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Can drinking one Diet Coke a day be bad for you if you’re trying to lose weight because of its artificial sweeteners? Diet drinks are advertised as a healthier alternative to their sugarand. Anyways.

Unfortunately, many of the articles that tell you that Diet Coke will make you fat often cite no sources, are written by people who are trying to sell their own supplements, and use pseudo-science to scare you. On the flip side – other sites say that Diet Coke is perfectly fine for you, as it has no calories and therefore no ill effect. “Diet Soda: Doorway to Weight Gain” shouts another. In a recent search of a popular Web browser, 49 of the first 50 hits were for stories warning diet soda drinkers that the beverages might make. Diet Coke and other zero calorie fizzy drinks can actually make you fat, a new study has shown.

The University of Texas study showed that in over-65s, at least, drinking artificially sweetened. No. Coke Zero Sugar is a zero-sugar, zero-calorie cola. Sugar alternatives are used in place of sugar in many foods and drinks to provide people with a reduced, low, or no sugar and calorie option. Because sugar alternatives provide a sweet taste with few or no calories, they can.

But since drinking the diet soda has fooled your body into expecting sugar, it’s changed the way you metabolize those other calories-you may store more of them as fat and use fewer. Diet drinks, sweetened with artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose, are either very low calorie or calorie free. Recent studies have suggested that. Although diet sodas have very few or even no calories, it may still be a culprit of weight gain. The artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas may trigger sugar cravings.

Teasing your taste buds with diet soda’s sweetness triggers the body to expect a shot of glucose, Purdue University researchers claim. If you drink multiple cans of diet soda on a regular basis, you’re likely familiar with the “diet soda belly” phenomenon, where extra fat accumulates around your waist. Studies have shown that ironically, diet soda can cause weight gain, due in part to the artificial sweeteners which can.

Among those reporting occasional consumption drinking less than one diet soda a day waist circumference increased by around two inches. And.

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They may technically have no calories, research shows that, like their high-carb cousins, diet sodas are just as likely to cause weight gain and long-term health issues.

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For example, the percentage fat energy content or a hamburger meal will decrease if it is consumed in conjunction with a glass of sugar-containing cola (even though the absolute amount of fat consumed is unchanged).

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Most mainstream doctors recommend that their overweight patients consume diet soda, Sweet-NLow, etc. for weight loss, but in actual fact their advice causes the patients to crave calories and binge on unhealthy carbohydrates.

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In one of the few randomized well-controlled intervention studies, Danish investigators [38] showed that individuals consuming calorically sweetened beverages during 10 weeks gained weight, whereas subjects drinking the same amount of artificially sweetened beverages lost weight.

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Coca-Cola summarizes this idea on its website: “There is increasing concern about overweight and obesity worldwide, and while there are many factors involved, the fundamental cause in most cases is an imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended.

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They do not explicitly tout this as a beverage to help you lose weight, but the advertising campaign of Coke promotes a beverage that burns calories and discusses negative calories, implying that it will.

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Diet soda with aspartame has been linked to obesity, probably because that no-calorie drink tends to make you crave something like a high-calorie piece of bread with a sugary spread on it, or a cookie.

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Many people choose diet soda as a means of weight loss, but there’s research to suggest that weight loss is delayed by artificial sweeteners.

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A Danish study21 showed that individuals who consumed calorically sweetened beverages during 10 weeks gained weight, whereas subjects drinking the same amount of artificially sweetened beverages lost weight.

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Steven Blair, an influential exercise scientist who was part of Coca-Cola’s efforts, was publicly quoted as saying, “Most of the focus in the popular media and in the scientific press is, ‘Oh they’re eating too much, eating too much, eating too much’ – blaming fast food, blaming sugary drinks and so on…

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  • If you drink it with a meal it won’t make any difference. Insulin will be released anyway. Don’t get paranoid over aometbing will littlw to no practical implications

  • BTW i am not supporting diet soda, it is still bad for other reasons, such as brain cancers, etc.
    It is best to just drink water or green tea (non-sweetened)…

  • This is just superb, been searching for “bulk food diet” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Senictoria Bulking Paradise (do a google search )? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my buddy got great results with it.

  • Soda is just bad all the way around. I’ve been off soda for years after realizing that the 2 liter of diet soda my gma drank daily for 20 years likely had something to do with her development of pancreatic cancer when is was not a drinker or smoker.
    Since being off soda and coffee, I’ve never felt more awake or alive! Since I quit putting unnatural crap in my body, I feel like I am a fresh slate.
    People often express the entitlement of “having to have” their soda. People are locked into the belief the day is not doable without the dew or cola or whatever the poison of choice is. Is that not like a drug?
    I always try to communicate to those who cannot fathom their day without soda once you stop, you realize you don’t “have to have” a soda to get through the day, you feel 100 % better without it and the realization you’ve been a tool for the cola wars is quite empowering to assist in making other needed changed towards well being.

  • I agree I do believe diet soda will get you to gain wiat. I got sick a few weeks ago and I stopped drinking soda. Every time I drink soda I feel more thirsty so I drinked alot of soda still thirsty. So now I’m drinking water and my appetite changed and I lost a few pounds I’m in a smaller size. Very interesting I don’t really eat as much like I use to.

  • Wait, so when someone feels like they can eat cheesecake after they drink a diet soda, it’s the diet soda’s fault? How? That’s just a bad dieter.

  • I’ve read this theory before, but it doesn’t seem to affect me this way. I gave up refined sugar and carbs 3 months ago, but continued drinking diet Pepsi regularly and I don’t get any sugar cravings at all. 

    That said, it may be different if I was trying to lower my sugar intake rather than eliminating it completely. I’ve found sugar to be very much like nicotine and once you kick the habit completely, you free yourself of the cravings and addiction. 

    Just my feedback. 

  • I’ve never felt comfortable with consuming diet soda. I know I shouldn’t drink it. I won’t drink it anymore. Is artificial water bad for you too? 

  • Every calories count, but these kind of calories will not help you buil lean muscles at all ; it will only cause trouble since it’s packed with sugars and bad fat.

  • Stevia is fairely new on the market.. there will be more studies on this in the future I guess.. but I personnaly didn’t experience any bad side from stevia and it’s surely way better for your health than the chemicals alternatives.

  • There is still chemicals in it so it’s not good for your healt at all still.. but as for insulin raising, it’s something I can’t say..

  • I drink Pepsi Max on a daily basis ( roughly 4 6 litres ) and i find that if i got a few hours without my Pepsi hit i get withdrawals, ie headaches, shaking, tiredness and generally feeling like, but as soon as i get my hit of Pepsi i soon get back to normal. I keep telling myself that i need to get off of it but it’s hard to deal with the withdrawal symptoms. Does anyone else have this problem with diet drinks?

  • I don’t think diet soda is that amazing anyway just because I think it tastes different.I hardly drink soda as well.I don’t think any of them are really good or healthy.

  • The best way is to make your own with a good whey protein and water or milk.
    You will then avoid allt he crap that pre-made drinks are loaded with.

  • You don’t understand how hormones work. Diet is worse than regular for exactly why (although not as scientifically in-depth as it should have been) Lee stated.

  • It’s still amaze me just how many people have no idea about Custokebon Secrets (look on google search engine) despite the fact that lots of people lost lots of weight using it. Thanks to my friend who told me about it. I have lost a lot of weight.

  • The best quote ever from an incredibly wise pioneer of fitness Jack Lalanne “If man made it, don’t eat it” I try to apply this to my eating habits every single day.

  • I drink Pepsi Max on a daily basis ( roughly 4 6 litres ) and i find that if i got a few hours without my Pepsi hit i get withdrawals, ie headaches, shaking, tiredness and generally feeling like, but as soon as i get my hit of Pepsi i soon get back to normal. I keep telling myself that i need to get off of it but it’s hard to deal with the withdrawal symptoms. Does anyone else have this problem with diet drinks?

  • I think they caused my acid reflux. My digestive system really messed up from these horrible concoctions. The FDA should be sued for approving them for human consumption.

  • I drink diet soda on a regular basis, I used to drink a hell of a lot of it even when I first started to lose weight. I lost over 115lbs and I had 3+ diet sodas a day. I know with the sodium content it can cause you to hold water, but I am not sure if you will actually gain weight from it. If you have an issue with cravings, that is something you need to work out. DISAPLIN FOLKS!

  • Personally I stopped drinking soda entirely this past year. If its all that’s available I’ll have it but I haven’t felt the urge to drink it.

    I just started drinking Seltzer one day and just no longer found myself wanting soda. I think I drank soda because I just wanted a change of pace from water, and really the fizz was all I needed, not all the sugar.

    There’s lots of great flavored ones too that don’t add anything else. Personally I love the Polar Brand or to just add some lemon or lime myself.

  • It just means you’re mentally weak. Realize that what you feel is just a feeling and not a necessity. The same goes for basic hunger, just because you’re hungry doesn’t mean you need calories. These are the basics to fat loss.

  • This still surprises me, how a lot of people do not know about Custokebon Secrets, despite the fact that a lot of people get good result because of it. Thanks to my buddy who told me about Custokebon Secrets, I’ve lost a ton of weight by using it without starving myself.

  • It just means you’re mentally weak. Realize that what you feel is just a feeling and not a necessity. The same goes for basic hunger, just because you’re hungry doesn’t mean you need calories. These are the basics to fat loss.

  • I drink around 4L of Pepsi Max everyday (Yes, I know that’s terrible). I don’t believe it has prevented me from losing weight as I have recently lost 6st 5lbs over the last year.

  • Stevia is a natural sweetener so you can pretty much use and consume it as much as you want but keep the chemicals to a minimum or avoid it at all!

  • Wait, so when someone feels like they can eat cheesecake after they drink a diet soda, it’s the diet soda’s fault? How? That’s just a bad dieter.

  • Protein bars are too often loaded with crap.. sugar is not good for your overall health and should be kept to a minimum so.. you probably want to avoid sugar alcohols too.

  • Eating Well magazine is not peer-reviewed. What these ladies are saying is correlational. Maybe weight gain causes people to drink diet soda. Where’s the data?

  • Stevia is fairely new on the market.. there will be more studies on this in the future I guess.. but I personnaly didn’t experience any bad side from stevia and it’s surely way better for your health than the chemicals alternatives.

  • Cheers for this, been searching for “clean bulk diets” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Senictoria Bulking Paradise (do a google search )? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my brother in law got great results with it.

  • Soda is just bad all the way around. I’ve been off soda for years after realizing that the 2 liter of diet soda my gma drank daily for 20 years likely had something to do with her development of pancreatic cancer when is was not a drinker or smoker.
    Since being off soda and coffee, I’ve never felt more awake or alive! Since I quit putting unnatural crap in my body, I feel like I am a fresh slate.
    People often express the entitlement of “having to have” their soda. People are locked into the belief the day is not doable without the dew or cola or whatever the poison of choice is. Is that not like a drug?
    I always try to communicate to those who cannot fathom their day without soda once you stop, you realize you don’t “have to have” a soda to get through the day, you feel 100 % better without it and the realization you’ve been a tool for the cola wars is quite empowering to assist in making other needed changed towards well being.

  • There’s different opinion on IIFYM ; if it works well for you then go ahead and do this.. but for a lot of people, insulin spikes result in a fat storage.

  • Stop drinking diet pop was rough at first and took a few weeks to get the body used to not having it but I do crave sweet less. Every once in a while I will get one if Eating out but I found ice tea does the trick when I want to drink something that has a taste.

  • I drink diet soda on a regular basis, I used to drink a hell of a lot of it even when I first started to lose weight. I lost over 115lbs and I had 3+ diet sodas a day. I know with the sodium content it can cause you to hold water, but I am not sure if you will actually gain weight from it. If you have an issue with cravings, that is something you need to work out. DISAPLIN FOLKS!

  • I agree with your findings on the diet soda thing, but, I am hooked/strung out on my diet coke drinking…..guess I need to dig hard and try to beat my, not so good habit…..Thanks for the info and your opinion….

  • I drink it because I don’t want to drink regular soda and I always thought that diet was like the same as water with 0 calories and 0 sugar so it was okay.

  • When considering eating healthy, you have to try not to fall victim to modern fad diet plans. Extreme diets undoubtedly are a risk for your health, especially ones that seriously limit your everyday nutritional intake. While they might generate quick weight loss, these diets will never be a long-term solution for your weight problem. You should check out Custokebon Secrets on google search engine as it isn’t just another fad diet where you starve yourself.

  • If you drink it with a meal it won’t make any difference. Insulin will be released anyway. Don’t get paranoid over aometbing will littlw to no practical implications

  • I drink it because I don’t want to drink regular soda and I always thought that diet was like the same as water with 0 calories and 0 sugar so it was okay.

  • Diet soda can be used to change your addiction towards the lesser evil, I’ve lost 100 lbs drink diet dr pepper everyday and I’m the tuffet man you will ever meet, it’s not all bad, consider the other evil’s

  • Im not lee, but I can tell you that for a natural lifter insulin spikes and meal timing is pretty much irrelevant. I used to be a believer of this “myth” that you should not consume fast carbs and fat at the same time, but at the end of the day it doesnt really matter. Now I cant say it does not have any kind of effect, but the effect of meal timing/insulin spikes on your physique is something like 2% at most, so focus on your calories in / calories out and overall macros for the day.

  • Is why I don’t drink cokes. The day after I workout. It seems like my whole body is tense. Then when i started with water and I feel whole lot better.

  • I’m constantly in Hypertrophy mode so extra Insulin? Meh, I suppose I can actually use that to aid recovery? What’s you’re take on that??

  • I noticed when asked about insulin levels and diet coke there was no clear answer given. I suspect its because this doctor (of chiropractic) realizes that there is no firm link between aspartame and spiking insulin. do a quick google scholar search to prove me wrong (theres a lot of studies showing a correlation between diet coke and insulin resistance but many of the people in the studies were also obese and had dietary habits that also were related to insulin resistance so theres no clear link). I’m not saying diet coke is good for you but I think its terrible for people to say things that aren’t based on evidence as if they were.

  • I drink a gallon of water a day, and maybe 3-4 cans of diet soda after work. I lost a lot of weight with proper diet and had no issues while drinking diet soda. I find that having a calorie free sweet drink reduces my cravings for other sweet things.

  • I drank two sodas yesterday!!! Ugh….. But I never drink sodas because of the crazy amounts of processed sugar! But I’m veganish so I get tons of surreal sugar from fruits! Yesssss!!! Feels great

  • This still surprises me, how a lot of people do not know about Custokebon Secrets, despite the fact that a lot of people get good result because of it. Thanks to my buddy who told me about Custokebon Secrets, I’ve lost a ton of weight by using it without starving myself.

  • Thx Lee for confirming what I thought for a while now, I use to drink diet soda as I am diabetic and Medical advice I had received was to replace regular soda with Diet. Now I do like you and enjoy a nice 3-5 litres of pure water.

  • This is such bullshit. Diet soda has carbonation which helps you feel full, it also has caffeine which helps with suppressing an appetite. The entire acid thing… there is acid in your stomach with a pH of around 2. Diet sodas have a pH of around 3(your stomach is more acidic) so no harm is done. Acid and your teeth… no, there is not enough contact to do any damage.

  • Is Custokebon Secrets helpful to lost crazy amounts of weight? We have read a lot of good stuff about Custokebon Secrets (just google search it).

  • I drink mostly like Crystal Light ice tea, i drink Diet Sodas also cuz i dnt want to have too much sugar, like i want to have frozen yogurt every once in a while so i save my craving for that.

  • Sorry lee. I don’t agree with the sugar theory. Your body only secretes insulin in respect to sugar when your blood sugar concentration rises & is detected by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans, but I do agree that soda, diet and otherwise (including coke ‘zero’) should be avoided as the acid & chemicals are not natural

  • I think it’s more of perspective. If you drink diet soda for replacement of high carb drinks, you satisfy your need while cutting down your calories. It doesn’t necessarily make you eat more or force you to gain weight. I drank diet soda instead and lost quite a bit of weight..20 lb or so(of course with proper exercise) Meanwhile if you drink diet soda routinely, it is human nature to think that you “earned” the right to eat other non-healthy high carb food.
    Little is good but more is bad!!

  • The major problem with diet soda is that artificla sweeteners are chemicals substances and very harmful to your guts. I’d stay away from it anyway.

  • I’ve read this theory before, but it doesn’t seem to affect me this way. I gave up refined sugar and carbs 3 months ago, but continued drinking diet Pepsi regularly and I don’t get any sugar cravings at all. 

    That said, it may be different if I was trying to lower my sugar intake rather than eliminating it completely. I’ve found sugar to be very much like nicotine and once you kick the habit completely, you free yourself of the cravings and addiction. 

    Just my feedback. 

  • Lee, do you have a source for the comment about artificial sweeteners having an affect on insulin? (Sorry if I missed it!!) Thanks for the vid!

    As for people being overweight while drinking diet sodas: I’m more in agreement with Tom Venuto (Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle). I think those studies are confusing correlation with causation.
    Overweight people, quite frankly, don’t count their calories. Diet sodas is a band-aid fix for them, and probably OK for calorie counting people.

  • Every calories count, but these kind of calories will not help you buil lean muscles at all ; it will only cause trouble since it’s packed with sugars and bad fat.

  • @SpiRiiT LoL >>_Yeah. Thank God I took a bit on that program you told me_
    here.. cause I thought it was just another scam in the net
    but when I tried it myself. It was great! The program
    customizes my exact workout needs & take advantage of
    windows I have that will take me from skinny to jacked in hurry^^,

  • As an Australian myself I will say that you did a pretty good job of messing up our accent and being a half way between New Zealand and Australian ��
    Love the work and content mate, keep it up!

  • Has anyone used the Custokebon Secrets to lost a lot of weight? Just do a search engine search. On there you will find a great guidelines about how you can lost crazy amounts of weight. Why don’t you give it a shot? maybe it’ll work for you too.

  • I use to be addicted to Diet Coke Gained lots of weight I stopped plus following your guides and workouts I’ve lost a heck of a lot of weight Just stuck on my tummy area now then ill be happy… So this Video is completely true Diet Soda’s are bad for you but I don’t really like Water but I drink lots as I have to but I tend to use Fruit Juices but I find these contain a lot of Sugar so it’s a Lose lose situation

  • Hey Lee, your right. But I used to drink a 2 liter of regular pepsi everyday and eat 3 hostess honey buns for a year. I gained 40 pounds that year, but that was 6 years ago. But now all I drink is, sprite, which is clear, water, and tea and Im on a 1500 caloric intake. For breakfast everyday.. I consume 2 cans of tuna fish. What is the best way to contact you about some indepth bodybuilding questions.

  • As an Australian myself I will say that you did a pretty good job of messing up our accent and being a half way between New Zealand and Australian ��
    Love the work and content mate, keep it up!

  • Personally I stopped drinking soda entirely this past year. If its all that’s available I’ll have it but I haven’t felt the urge to drink it.

    I just started drinking Seltzer one day and just no longer found myself wanting soda. I think I drank soda because I just wanted a change of pace from water, and really the fizz was all I needed, not all the sugar.

    There’s lots of great flavored ones too that don’t add anything else. Personally I love the Polar Brand or to just add some lemon or lime myself.

  • Eating Well magazine is not peer-reviewed. What these ladies are saying is correlational. Maybe weight gain causes people to drink diet soda. Where’s the data?

  • The reason I was drinking so much is I get hungry so I drink it instead of eating, but I eat also.  I am 268Ibs….so trying to lose weight.  I eat a very healthy natural diet when I am being good and I lose weight.  It will be interesting to see how much difference it makes not drinking the diet soda….mainly the black stuff..

  • One of the best ways I’ve thought of to ween people off of these poisonous drinks would be to actually buy the Soda machines you see at all the retail stores these days, The drinks can come with smaller amounts to 0 caffeine and most of them don’t contain aspartame. I would say that would be a much more healthy way and then perhaps you can get off of sodas entirely with ease.

  • I drink around 4L of Pepsi Max everyday (Yes, I know that’s terrible). I don’t believe it has prevented me from losing weight as I have recently lost 6st 5lbs over the last year.

  • The RESEARCHERS and REPORTERS are wrong! It is not the diet soda it’s soemething else. I enjoy drinking 2 liters of diet soda everyday, and I never get hungry and combined with my diet I never get hungry. It is NOT the soda that causes you anxiety to eat it is something else I’m not telling though:). THE POINT IS: I enjoy diet soda everyday, never get hungry, and I’m losing weight every day. Those hundreds of hours of research on the internet paid off I know so much information!

  • I drink zevia its sweetened with stevia not artificial sweeteners and they make a ginger ale one thats made with real ginger and it helps my tummy

  • I can give up anything and don’t miss it but can’t give up diet sodas.. totally addicted for over 20 years it’s never affected my health or teeth..
    but I HATE sweeteners in coffee and I don’t eat foods with sweeteners because I eat a natural diet.. except for the Diet Coke..
    yes I drink about 8 cans a day used to be double that.. but I make a note of my daily calorific intake it never goes beyond 2000 cal a day..

  • From tomorrow I’m stopping drinking diet coke for 31 days as a test to myself. I drink loads of diet cokes and I suffer with sore throat and have a little lump back if my mouth which I feel could be related to having too much diet coke. So I will be watching this video everyday to remind me

  • Can someone give me the short version of this? It sounds like its not really worse. His only real argument is that it supposedly makes you hungrier and it has some sort of vague negative health effects because of “chemicals”.

  • This is just superb, been searching for “bulk food diet” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Senictoria Bulking Paradise (do a google search )? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my buddy got great results with it.

  • Most people who commented are missing the point! The claim isn’t that diet sodas are making people fat. It can’t, they simply don’t have enough calories. Many people who are overweight drink diet soda think they’re avoiding excess calories and they’ll loose weight. What diets sodas fail to do is change their eating habits and many end up eating just as much calories throughout the day.

  • The study of the Texas Health Science Center found a correlation between drinking diet soda and the risk of becoming overweight. BUT: correlation does not imply causation. In fact, diet soda DOES NOT increase insulin levels. The content of this video is wrong and the video should be deleted. Check out the studies below to see the results. 

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    (9) Teff KL, Devine J, Engelman K. Sweet taste: effect on cephalic phase insulin release in men. Physiol Behav. (1995)

  • We very seldom drink a whole can of soda with a meal, so we both
    stopped drinking soda from 12 oz (355 ML) cans and now drink
    16.9 oz (500 ml) bottles of soda so we can put the twist caps back on,
    and put half back in the fridge, so we can finish the soda the next day.
    Most people feel obligated to finish a can, once the pop tab is opened.
    Reusing the twist caps keeps a bottle of soda from going “flat”.
    I tend to drink more instant coffee (with milk & no sugar)
    and fruit juice to further reduce my consumption of sugar.
    WRZ
    Delaware County, PA

  • The study that showed that diet sods contributed to weight gain was on average Obese people in the US who were already eating and drinking unhealthily and think that diet pop will magically make them slimmer. If you just have diet Pepsi and continue to eat trash you will still get fat. If they compared it to people who dieted and drank diet soda vs people who dieted and didn’t that would make more sense.

  • This is such bullshit. Diet soda has carbonation which helps you feel full, it also has caffeine which helps with suppressing an appetite. The entire acid thing… there is acid in your stomach with a pH of around 2. Diet sodas have a pH of around 3(your stomach is more acidic) so no harm is done. Acid and your teeth… no, there is not enough contact to do any damage.

  • Sorry lee. I don’t agree with the sugar theory. Your body only secretes insulin in respect to sugar when your blood sugar concentration rises & is detected by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans, but I do agree that soda, diet and otherwise (including coke ‘zero’) should be avoided as the acid & chemicals are not natural

  • hey lee, if im bulking and aiming for about 3500 calories a day, would the calories from lets say potato chips or regular soda count towards it as long as i hit my macros? or are those calories no good what so ever?

  • Obviously soda is bad for you, and juice has a lot of sugar, but you can’t live afraid to drink soda/juice every once in a while. Imagine drinking only water; how boring. If you didn’t want the extra calories, then drinking a “zero” soda wouldn’t be that bad to your body vs. drinking a soda with calories which is worse. Just like everything else in life, if it’s done in excess it’s bad. 

  • Is why I don’t drink cokes. The day after I workout. It seems like my whole body is tense. Then when i started with water and I feel whole lot better.

  • I drink zevia its sweetened with stevia not artificial sweeteners and they make a ginger ale one thats made with real ginger and it helps my tummy

  • Hi

    I looked up this video because I am so addicted to diet soda and I want to change to water and stop completely.  I drink between 2 and 4 litres every day when I am working, I make flowers all day and sit drinking it while I work.  I am going to change to water.  I have got off it before and had bad headaches for a few days so I am aware this will happen.  I might start making some videos about coming off it.  thanks for this video.

  • This is the most ridiculous video ever. How can one say that it is better to drink regular soda than diet soda. People completely miss the point when it comes to weight loss. Everybody once a quick fix. Your not looking at the bigger picture. As long as your burning more calories than what you are taking in AND your meeting your daily micronutrient requirements you can eat whatever you want to lose weight. And if you still can’t lose weight its because your metabolism has completely slowed down due to starving yourself for years or following ridiculous fad diets. Go watch mine or Layne Norton’s videos on this subject if you want to see success. So go lift weights, do cardio, and WORK HARD!

  • The RESEARCHERS and REPORTERS are wrong! It is not the diet soda it’s soemething else. I enjoy drinking 2 liters of diet soda everyday, and I never get hungry and combined with my diet I never get hungry. It is NOT the soda that causes you anxiety to eat it is something else I’m not telling though:). THE POINT IS: I enjoy diet soda everyday, never get hungry, and I’m losing weight every day. Those hundreds of hours of research on the internet paid off I know so much information!

  • I think it’s more of perspective. If you drink diet soda for replacement of high carb drinks, you satisfy your need while cutting down your calories. It doesn’t necessarily make you eat more or force you to gain weight. I drank diet soda instead and lost quite a bit of weight..20 lb or so(of course with proper exercise) Meanwhile if you drink diet soda routinely, it is human nature to think that you “earned” the right to eat other non-healthy high carb food.
    Little is good but more is bad!!

  • There is still chemicals in it so it’s not good for your healt at all still.. but as for insulin raising, it’s something I can’t say..

  • and cause it’s made from other chemicals that is what makes it natural everything that is made by man is natural since the things that man uses to make it is found naturally.

  • U can be in shape but still unhealthy, it’s not only weight we should worry about our enter being our body, people eat to get nutrients to fight bacteria, and build our immune system, to have good skin, lovely hair, pretty nails, protection from infection on the air, when eating we should think of all those things and our problem will be solve, let food be your medicine

  • Lee…..I’m a type 1 diabetic for 52 years…..I can remember when diet pop became available…I’ve been drinking it for 40 years….I disagree with your statement on it cause insulin to be produced….My body has no insulin and I’m normal weight! Some 12 to 16 hour days at work I drink 12 cans of Diet Coke, and I’m glad that it is available to me. I do also enjoy water, and try to take 80 ounces everyday. In my heart I feel these claims are false….You asked for….Thats my feelings!!!

  • They are made from chemicals which aren’t just existant in nature. Take propylene glycol. It’s not natural. It’s created from a other chemicals. This isn’t natural.

  • We very seldom drink a whole can of soda with a meal, so we both
    stopped drinking soda from 12 oz (355 ML) cans and now drink
    16.9 oz (500 ml) bottles of soda so we can put the twist caps back on,
    and put half back in the fridge, so we can finish the soda the next day.
    Most people feel obligated to finish a can, once the pop tab is opened.
    Reusing the twist caps keeps a bottle of soda from going “flat”.
    I tend to drink more instant coffee (with milk & no sugar)
    and fruit juice to further reduce my consumption of sugar.
    WRZ
    Delaware County, PA

  • Im addicted to Pepsi max, I usually drink 1.2L per day sometimes more… Just poured my last bottle down the drain after watching the first 5 minutes. #quiting

  • You don’t understand how hormones work. Diet is worse than regular for exactly why (although not as scientifically in-depth as it should have been) Lee stated.

  • Lee, can you post a link to the studies concerning insulin release after artificial sweeteners? I’d like to check out their credibility.

  • Im not lee, but I can tell you that for a natural lifter insulin spikes and meal timing is pretty much irrelevant. I used to be a believer of this “myth” that you should not consume fast carbs and fat at the same time, but at the end of the day it doesnt really matter. Now I cant say it does not have any kind of effect, but the effect of meal timing/insulin spikes on your physique is something like 2% at most, so focus on your calories in / calories out and overall macros for the day.

  • they just need to make a seltzer water with caffeine no fake sugar or real sugar just bubbling water caffeine from coffee beans natural caffeine and fruit flavors make the caffeine like 30mg a can or something lol

  • I just happen to prefer the diet soda taste actually, don’t care about any perceived weight lost from drinking it. I drink a can for lunch and one for dinner and never felt the need to munch on anything afterwards. I find these artificial sweeteners controversies are just blown out of proportion in general.

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  • I agree I do believe diet soda will get you to gain wiat. I got sick a few weeks ago and I stopped drinking soda. Every time I drink soda I feel more thirsty so I drinked alot of soda still thirsty. So now I’m drinking water and my appetite changed and I lost a few pounds I’m in a smaller size. Very interesting I don’t really eat as much like I use to.

  • I agree with your findings on the diet soda thing, but, I am hooked/strung out on my diet coke drinking…..guess I need to dig hard and try to beat my, not so good habit…..Thanks for the info and your opinion….

  • I’ve never felt comfortable with consuming diet soda. I know I shouldn’t drink it. I won’t drink it anymore. Is artificial water bad for you too? 

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  • The best quote ever from an incredibly wise pioneer of fitness Jack Lalanne “If man made it, don’t eat it” I try to apply this to my eating habits every single day.

  • Artificial Sweeteners Cause Metabolic Confusion

    One of the reasons why artificial sweeteners do not help you lose weight relates to the fact that your body is not fooled by sweet taste without accompanying calories.2,3

    When you eat something sweet, your brain releases dopamine, which activates your brain’s reward center. The appetite-regulating hormone leptin is also released, which eventually informs your brain that you are “full” once a certain amount of calories have been ingested.

    However, when you consume something that tastes sweet but doesn’t contain any calories, your brain’s pleasure pathway still gets activated by the sweet taste, but there’s nothing to deactivate it, since the calories never arrive.

    Artificial sweeteners basically trick your body into thinking that it’s going to receive sugar (calories), but when the sugar doesn’t come, your body continues to signal that it needs more, which results in carb cravings.

    Anyhow, drink themits all good!

  • I’ve noticed more bloating when drinking diet soda. It’s very true how a diet soda makes you want sweets. All water diet is tough, props Lee!

  • The reason I was drinking so much is I get hungry so I drink it instead of eating, but I eat also.  I am 268Ibs….so trying to lose weight.  I eat a very healthy natural diet when I am being good and I lose weight.  It will be interesting to see how much difference it makes not drinking the diet soda….mainly the black stuff..

  • I seem to have the opposite mindset. When I crave sugar, I’d usually have a diet soda instead. The bubbly/expanding effect somewhat makes me feel full. The past month I have been dieting I have barley touched, crisps, chocolate and other fatty/suggary foods but probably had a much higher intake of diet soda. I dont know what long term effects there will be.

  • I drank two sodas yesterday!!! Ugh….. But I never drink sodas because of the crazy amounts of processed sugar! But I’m veganish so I get tons of surreal sugar from fruits! Yesssss!!! Feels great

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  • As a Diet Coke drinker I really appreciate this post. I’m really working on eating better, and my diet drinks keep me sane. Also, TBH I hate a lot of internet fitness people. I actually started following you on instagram because I loved all your Harry Potter references �� But I appreciate your simple, helpful posts that make getting fit less intimidating. Thanks for the inspo and tips!

  • Lee…..I’m a type 1 diabetic for 52 years…..I can remember when diet pop became available…I’ve been drinking it for 40 years….I disagree with your statement on it cause insulin to be produced….My body has no insulin and I’m normal weight! Some 12 to 16 hour days at work I drink 12 cans of Diet Coke, and I’m glad that it is available to me. I do also enjoy water, and try to take 80 ounces everyday. In my heart I feel these claims are false….You asked for….Thats my feelings!!!