If you have followed this blog for a while, you may have seen my updates on the problems with drinking diet soda. Many of my clients tell me similar stories of being concerned about weight gain. With the best of intentions, they shifted from regular soft drinks to diet sodas to eliminate calories. But in many cases, they actually gained weight. Hypnosis is a great tool to help those wanting to quit drinking diet soda.
It seems so unfair. You trade from regular to diet soft drinks in attempt to lose or at least control weight gain. But the exact opposite happens. Sharon Fowler, MPH, obesity researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, reported on a nine year study of almost 500 adults over the age of 64 and found that daily diet soda drinkers had much larger increases in waist circumference than those who did not drink diet soft drinks. In fact there was a threefold increase in the circumference of the waist of diet soda drinkers.
Beyond the cosmetic results from diet soda drinking, there is a health risk. Since artificial sweeteners can interfere with glucose metabolism, it increases the risk for stroke, diabetes and heart disease. If you have been thinking about reducing the risk of these health issues and want to keep your belly flat and your waist trim, it's time to stop. If you need some help, hypnosis can help you stop drinking diet soda and BE WELL.