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Why Soda Is Bad For Weight Loss

Weight-Loss Tip: Stop With the Soda

Drinking soda is one of the easiest ways to sabotage weight-loss progress. This sticky, sweet substance offers little in nutrients, but a lot in sugar. Even if you only drink diet cola, there are health risks, too, including type two diabetes and stroke. If you're not convinced about the internal benefits of giving up soda, you may be surprised that the daily habit has been linked to weight gain.

Studies have shown that individuals who drink two diet sodas a day or more had waistlines that were 500 percent larger than the nondrinkers. But if you just love the effervescence of carbonated soda, you don't have give up all the bubbles. Instead, choose sparkling water with a squeeze of fresh lemon for extra detox power. For those worried about quitting cold turkey, try Dr. Oz's 28-day soda-quitting plan to ensure your success.

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Please edit this post. The study did not show that people who drank 2 diet sodas a day had waistlines 500 percent larger than those who don't... I know we have an obesity problem, but this is not a believable statistic. (How many people do you know who are 120+ inches around?) It said that over the 9.5 years of the study, everyone gained weight. The waistlines of people who drank 2 or more diet sodas grew 500% more than the waistlines of those who did not drink the sodas. For example, this would be like the non-soda drinkers grew an inch fatter while the soda drinkers grew 5 inches fatter, which is much more believable than people being 500% larger).
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