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Does Diet Soda Make You Fat? February 14, 2008

Posted by Lisa Sabin in fitness, Fitness Goals, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, Weight Loss.

Several years ago Emily Edison, a nutritionist friend of mine told me that people who want to lose weight shouldn’t drink diet soda. I referred clients who needed help creating realistic weight loss plans to her. I worked with a man who was an ex-college football player, who drank at least 2 liters of diet soda a day. He weighed 319 when we started working together. I referred him to Emily, who immediately got him off soda. He trained 4 days a week, walking on the treadmill or outside and lifted very light weights with me. Over the course of about 2 months, he dropped down to 289 lbs. Cutting out soda wasn’t the only modification he made. He also cut back on alcohol and reduced his portion sizes.

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1. fitness - June 16, 2008

Great tips, thanks. I agree that there is something in diet soda that is causing fat to stick around and making it somewhat more difficult to remove. Seems like changing his lifestyle to become more active definately helped alot.

Keep up the good work,


2. chagiyomi - July 29, 2008

I don’t think most people realize that per cup of soda they are effectually taking in 7 teaspoons of sugar or its equivalent!

In regards to alcohol, the caloric value of something as seemingly simple and inucuous as a long-island iced tea or screwdriver can be as high as 700 calories. Alcohol is still a sugar molecularly-speaking.

Waaaaaaaaaaaay to go for your buddy!!! He’s certainly working on living immune!

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