Diet Foods Have an Impact on Gain Weight

diet sodaThe increase in the number of obese individuals paved the way for the influx of diet products such as foods and beverages that are low on calories, fat, sugar, etc. We see and hear about these products in the local media all the time.

These products are being promoted by advertisers, creating the mindset that diet products are the quick-fix solution against obesity and weight gain.

As we are led to believe that the claims of the advertisers are true, we allow ourselves to believe that diet products indeed are the answer to our weight problems.

Diet products and weight gain

Believe it or not, the diet products that we patronize are the culprits behind obesity and weight gain. Studies show that people who drink diet soft drinks don’t lose weight, but in fact, gain weight. This is according to a study conducted by Sharon P.

Fowler, MPH, and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center. The results of this 2005 study yielded the result which claims that there was a 41% increase in risk of being overweight for every can or bottle of diet soft drink that a person consumes each day.

Drinking diet soft drinks it is good?

This is not to say that diet soft drinks are the direct cause of weight gain and obesity. Rather, the researchers suggest that there is a link between diet soft drinks and weight gain and obesity. Their theory is that by depriving our body with the calories it needs, it will retaliate by wanting (and getting) more calories.

The researchers also point out that for weight watchers, the mere act of cutting down on calorie intake by opting for diet soft drinks is already an achievement. They begin to be more lax in their exercise routines and as a result, their weight management plan starts to fail.