The Truth About Zero Calorie Diet Drinks
If I’m trying to lose weight, I should opt for calorie free drinks like diet coke/coke zero right?
This is not quite true...
They are strong dopamine stimulators - meaning that they activate reward circuits in the brain: i.e. they make you FEEL GOOD.
Isn't that a good thing?
Nope. This feeling triggers cravings for more. These cravings don’t just stick to the diet coke, they extend to all things which simulate that same pathway - carbs, fatty, salty foods (basically all processed foods), alcohol, caffeine etc.
These cravings also have the ability to override your normal bodies signals telling you that you’re full - so you will also eat more. Remember, artificially sweetened drinks have a 47% higher risk of increasing BMI.
Don't be fooled!
The food industry literally has something called the ‘Bliss point’ of foods that they aim for - this is the amount of sweetener/fat etc that causes the highest dopamine release in consumers!
Lots of love,
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