Is Diet Soda Good For Me? The Hard Truth About "Diet" Sodas
Do you believe that drinking diet soda is going to make a huge difference in your weight loss gains? Instead of drinking chemically enhanced, nutrient-deficient sugary liquid, do you really think that drinking chemically enhanced, nutrient-deficient fake sugary liquid is really the better alternative?
I say this as someone who has loved soda since before I can even remember. I used to drink soda almost everyday. During college, I would have 2 or 3 cans per day and I KNOW that this contributed significantly to my weight gain.
Would it have made sense to switch over to diet soda instead of regular soda? Does common sense tell you that this is REALLY the best option? No, it doesn’t. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that diet soda is going to help you, because it most certainly will not.
If you eat 3-4 brownies per day and suddenly switch to “diet” brownies do you think it will make a big difference? I don’t even know if they make diet brownies but think about my point for a second. If you know that you are eating something that isn’t good for you, do you really think that switching to a fake sugar version will really make that big of a difference?
The point of this article is not to get you believe that diet soda or regular soda is the way to go. I am not here to persuade you towards either one. I merely aim to express that maybe it is best to avoid either one and drink water. Yep, drinking water is the way to go. Did you know that 75% of Americans might be walking around dehydrated every single day?
This is nothing to scoff at, and it is a serious epidemic. We are just not drinking enough of the good ol’ H20.
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Fending off our thirst with sugary drinks is partly to blame here, as this substitute is unacceptable. I know first hand that water is hard to get used to if you don’t drink it often as I grew up drinking mostly sugary drinks. It is important to recognize that drinking enough water everyday is one of the BEST things we can do if we want to lose weight.
My suggestion? Whether you drink regular soda or diet soda try to cut back. Have one less can per day and instead have a glass of water. If you are more of an analytic type, compare how you feel after drinking a big glass of water compared to a big glass of Coke. if you are honest with yourself, water will win every time, without question.
Being hydrated gives you much needed energy. You will also feel GOOD knowing that you made an excellent decision for your health. You will start to feel that your brain is firing faster and that things seem a lot more clear. The fog will start to lift and you will want to drink water ALL the time. Trust me, there is nothing better that you can do for your health right now than to start replacing your soft drinks with water.
Expert tip- Try drinking a big glass of water in the mornings right after waking up. This is hard to do right away and it is indeed a hard habit to form, but it makes a huge difference. It will boost your metabolism right away as it get things started. It basically serves as your bodies wake up call. It wakes you up and helps you to feel refreshed. Try it!
From the beginning of time, men and women have had water to drink. It is pure, natural, and nothing can beat it. Overall, diet soda is not the direction in which you will find victory. Water is the way to go.
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