- Diet Drinks Can Encourage Overeating
Diet soda drinkers are far more likely to overeat than those who don’t drink diet soda. A survey containing data compiled over 11 years, which can be seen here, shows that adults who drink diet soda are not only more likely to be obese but also eat more calories per day. It is strongly believed that the reason for diet soda or diet beverage drinkers to overeat is due to the fake sugars in the drinks.
Aspartame and sucralose, two very popular diet sweeteners, can negatively affect the body’s ability to control energy intake. People still feel a craving or need for calorie-rich foods, especially sweet foods, after drinking diet drinks. This process quite often leads to overeating in an effort to feel full or get the energy they are missing from diet drinks. Vicious cycle.