As you've read here before, some recent research has found that diet drinks can pack on pounds, not help you lost weight.
This research is so compelling that both nationally known nutritionist and weight-loss expert Jonny Bowden and esteemed naturopath Michael Murray, N.D. recently wrote about this possibility.
So the ABA wrote to both Jonny, author of several books, including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, and to Dr. Murray, author of How to Prevent and Treat Diabetes With Natural Medicine.
Like Jonny and Dr. Murray, I find this theory that diet soda could make you fat quite compelling. (Several reputable physicians and experts believe this is the case, and they told me as much when I interviewed them.)
But let's say that you're skeptical of such claims. "How could diet drinks put on weight?," you may wonder. Maybe you're even inclined to believe the well-funded soft drink industry's point of view.
Well, then, don't believe the research and the reaction to the research. Just test out the theory on yourself. Stop drinking diet soda, quit eating those culprit carbs and choose quality carbs instead, get ample protein and good fats, and then see what happens.
Make sure to write us here if you lose weight when you take out the diet drinks.
We want to know. Does kicking diet soda help you to lose weight?