by Shane Ellison, who holds a Master’s degree in organic chemistry and has first-hand industry experience with drug research, design and synthesis.
Countless numbers of dieters consume Diet Coke thinking that it is inert to their diet efforts. After all, it’s called Diet Coke, right? Wrong.
Diet Coke, regardless of how many calories it has, wreaks havoc on your fat loss efforts and will ultimately cause you to gain weight. There are two main reasons for the Diet Coke fallacy. First, the sweet taste from Diet Coke elicits an insulin spike, which blocks your ability to burn fat. Second, artificial sweeteners found in Diet Coke disrupt satiety, the feeling of being full. Combined, the actions of Diet Coke go against a healthy lifestyle. Understanding why ensures that we think twice before consuming it.
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