Do you drink Diet Soda? Do you CRAVE it? Here is why!!!
Doctors and researchers at Yale University have discovered an incredible link to this ONE SINGLE ingredient that is common in many drinks and fullness: how full you feel after having that particular drink.
Here are the details:
Researchers had people in the mid-20s drink two different types of beverages.
One of the drinks had the sugar called ‘glucose’ and the researchers noted that when people drank those drinks, they felt full after. The ‘desire’ center of the brain was satisfied with that drink. The people didn’t want another drink.
Now – Read THIS!
The researchers had the group drink a second beverage that contained ‘fructose’ which is a more common sugar that is in SO many foods.
When people finished those drinks, their brains didn’t read as ‘satisfied’ and the desire center of the brain was not turned off.
Let me tell you what that means!
That means that if you have a drink with a lot of fructose (sodas, juices, etc) than you don’t feel full. Not at all. Instead, your body says MORE MORE MORE.
This is why if you’re, for example, a Diet Coke drinker, you probably don’t drink ONE per day, you have three. Or more.
How Can We Fix It?
The answer is to cook more at home – to read labels – and to avoid items with ‘fructose’ or ‘high-fructose corn syrup.’
Going Even Further
Furthermore, we need to turn off that trigger in our brains that CRAVES that soda once and for all. That takes willpower and training, both of which are hard to come by – and hard to stick to!
To keep myself on track, I use the Enjoying Weight Loss program by the Hypnosis Network. It helps me to reduce cravings, to limit my portions, and it is super easy to use.
And put down that soda!
To your happiest 2013,