The Truth about How Diet Drinks Make You Fat

Simple logic would suggest that swapping a full sugar drink for a diet version cuts calories from your diet. Sounds reasonable but it’s not as simple as that.

Diet drinks have a mixed reputation. Some of this has to do with the cumulative detrimental effect of consuming artificial sweetening substances over a prolonged period of time and another potential problem arises from the argument that consumption of low-calorie sweeteners may lead to weight gain and increase the risk of developing diabetes and obesity (or as I like calling it ‘diabesity’).