Every now and then a headline just reaches out and grabs you.
And this one is great because it confirms what I wrote about
five years ago, in my best-selling Combat Abs –
I wrote that the only people drinking diet soda are FAT –
except for the bikini-clad models on tee-vee. And as
horrible as sugar sodas are for you – at least you know
that ONE of the substances in the drink originally came
from a plant. That would be sugar.
In a diet drink, you ain’t gettin nuttin but chemicals.
And these make you almost as fat as prozac and other
Anyway, if you have Combat Abs – you know that I believe
most diet products aren’t good for you. That means they
make you fat, and my suspicions were born out over two
years ago in an article on WebMD.
In the article by Daniel DeNoon it says that people who drink diet
soft drinks don’t lose weight. In fact, they gain weight.
The findings come from the University of Texas Health Science Center
in San Antonio, and was collected by Sharon P. Fowler and colleagues.
“What didn’t surprise us was that total soft drink use was linked to
overweight and obesity,” Fowler told WebMD.
“What surprised us was when we looked at people only drinking diet
soft drinks, their risk of obesity was even higher.”
In fact, when the researchers took a closer look at their data, they
found that nearly all the obesity risk from soft drinks came from
“There was a 41% increase in risk of being overweight for every can
or bottle of diet soda a person consumes each day,” according to
Now get this: for diet soda drinkers who consumed 2 cans, or 24
ounces of diet soda per day, the risk of being overweight or obese
was 57% higher.
I bet they don’t want to hear that at Coca Cola HQ. Or do they.
Let’s take this another step. If diet sodas are no good for you, then
maybe the other million diet products aren’t good for you either.
Fat free sour cream. Butter substitutes. Power Bars. Sugar free
maple syrup – and so on.
Funny aside. A friend of mine once had breakfast with a medical
doctor who fancies himself a “health nut.” He ordered the following:
Pancakes with sugar-free maple syrup – along with an ice
tea. Then he dumped four packets of artificial sweeteners into
the glass. When he downed it he got a refill and did the same.
One of the WORST substances you can put in your body is an
artificial sweetener. They are just as bad – and in many, many
cases WORSE than sugar.
Two years ago when my brother Sean and I began exposing
sucralose and other artificial chemicals to this very list, the
amount of gratitude coming back to us via email was over-
whelming. People who had suffered from headaches, nauseau,
seizures, back pain and more – wrote to thank us for letting
them know. They had no idea how harmful this stuff is –
mostly because the media has “programs” for more than
your television set.
Perhaps you weren’t on my list then – or if you were you ignored
the message – or you simply need a reminder. All of us need
reminding of what we “know” – ya know. Keeps us on the
zig-zag to successful living.
Anyway, I have long suspected that all low fat, and fat free foods
are “Yo-Yo” foods. As long as you are consuming
them you will always be yo-yoing up and down with your
My advice: Substitute water for ALL soft drinks – sugarized or
not. And start thinking seriously about eliminating all that
other crap from your diet.
Read your labels. Even on protein powders and other “health
foods.” You’d be amazed at how many “formulas” contain
artificial sweeteners that are toxic to your health.
The Furey Fat Loss Program – http://www.mattfurey.com/furey_fat_burning_diet.html – can help.
Drink water, eat real food, in as close to its natural state as possible.
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