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Diet Soda Weight Gain

Diet soda has been marketed as a weight loss product for years. Recently some studies have come out that have shown that diet soda can actually cause weight gain.

An email we were sent this morning is a pretty shocking example of how that new research may well be true:

"I have a couple of facts to share from my personal experiences regarding

I gained 80 pounds in 7 months when my Coke Zero addiction reached
2-liters a day. I had never drank diet soda before; but once I started, I
couldn't stop. I have since switched to sweet tea and stopped the diet
soda, and the weight gain has stopped (even though I'm now consuming more
real sugar). I am a 38 year old in perimenopause. My thyroid is normal
and overall health excellent.

Years ago, I broke the sugar addiction through abstinence. I cut out all
sugar and white flour, and in about 3 weeks, I lost the taste for anything
sweet. But a couple of days drinking sodas, and I was back to where I
started. What's weird is that the regular Coke tasted horrible at that
point, but I drank it anyway....makes no sense. It's almost as if I were
purposely self-sabotaging for reasons of which I'm not consciously aware."

There is a lot of stuff going on with this persons comment, but we did want to start a discussion on this very interesting subject.

When it comes to sugar addiction, we always say that sugar is a beast. There is a nutritional component, and when people radically increase their green vegetables, onions, mushrooms, beans, berries and seeds we consistently see that people start to get an upper hand on sugar and food addiction.

The psychological component is huge as well. Hypnosis is a proven tool. PoNR has been helpful for many.

For those of you who have "slayed this beast" can you share your tips and insights?


Sat. Dec 31, 7:01pm

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I gave up diet soda and it was the beginning of a 15 pound weight loss. I think diet soda is one of the worst things you can put in your body. It makes you crave sugar and has 0 health benefits.

Saturday, December 31, 2011, 7:06 PM

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A Cool Story Of Conquering Sugar Addiction (No Soda or Diet Soda!)

This is another email we were sent today, very relevant to the previous email we posted about gaining weight on diet soda:

"Hi Jackie,

I've lost 14.3 pounds using PeerTrainer's Cheat System.

When I first started using the Cheat System, the cravings for sugar and
wheat products were challenging. When I felt a craving, I stuffed myself
with vegetables. I cut out all refined sugar and gluten and reduced my
caffeine intake. After a few weeks, the cravings went away. I believe
eating this way helped me "detox" and satisfied this need "to fill myself
up". Needing to stuff myself is part of some kind of eating disorder I
have, stemming from years of being chubby, smoking cigarettes, using food
as love and stress releaser, yo-yo dieting, starvation diets, bulimic
behavior, etc.

I lost weight quite quickly. But then, gradually, due to some kind of
creeping denial brought on by friends telling me I was too strict and
perhaps due to emotional pressures, I made the mistake of adding gluten
(wheat products) and some sugar products back into my diet. I measured
them and kept them more or less under control, but I found myself
struggling with cravings again. I didn't gain weight, but I struggled

I think I am like an alcoholic... I can't even touch the stuff. As much as
I like the 3 bite dessert rule, for me it doesn't work, because I have an
addictive personality. One bite, and I'm out of the gate... I can't
control myself.

So, I think that sugar is an addictive product, much like alcohol or
drugs. I see it in my children. When I try to cut out sugar in my 7-year
old son's diet, he freaks. He becomes belligerent, defiant, and difficult
to handle. He acts like a drug addict needing a fix. The minute he gets
his sugar, he becomes an angel. This is a big challenge for me.

I live in Switzerland... so talking to a reporter would be difficult. But
you are welcome to use any of this information if you need to.


This is a good example of how a nutrient dense diet COMBINED with an elimination diet can help you get the upper hand when it comes to sugar.

Note the common theme here that it is nutrients, not diet products that actually help you lose weight.

For those of you looking for a copy of the cheat system, you can get it here:

PEERtrainer Cheat System (Free)


Saturday, December 31, 2011, 7:10 PM

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"No Desire For Sugar"

Here is the last email we wanted to post on this subject. This is another great example of someone learning that they can eliminate sugar from their diet, AND eliminate the desire for sugar.

Diet soda only feeds that desire, so that might be a part of the reason that diet soda consumption is related to weight gain in many people.

"I just completed the Cleanse and lost 8 lbs in the process. Additionally,
I learned that I can eliminate sugar from my diet. This has been my
biggest challenge over this 5 month quest to lose 20 lbs and lower my blood
glucose level. I kept see-sawing back and forth trying very hard not to
get back to the sugar binges I was prone to. So the Cleanse ended for me
last Friday night and so far - so good. I've been to a birthday party and
a holiday party and still no desire for sugar. In fact, I was tasting an
appetizer that was being served on a tray that I thought looked good.
After one bite, I knew it had sugar in and immediately discarded it
because it just didn't taste good. Way too sweet and cloying.

Another good thing I learned is that I am, at a minimum, gluten sensitive
(or maybe intolerant). Bottom line, within less than 24 hours after
introducing gluten back into my diet, I was beginning to feel my old aches
and pains again. It's back out and am pain-free once more. I haven't yet
tried eggs or dairy as I want to do this slowly.

The Cleanse was definitely the game changer for me. I had already begun to
primarily eat plant protein for my nutrition and way more vegetables and
fruit than I did before I started my membership at PEERtrainer. The weight
came off really well but I reached a plateau and stayed there until I
started the Cleanse. It was just what I needed to get me to my goal weight
and to identify exactly what might be contributing to the inflammation in
my joints.

I am 68 years old, have heart disease and was told that my blood glucose
had elevated to the pre-diabetic level. I'm anxious to re-test to see
exactly where I stand now that sugar has been eliminated. My fitness
trainer is really impressed with my progress and she uses me as model for
other seniors who think they can't make the change. In fact, one woman who
has just started fitness training has asked for a photo of me to put on her
refrigerator. She wants to have the vision of where she wants to be.
Many, many thanks to you, JJ and all the PT folks.


The PEERtrainer Cleanse builds upon the work we have done with the Cheat System, and you can learn more here:

PEERtrainer Cleanse


Saturday, December 31, 2011, 7:16 PM

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very helpful tips!

I'm on my 4th day of trying to be sugar free. Sometimes struggling but coping. Big thanks for this post.Surely helps me a lot and this makes me feel like I'm not alone on this quest. More power!

Saturday, December 31, 2011, 7:54 PM

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"I do think diet soda can make you crave more sugar"

This comment was just posted on the PEERtrainer Facebook Wall:

"I do think diet soda can make you crave more sugar. But unless chemically it's making your body gain weight (and that I don't know but I don't think it does), it's the person giving in to the cravings it creates and eating the junk that makes you gain weight. I lived on diet sodas for years and was always slim because I often ate very little.

Was it a horrid way to live-yes and was it healthy-no! I find the more plant based I eat, the better I feel and the need for that garbage subsides and as soon as I decide to have a little cheat w/junk food or a diet soda (I do love diet root beer) it just snowballs into really bad things and I feel horrible.

I'm hoping this is the year the diet soda and the junk food are just a thing of my past and I continue finding healthy things I love just as much."

Saturday, December 31, 2011, 8:04 PM

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To Diana:

It sounds like you and your son are both sugar sensitive. Sugar Sensitivity is an inherited biochemical condition that has predictable and specific effects on the brain and on a person’s behavior. What foods a sugar-sensitive person eats and when they eat them will affect them profoundly.

This website has a wealth of information:


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