The Effects of Water and Non-Nutritive Sweetened Beverages on Weight Loss During a 12-week Weight Loss Treatment Program
A groundbreaking new study on the role of diet beverages in weight loss was published in the June issue of the journal Obesity. The findings directly counter the internet myth that diet sodas cause weight gain, showing that they do in fact play an important and positive role in weight loss. To view the full study, see link above.
The authors of the study concluded both water and diet beverages are perfectly fine choices and both can help with weight loss. However, those who consumed diet beverages lost an average of 13 pounds – 44 percent more than the control group, which lost an average of 9 pounds. In fact, more than half of the participants in the diet beverage group — 64 percent — lost at least five percent of their body weight, an amount which has been shown to significantly improve health.