If I stopped drinking regular soda and started drinking diet soda would it help me lose weight?
The old theory was that if you substituted a can of regular soda daily with a diet/sugar-free one, you’d lose about 15 pounds a year based on how many fewer calories you would be consuming. The reality has been that even when you switch to diet/sugar-free soda, your appetite generally adjusts; this causes your caloric intake to compensate for the reduction in energy. So if you’re drinking 12 fluid ounces of regular soda or less a day, then switching to diet/sugar-free soda may not help. If your soda consumption is more like an XL value size or 2 liters daily, then I’d say a switch to diet soda and…a serious look at your dietary habits are in order. – Debbie J., MS, RD
Do you have a question about your diet or nutrition? Ask our dietitian by submitting your question to email@example.com or simply ask it in the COMMENTS section below.
Posted on May 2, 2013, in Ask Our Dietitian, Health, Helpful, Nutrition, Weight Loss and tagged ask our dietitian, blog, blog la fitness, conditioning, diet, diet advice, diet and work outs, diet and working out, diet q&A, diet questions, diet soda, diet soda and weight loss, diet tips, dietitian advice, eating at night and weight loss, eating before bed, goals, gym, Health, healthy eating on the go, healthy tips, how to get a six pack, how to tone butt, how to tone legs, how to work out, is it bad to eat before bed, LA Fitness, LA Fitness articles, la fitness blog, la fitness comments, la fitness diet, la fitness dietitian, LA Fitness news, la fitness review, la fitness reviews, lafitness.com, lafitnessblog, Living Healthy, Lose Weight, lose weight drinking diet, lose weight fast, motivation, nutrition, nutrition advice, nutrition answers, nutrition q and a, nutritionist, soda and weight loss, weight gain and eating at night, weight loss. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.