Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WFMW - No Diet Sodas When Dieting

This week's What Works for Me theme is What DOESN'T work for me. And since this is the beginning of a new year when many people are making resolutions and at least half of those (yes a statistic I just made up) are weight loss, I thought I would share a weight loss tip.

I will start off immediately by saying this: I need to lose weight. It's no secret. Not to you or to me. However, I have successfully lost a lot of weight in the past. My failure is not in the losing, but in the keeping it off. So I will not try to give you a tip on keeping weight off. You're on your own there. But I can give you a hint on how to lose weight.


I know--you've heard it all before. And then you downed a diet soda because hey--it has zero calories too and it tastes much better (matter of opinion, I say).

I will tell you though, while I was (successfully) dieting, my weight loss was always slowed by diet sodas. They introduce lots of chemicals into your body and for me...made me retain water, thus preventing (or at least slowing) weight loss.

Water doesn't do this. In fact, it helps immensely to pass right through you and take some of that bad stuff with it. Hooray for a cleaner body!

So today's What DOESN'T Work for Me is Diet Sodas when dieting. They just don't do a good job. So suck it up and go with water. I promise you'll be glad you did!

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  1. Great advice...I think I have been in denial about this one. I'm going to give it a try though and cut it out! I'm sure it will make a difference.

  2. Those chemicals in the soda do more than just retain water. I think it's the sodium (where soda gets its name, I think) that does that. But I heard that the artificial sweetener is a poison that your body has a hard time getting rid of, so it stores it. In fat. Which also explains why losing weight causes some people to feel worse (for a while, as their bodies detoxify).

    So on the rare occasions that I sip a soda, I sip the sugary stuff. But then, I don't really like soda. It makes me burp, and I don't like to burp!

    Yes, water IS the best weight loss beverage!

  3. Ugh. I didn't want to read this. ;)

  4. I know, Ladies. This fact is hard to swallow (along with the water, according to some people), but it is unfortunately true. You CAN lose weight drinking diet sodas, but you have to work much harder. I read it and didn't believe it. Then I lived it and was convinced.