrated and quench your thirst as well.