October 22, 2014
deep fried cheeses sticks and ketchup cup
Wellness Tip

Can Diet Beverages Make You Overeat?

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

If you are overweight and drink diet beverages, don’t give in to the temptation to compensate for the saved calories by eating more food, especially sweet snacks. This is a common scenario, suggests a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health, which examined data from nationwide surveys.

It found that overweight or obese adults who drank diet beverages did not consume fewer total daily calories than those who drank sugary beverages, because they tended to get more calories from food, notably sweet snacks. In contrast, healthy-weight adults who drank diet beverages did consume fewer total calories on a typical day than did healthy-weight consumers of sugared drinks.