Forget the idea that diet soda is a good alternative to the regular stuff if you’re trying to lose weight.
A recent study published in theAmerican Journal of Public Healthreveals that overweight or obese adults who regularly drink diet soda end up consuming more calories than overweight adults who drink regular soda or other sugary drinks.
Compensation, satiety cues
Why would diet soda be associated with eating more? It has to do with compensatory behaviors and hunger cues, according to Sara Bleich, PhD, associate professor with at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and lead author of the study.