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10 Reasons To Give Up Diet Soda

Bubble trouble When taken at face value, diet soda seems like a health-conscious choice. It saves you the 140-plus calories you'd find in a sugary soft drink while still satisfying your urge for something sweet with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose. But there's more to this chemical cocktail than meets the eye. It could lead to weight gain, not weight loss Diet soda is calorie-free, but it won't necessarily help you lose weight. Researchers from the University of Texas found that over the course of about a decade, diet soda drinkers had a 70% greater increase in waist circumference compared with non-drinkers. And get this: participants who slurped down two or more sodas a day experienced a 500% greater increase. The way artificial sweeteners confuse the body may play a part, but another reason might be psychological, says Minnesota-based dietitian Cassie Bjork. When you know you're not consuming any liquid calories, it might be easier to justify that double cheeseburger or extra slice of pizza. It makes drinking more dangerous Using diet soda as a low-calorie cocktail mixer has the dangerous effect of getting you drunk faster than sugar-sweetened bever Continue reading >>

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  1. ttloose

    Metformin/glucophage and Phen

    Does anyone take metformin or glucophage for insulin resistance while taking Phen? I wanted to know if this was ok? Meformin has helped me loose weight in the past because when you are insulin resistant I guess you crave sweets and your body doesn't utilize the suger properly which makes it harder to loose weight. I figure using both at the same time would be even more effective. I will check with my doctor as well but I wanted to see if anyone else had any experience with this.

  2. alykat06

    I see a lot of ppl who use metformin and phen together. I myself am going to get tested for insulin resistance and am hoping that my doctor will be able to prescribe meds if I do. I have a horrible time with sweets and carbs, when i am off of phen all I want to do is sleep as well. I have such a hard time losing weight without phen so I am hoping it would help me work with my body and shrink this large butt of mine . You should be fine, I bet you will lose plenty of weight with the combonation of both.

  3. elemteach5

    Alykat06 ~~~ you said that without the Phen that you want to sleep all the time......... I thought I was the only one with this problem. I have the same problem. I actually told my doctor that something wasn't right with me and insisted he run some tests, and it came back that my iron and vitamin D was really low. I took 6 weeks work of vitamin D (50,000 IU's a week) and am taking 3 prescription iron pills a day, but I am still so tired and sleepy all the time. That is one of the reason I like Phen -- loose weight and have normal energy levels.
    I was wondering if others have the tired and sleepy problem??? I know this is not normal but I don't know what else to do about it..........

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