Dr.Mercola, a New York Times Best Selling author, wrote this extensive summary of multiple studies that all reveal artificial sweeteners to be diet losers in the end. Truly, if you were to just eat real food, I swear you would lose weight eating whatever you want! Why? Because your body would get all the nutrients it needs, thereby eliminating food cravings. Additionally, your body knows how to process real food. If you’re eating artificial sweeteners, you’re playing a mind-game. Mind-games with food are my personal enemy: this is why I never read calories or fat grams. If I could find it in nature, I will eat it, regardless of fat grams or calories. If it comes in a package with scientifically engineered ingredients, I will pass.
According to Dr.Mercola, artificial sweeteners:
- Stimulate your appetite
- Increase carbohydrate cravings
- Stimulate fat storage and weight gain (yikes!)
Click here to read the full article by Joseph Mercola D.O.
(Disclaimer- while Dr.Mercola is a top selling author who’s been featured on Dr. Oz, he has been criticized for his controversial stance on vaccines.)