David Zinczenko, author of Eat It To Beat It!, explained why diet soda is actually so unhealthy, despite its deceptive lower calorie appeal.
The issue with diet soda is that the artificial sweeteners used are actually 200-300 times sweeter than natural sugar.
“This sets you up with a crazy sweet tooth,” David explained. “This conditions your body to think that all sweet foods are coming into your stomach, so the pancreas starts releasing insulin. Now you’ve got all this insulin trying to run around and figure out what to do,” he said.