Use Diet Soda to Help Lose Weight

Using diet cola as a dieting aid might sound a little bit like inconsistent advice from a weight loss website, but it can be effective if used carefully.

Diet sodas use artificial sweeteners to replace sugar, the major source of calories in soft drinks, creating what is called 'empty calories.' The trick to using diet soda is to know how your mind works when you are on a diet.

If you feel like you cannot cheat at all, you may want to grab the nearest chocolate cake and devour it just to get a sugar rush. If you are allowed a little bit of leeway, you’ll have a much better chance of sticking to your diet.

Three things to think about:

Choose your poison, carefully


Not all diet drinks are strictly good for losing weight. Some of them still contain loads of calories, and chemicals that can hobble your attempts to lose weight. Even if they contain zero sugar they can still help you pack on the pounds, because they might contain lots of starches as well, so it’s time to start looking at those nutritional information labels.

There are some things you need to look out for on that label:

 

When diet soda should be used as a dieting aid:


It’s simple – use diet soda to cheat on your diet. Use it as a treat, or when you’re feeling like a snack. The sugar or sugar substitute, plus the sweet taste will make you feel like you’re rewarding yourself for a hard day’s dieting, without adding unnecessary calories to your daily intake.

Just remember, drink diet cola in moderation and it can work as a great way to cheat on your diet.

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