Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Diet Sodas and Weight

I just read an article at Web MD: http://my.webmd.com/content/article/107/108476.htm

It discusses the link between weight gain and diet soda consumption. One study does not prove anything in my mind, but personal experience does.

For me, drinking diet sodas increased my cravings for other sweet things. Since quitting my diet coke habit over a year ago, I don’t crave chocolate as much, nor other snacky foods. That’s not to say that I’ve lost weight, but I find that my eating has become much more “normalized” where in between snacking doesn’t really happen.   Plain old water has become a welcome drink in my life. In the days of my diet coke addiction, I would have plain old water, ~maybe~ once a month. That’s not healthy at all. If’n I ever really want to lose weight, I think much more activity and portion control will be the way to go. Pretty basic, eh? J