“Researchers found that the diet soda drinkers had waist circumference increases of 70 percent greater than those who non-diet soda drinkers. And people who drank diet soda the most frequently — at least two diet sodas a day — had waist circumference increases that were 500 percent greater than people who didn’t drink any diet soda, the study said.” – Huffington Post
You’re probably getting better, trying to cut back. But please stop convincing yourself that diet sodas are a healthy option. If they are Zero Everything – carbs, sugar, nutrients, then WHAT are they? Frankly, that’s a rhetorical question I don’t feel I have to answer. If I don’t know what it is, I figure my body doesn’t know what it is, thus most likely react negatively. If you are really serious about losing weight, you’re wasting time. If you say “But I NEED it to get through my Horrible work Day!” then you really need to quit soft drinks, plus start eating a variety of vegetables, meat, nuts and seeds. You’ll start enjoying life, sleeping better, feeling sexy, and having energy from morning to evening. I promise.