5 December, 2012 By Mary Vance, NC Leave a Comment A main issue with which my clients struggle is sugar addiction and wicked sugar cravings. 29 December, 2011 By Mary Vance, NC 2 Comments Do you drink diet sodas or use chemical sugar substitutes to avoid sugar and weight gain? Diet sodas may actually double your risk of obesity. Studies are showing that participants are 65 percent more likely to be overweight if they consumed one diet soda a day compared to if they drank none. 27 September, 2010 By Mary Vance, NC 2 Comments No discussion of nutrition or holistic living would be complete without addressing alcohol. 22 June, 2010 By Mary Vance, NC 2 Comments Remember that little pyramid you saw in grade school nutrition class? 14 March, 2009 By Mary Vance, NC 1 Comment Today I woke up and went to Safeway with the following goal in mind: eat processed food for a day and assess how I feel, a la Supersize Me.
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Looking at the graph you can see how much faster blood sugar is raised when taking artificial sweeteners. Blood sugar control disrupted by artificial sweeteners so the called DIET coke, should be renamed FAT COKE! Artificial sweeteners including aspartame have a significant role in terms of increasing appetite and therefore linked to obesity.
Blood sugar imbalances are associated with a host of symptoms and health problems, including type II diabetes, unexplained fatigue, extra weight around the middle and mood disturbances. One of the reasons for the rampant rise in type-2 diabetes is that the range for normal blood sugar is too high (1). Start by checking your blood sugar with a glucometer for at least a few days and under different conditions. If you’re only going to do one thing, then make sure to eat some protein at breakfast every morning. Some other ideas for a protein breakfast include: eggs (poached, scrambled, fried or in an omelette), a nut milk smoothie with berries and hemp seeds, fish, sprouted bread with nut butter, grilled tempeh, and leafy greens - sauteed or in a smoothie. If you’re eating well, but under a lot of emotional stress, it may cause high blood sugar. If your blood sugar is higher than the ideal numbers I mention above, there are supplements you can take that really help control blood sugar while you’re upgrading your diet. When you are stressed, the excess cortisol produced by the body is designed to help you run away from the threat! If you’re going to eat sugar, just be sure to eat some protein and add lots of salad, green vegetables, beans, and other low glycemic foods to the mix. Hungry For Change Mastery features the remarkable transformational stories of those that know what it's like to be overweight and sick and have been able to turn their life around.
I was checking out the recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and found this. We've all seen the headlines claiming that "Diet Soda Raises Diabetes Risk!" Even the American Diabetes Association is touting how diet sodas can lead to metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. This content is created for Diabetes Mine, a consumer health blog focused on the diabetes community. The content is not medically reviewed and doesn't adhere to Healthline's editorial guidelines.
Please note that we are unable to respond back directly to your questions or provide medical advice. Today, our D'Mine columnist and correspondent Wil Dubois takes a real close look at an essential component of our health that most of us never think about. The article we published about "going Paleo with diabetes" in 2013 has been one of our most-searched posts for the past three years. Our periodic correspondent Dan Fleshler is a New York-based writer, media strategist and longtime type 1. I try not to have it often, just for special occasions or those rare times when I'm really high and water tastes gross (you know what I'm talking about!) I cut down slowly and then started drinking water with lemon.
In the last few weeks I've almost entirely cut out diet soda - funny you mentioned the Crystal Light Pure stuff; I'm hooked on it! Clarification: I'm "addicted" only in the sense that I get cravings in the late afternoons when I'm at work.
Weird as it sounds, research seems to confirm that there is a significant correlation between drinking diet sodas and weight gain. Other than drinking water or cystal light, I found that sugar-free VITAZEST packets taste better and also have loads of Vitamins & minerals.
Unfortunately, in a nine year study of 9,500 men and women between the ages of 45 and 64, those who drank one or more diet sodas a day had a 34% higher risk of metabolic syndrome. If you are drinking one or more diet sodas a day, it’s time to stop and take a look at your overall diet. We’ve gotten smarter about soda since the days when it was considered an acceptable wash-down after an economical meal at McDonalds, or a sensible diet lunch (supplemented with a smoke). Drinking soda is an easy habit to fall back into — it’s everywhere, and it’s easy to consider diet versions to be a relatively harmless vice.
And while you’re trying to turn the tide on your soda consumption, rely on these protein shakes to see you through; rich, creamy and packed with filling protein, they’ll satisfy your sweet tooth in place of those beloved carbonated cans.
Cutting the calories from sugar-spiked soda is a no-brainer: At 150 calories a can, those can add up to serious poundage.
The acidity in soda is bad news for your digestive system, eroding tooth enamel and worsening acid reflux.
The caramel color in soda contains an artificially created phosphorus that can be bad for long-term bone health, says Smith. Before you pop open that Diet Coke, consider that the consequences of diet soda consumption include belly fat and elevated blood sugar levels. Diet soda drinks containing artificial sweeteners such as aspartame as a substitute for sucrose or fructose will ultimately make you fat, according to research presented at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego last month. In the expanding waistline study, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio’s School of Medicine examined data collected on 474 adults over 10 years by the San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA). Researchers adjusted their results for factors like diabetes status, leisure-time physical activity level and age.

Waistline growth is an important statistic because it involves belly fat—the worst kind of fat. The reasons why drinking diet soda makes you fat may be suggested by the aspartame study on mice presented at the ADA meeting.
The research presented at the June ADA meeting offered no definite conclusions as to why diet sodas increase belly fat and blood sugar levels, but other studies, including one reported on recently here, suggest that the taste of engineered chemicals such as synthetic fat substitutes and artificial sweeteners, combined with their lack of calories, short-circuit the connection between the body’s systems and the brain. A survey of people living in San Diego County has noted that old people seem to be happier, more satisfied with their lives, and show fewer symptoms of anxiety or depression than young people. The standard North American diet contains a lot of sugar from sodas, sweets, and desserts, and the high consumption of sugar is known to be a significant underlying cause of a number of serious and sometimes fatal diseases.
The sugar content is actually very similar in many fruit juices and sodas, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The average person doesn’t realize that fruit juice can be a big culprit behind their sugar problem; they assume that because it’s supposedly made from fruit, it must be good for their anti-aging diet. This common misperception may lead people to include more fruit juice in their anti-aging diet, which only further contributes to the problem of consuming too much sugar. Bianca Crisanti is a fitness and anti-aging expert, focused on providing practical and effective anti-aging strategies that are simple and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Bianca brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience in fitness and nutrition coaching for strength training, conditioning and weight loss. As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, Bianca is committed to encouraging and guiding others to become educated about their own body science so that they can be better equipped to build healthy habits they can maintain, set and achieve their own goals, and lead healthier, happier lives.
Experts estimate that 50 to 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this crucial mineral. The positive improvements I’ve seen in people (including myself!) after boosting magnesium levels are astounding, and the best part? Booze has been used since the beginning of time for religious, medicinal, and recreational purposes, but like any elixir, there is a fine line between its benefits and its potential to cause damage. I am a holistic nutrition consultant with a practice based in San Francisco, though I work with clients all over the world via Skype.
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But that claim a€” and other health claims like it a€” are also frequently debunked or dismissed.
Then I started having a little here and a little there, leading to back to an everyday habit earlier this month. It took lab rats saccharin to the equivalent of 3000 cans of Tab to cause cancer -- who drinks 3000 cans of soda a day?!
The study says Of course, the findings aren't directly translatable to humans, but the researchers think they're still meaningful.
There are many factors associated with this study and no one specific reason as to why drinking diet soda puts you in danger of metabolic syndrome, but one reason might be that artificial sweeteners are intense sweetness, thus enhancing our desire for sweet foods, and another reason may be that people think by drinking diet sodas that it will off set the high fat, high sugar foods they eat. But diet sodas are especially treacherous for your gut—and the far-reaching bodily systems it affects. Phosphorous is a natural chemical found in foods like beans and grains, but the mutant variety found in dark soda is like a dinner guest who refuses to leave. Findings in a pair of recent studies suggest the perception that artificial sweeteners are a healthy alternative to real sugar is an illusion created by marketing and advertising.
To find evidence of a link between drinking diet soda and body fat over time, SALSA subjects were examined at the time of their enrollment and at three subsequent follow-up exams.
Health risks such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic ailments grow right along with waistlines and belly fat.
An average piece of fruit contains natural sugar, but when these fruits are transformed into drinks, do you know how much sugar you are consuming?
For example, the energy density and sugar content are similar when comparing cola and apple juice.
The researchers conducted another survey with more than 2,000 participants, asking them to guess the sugar content of the soft drinks, fruit smoothies, and fruit juice in their anti-aging diet. After years of battling her own weight and unhealthy eating habits, she defined a clear goal and made a decision to make a change.
Now that I’ve shared this important information, I also want to offer ways for you to solve the puzzle.
If you’re in a rush, then a low-glycemic shake with protein, such as the Superfood Protein Blend is a good start. Since stress releases cortisol, and cortisol spikes blood sugar, you will find that undue emotional stress will spike your blood sugar. As an added bonus, over time, those with the stable blood sugar are the ones who lose their excess belly fat, too! Definitely something to consider if you are looking to make some healthy changes to your diet. This, and the exercise I'm getting, are making noticable differences in both weight and bgs. But there were many more alarms with aspartame, including the (very real) issues for people with phenylketonuria (PKU). Controversy developed when, in 1966, a study reported that some intestinal bacteria could desulfonate cyclamate to produce cyclohexylamine, a compound suspected to have some chronic toxicity in animals. So we had two diet experts tell us what happens to your body once you finally give up the colorful carbonated menace for good.
Another study showed that aspartame actually raised blood sugar levels in mice prone to diabetes. Each exam included measurements for height, weight and waistline, along with a report on each subject’s level of diet soda consumption.
However, the diet soda drinkers’ waistlines expanded on average a whopping 70 percent more than non-diet soda drinkers. Cola contains 105 kcal (kilo calories) and 26.5 g of sugar, and the “healthy” apple juice in your anti-aging diet has 110 kcal and 26 g of sugar. The study showed that the average participant underestimated the sugar content of fruit juice and smoothies by 48%, which means there’s a good chance they’re underestimating how much sugar is really in their anti-aging diet.

You can overcome cravings and avoid falling victim to the dessert tray or the 3pm vending machine itch with these easy tips.
I would drink it every day, if it didn’t contribute to severe anxiety and blood sugar instability for me. And incorporating even half of these tips will help you set the stage for better health on many levels. While, thankfully, I don't have PKU, my understanding was that aspartame could cause issues if one's kidneys were already stressed by pregnancy, kidney stones, kidney disease, or diabetes. I don't drink either, but when I do want a sugary-tasting drink I have some of the Safeway sugar-free drink mixes (Crystal Light knock-offs). The frequent drinkers—two or more diet sodas a day—had waistline growth 500 percent greater than non-drinkers. If you think fruit juices are always better for your anti-aging diet than sodas, think again!
In fact, the pomegranate juice had similar sugar content to a sparkling orange glucose drink. Your adrenal glands, situated atop the kidneys, are your body’s command and control center, regulating stress and sleep and sugar cravings, metabolism, and even female hormone balance.
And a lot of us consume a lot of diet soda, let's face it.These drinks are a mainstay for many of us PWDs thanks to their zero affect on our blood sugars. The released study was showing that eight out of 240 rats fed a mixture of saccharin and cyclamates, at levels of humans ingesting 350 cans of diet soda per day, developed bladder tumors. It causes a couple things to happen: The muscles in your stomach relax so you can take in food, and hormones are released. Meanwhile, fruit squash, a fruit smoothie, pure orange juice, and pure apple juice were comparable in sugar content to the cola drink, caffeinated energy drink, and the non-fruit flavored carbonated soft drink. You will be amazed at how effectively this quells the urge to reach for a candy bar or a donut. But there may still be cause for concern over some other important health issues.Right off the bat we should note that research into diet soda consumption and the stuff in them is still in its infancy. Of those I tend towards Propel fitness water when I can't find Ultima Replenisher (both of these are for electrolyte replacement during exercise).
That there may be things about diet pop that are not especially good for you -perhaps.Diet soda and weight gain, I think that is a huge stretch. Vintage makes a sucralose-sweetened lemonade-like beverage (also sold under Aldi's house brand) which I like to mix with seltzer.
I drink diet soda, and have lost 48 pounds over the last 5 years.I followed the diet I was given at Dx, which was about 180 grams of carbohydrate a day.
Unfortunately, Safeway doesn't make a Fruit Punch, so when I want that I buy Crystal Light. For normal drinking, it's water, seltzer (including flavored seltzers), or coffee (black, no sugar), or seltzer with a lemon squeezed into it (no sweetener). Here's what we found and we'll leave the final judgment up to you:Heart Health Risks + MoreIf you think you're off the hook with the whole "diet soda might be bad for you" debate just because you've already got diabetes, think again! I'll drink orange juice either to treat a low or (if it's fresh-squeezed) as a treat.FWIW, when I was a teenager, standard pig-out was monster bags of chips with two-liter bottles of Tab (our generation's Diet Coke). Research now indicates that those who consume diet soda daily are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. According to data presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in 2011, researchers studied 2,564 participants and found those who drank diet soda every day were at a 48% higher risk of having a stroke or other vascular incident than those who didn't drink it at all. As we've shared in our 411 series on diabetes complications, cardiovascular issues are nothing to mess around with when you have diabetes (of either type!).Now, this doesn't necessarily show causality, as Dr. Further studies, she says, are needed to show what exactly about diet soda is causing cardiovascular disease in these patients.
But research would indicate that diet sodas are not necessarily the best daily beverage choice for us PWDs, despite their null effect on blood sugars.Diet soda might not contain a PWD's nemesis, Sugar, but it does contain sodium, phosphate, and usually caffeine (unless you make sure to get caffeine-free). On the other hand, some experts think that many folks who drink a lot of diet soda are already overweight and are drinking diet soda to lose weight, and therefore are already at risk for hypertension, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.A bizarre thing worth noting is that in this study, which looked at folks who drank diet soda only versus those who drank regular soda only (as well as folks who drank both), researchers found that those who drank primarily diet soda were likely former smokers and had higher fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, and larger waistlines.
They also were likely to have metabolic syndrome (sort of a pre-curser for type 2 diabetes). Those who drank regular soda were more likely to smoke and also eat more carbohydrates, but ironically, they were less likely to have type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol.
Huh?To Drink or Not To Drink At the end of the day, all these studies really show are correlations in lifestyle habits, not necessarily cause-and-effect. We're not here to give medical advice, but the folks at Joslin Diabetes Center seem to think drinking diet soda in moderation is A-OK for now a€” moderation being the key word (are you listening, Scotty J?)Nora Saul, a CDE and Manager of Nutritional Education, writes on Joslin's blog, "If you decide to drink diet soda, do so in moderation and be careful of calories coming from other sources. And, if it's a choice between regular soda and diet soda for people with diabetes, the diet soda still wins, at least until we have some conclusive proof that it is dangerous."Quitting the Good StuffIt's no secret that the DOC is addicted to diet soda. But if the risk for cardiovascular problems and the chemical ingredients are enough of a reason for you to decide to call it quits, how do you do it?
Some folks actually claim that drinking diet soda can be come a full-fledged addiction!It's true that the addiction isn't quite as severe or health-damaging as nicotine, but research shows that the caffeine and the routine of drinking soda can really hook someone.there are various tips and methods for breaking any addiction.
Be sure you pick the approach that fits your personality, or you know this is going nowhere.- Replace it with another beverage. For some people (including myself), water can;" height="275" width="183">Crystal Light Pure (made with Stevia) or squeeze some lemon in. If you're craving the bubbly (carbonation), try substituting soda water or mineral water for regular tap water. It can give you the sensation that you're drinking something "more."- Arm yourself for withdrawal. If you're relying on diet soda for your caffeine fix, you may need to pop an ibuprofen to quell the headache.
And go to bed earlier.Do I sound like your mom yet?OK, so has anyone out there successfully cut diet sodas out of your life yet?

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