Diet soda is meant to help us lose weight…right? This is not entirely the truth because many dieters will overeat to compensate for the lack of calories consumed in beverages, without even realising it. Having an extra slice of cake should be no reward for reducing portion sizes, or choosing low calorie beverages. There are many studies that associate weight gain with the use of artificial sweeteners, which are found in diet soda. Another problem that we may encounter on any diet is the mind pushing out the hunger hormone, ghrelin, to overcompensate for the lack of calories in the stomach.

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