“Why are we so fat? Americans enjoy one of the most luxurious lifestyles on Earth: Our food is plentiful. Our work is automated. Our leisure is effortless. And it’s killing us.”
– Cathy Newman, National Geographic Senior Writer
Becoming overweight doesn’t happen overnight.
Day by day and week by week, we eat or drink a little more than our bodies need for daily energy, growth and physical activity. No matter what the food or beverage is—sugar-free, fat-free or not— unnecessary calories get stored as fat. Over time, the stored fat accumulates and your weight increases.
Basically, more is coming in than going out.
So, before you tear open that little colored packet of diet sweetener and stir it into your coffee, ask yourself this question:
Do diet sweeteners really help you lose weight, or do you eat more and gain weight in the long run?
According to the research, there is no clear-cut evidence that sugar substitutes help people lose weight. These days, more and more data suggests that these chemical sweeteners may actually stimulate appetite.
It’s time to admit that there is no free ticket to eating all the sugar-free products you desire without paying the high price of harming your body in the long run. The “technology of foods” (artificial sweeteners and manmade foods) has gone too far, and they will not secure eternal health, beauty, slimness, or youth.
Laboratory chemicals are not the answer.
This article will “wake you up” more than that mug of java you’re holding. But don’t despair – there are plenty of safe alternatives to keep life “sweet.”
Do Diet Sweeteners Make You Fat?
Yes because they trick your body and don’t feed it what it needs.
You stay hungry, so you eat more. Chemical diets are unnatural, and when the body is hungry, it wants to be fed nutrients —not fed chemicals, but whole foods with natural vitamins and nutrients to fuel it. Fake foods are what I refer to as “prosthetic food” because a prosthesis looks like the real thing, such as a false tooth, but there is nothing inside of it—it’s not real.
So it is with ALL fake foods. They may look like real food and taste like real food, but there is nothing inside for the body to feed from to maintain health.
Several things happen when the body is fed diet chemicals:
- It begins to hoard whatever “real” food it does receive in the form of fat – it thinks it’s starving and stores food for later use;
- Many artificial food chemicals penetrate the brain and get stuck there, acting “out of control” once inside. They are toxic to the brain, and they upset the normal function of the pineal gland, the hypothalamus and your nerve centers, sending scrambled signals to your body organs; Illness, hormone imbalances, loss of libido, and weight gain can result;
- They stimulate the hunger sensation, but do not satisfy your appetite. So, you remain hungry, and you eat more.
Diet sweeteners ARE a real problem.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
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