Surprising Side Effects of Giving Up Diet Soda

Because artificial, non-nutritive sweeteners have been linked to increased cravings (in some cases, even more than stimulants),

1. You'll reduce sugar cravings

when you give them up, you may start to notice that your body doesn't crave as much sugar, or "sweetness" as it did before.

"Even though diet drinks are calorie-free, they cause insulin to be released in your gut because their artificial sweeteners are sweet like sugar,

2. reduce your risk of developing insulin resistance

and that actually prevents weight loss," A 2020 study found that diabetics who consumed artificial sweeteners had higher insulin resistance than those who did not consume these sweeteners

"Insulin is your body's primary fat-storage hormone, so it will have the body hold on to any extra fat," "Trying to lose weight by trading a Coke for a Diet Coke is

3. You'll lose weight

doing the body just as much harm, if not more, because of all the chemicals in the calorie-free version."

The acidity in soda is bad news for your digestive system, eroding tooth enamel and worsening acid reflux. But diet sodas are especially treacherous for your gut

4. You'll support better gut health

"Researchers are finding that artificial sweeteners may affect our healthy gut bacteria, which can affect everything from blood-sugar control to weight management to disease

No shocker here: The caffeine in soda is not your friend. "Drinking too much caffeine can make you dehydrated, and it can overstimulate the nervous system,

5. You'll have more energy

making you fatigued and exhausted, "I find that when people cut back on caffeine they have more energy because the caffeine causes very big highs and lows,"

"There is way more energy for our bodies in real food than in processed foods," By giving up soda, you're making one change, but it can actually change a couple aspects of your diet for the better."


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