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Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain

For those of us who are unsatisfied with our appearance, and there are always at least a couple of kilograms standing in our way, it’s difficult to get that annoying problem out of our heads. There is a ton of diets, magical potions, and different lifestyle tips which are suggesting different causes or different solutions for the problem we have.

However, you need to be very careful about those tips you actually decide to implement to your lifestyle and do a thorough research about whether they are really healthy for you. Something like artificial sweeteners is considered to be a harmless way of cutting down calories, isn’t it?

Another Effort to Lose Weight

When you want to get rid of extra kilograms, every single calorie counts. So, you’re probably familiar with how much of them your favorite cookie carries and how many of them you can eat per month. Introducing an artificial sweetener to your diet should be a way to give your food and drinks some taste so that you can actually enjoy them.

Zero Calories, Zero Gain?

However, 37 different studies that lasted for about ten years and followed more than four hundred thousand people show something different. Studies of these proportions which require a serious amount of effort actually showed that people who sweetened their drink once or twice a day using one of the artificial sweeteners didn’t lose weight.

Unfortunately, it’s right on the contrary. Those who used products like this regularly are more likely to develop a serious line of problems that go beyond harmless weight gain like obesity, different kinds of heart disease and diabetes.

In Conclusion

There isn’t a direct link between sweeteners and health problems. People who developed the conditions mentioned above usually lead hectic lifestyles with improper nutrition. However, it is true that sweeteners didn’t help the cause of losing weight – Canadian Medical Journal published a report which analyzed all of the thirty-seven studies.  


It is a necessity that you chose your weight losing means very carefully and be absolutely sure that they are functioning and that they won’t damage your health. In order to see the change you want on your body, you should insist on foods which are powerful nutrients and focus on an effective exercise routine.

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