Why Diet Soda Makes You Fat — With Thomas DeLauer

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What’s up guys Thomas here today to tell you the truth about how these so called “diet” sodas are really effecting your weight loss efforts…

And the truth is, they’re moving you backwards instead of forwards when it comes to improving the shape of your body.

Now these drinks are calorie free, which technically should help people lose weight and prevent sugar-related diseases…

1:10 – However, the evidence for these beverages having any use is completely nonexistent. Which brings me to my first terrible aftermath from drinking diet sodas, side effect #4: Metabolic syndrome.

1:29 – There is a lot of evidence supporting the fact that regularly drinking diet sodas can actually cause what researchers call “Metabolic syndrome”… Which is a series of risk factors that can lead to diabetes, stroke and in extreme cases, heart attacks.

1:50 – Now this condition is defined as having or experiencing at least 3 of the following symptoms – excessive belly fat or clinical obesity, high blood pressure, high fasting glucose (those with sugar-packed diets), high triglycerides and low amounts of your body’s good cholesterol.

Drinking “calorie free” beverages instead of sugary ones does not appear to be helpful against the metabolic syndrome.

2:03 – In fact, looking at the research, sugar is really not the only culprit that is affecting your health like the mainstream media is making it appear… And just because diet sodas are “sugar free”, it doesn’t mean that they are healthy…

2:21 – In a study published in the journal Circulation in 2008, which followed 9,514 people for 9 years, drinking artificially sweetened beverages was associated with a 34% greater risk of developing the metabolic syndrome.

2:50 – Now onto side effect #3: There is an association between diet soda and depression.

3:30 – Nutrition and dietary experts are relating these findings to once again, the myriad of chemicals and synthetic ingredients found within diet drinks.

4:00 – Side effect #2: Drinking diet soda increases your risk for diabetes.

4:50 – Now, as everyone knows, the past decade of health surveys have revealed massive increases in populations develops diabetes… This disease is highly associated with obesity and sugar consumption, so most believe that replacing sugary beverages with calorie-free drinks would help…

5:17 – But according to the reports – it’s quite the opposite.
A study of 6,814 individuals aged 45-85 years, daily consumption of diet soda was associated with a 67% increased risk of type II diabetes. In another French study, women were studied for 14 years and it was found that women who consumed the most diet drinks had a 121% greater risk of developing type II diabetes.

5:46 – I hate to be the barer of bad news – especially because the main reason people switch to diet drinks is to cut back on calories in order to lose weight… However, the numbers don’t lie people.

6:15 – And now, the final side effect. Drinking diet soda can actually make you fat.

6:38 – There are even many short-term trials that show that artificial sweeteners can increase appetite and food intake in the short-term compared to sugar.

6:50 – So the take away here guys is to not to choose between diet and regular soda – it’s to forego both. Instead, try drinking unsweetened beverages like coffee, tea, mineral water or 100 percent fruit juice… Or better yet, stick to plain, old water!

Thank you guys for watching!

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  1. Archers N Anglers on October 11, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Ok being lean and healthy are very important. But the fact is:: this guy and others like him need to get a hobby other than devoting their lives to looking like that. Super lame!! Is this your way of getting women? Are you that insecure that you need to have more muscles than everyone else in the room? What is it?

  2. Ryan Ventura on October 11, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    how about zero sugar vitamin water

  3. Horace Moon on October 11, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Mr. Thomas I drink a bit of french vanilla coffe-mate daily on my morning coffe and I started working out, can the french vanilla coffe mate affect my results? should I drink my coffe black? please advice

  4. Eric Hui Athletics on October 11, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    The take away is cravings can be reset in a couple days

  5. Salvatore Hayes on October 11, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Well That’s Scary About Getting Diabetes. I’m On A Water Fast. Day 11 And I Decided To Drink A Diet Soda Becasue It Has 0 Calories And Small Amount Of Sodium. Boy Did I Come Alive And Motivated. I Thought The Label Was Misleading And the Soda Had Calories But It’s The Fake Sugar That Triggered Insulin. I Will Say I Went From Laying In Bed Feeling Extremely Tired All Day To Getting Up And Doing All Kinds Of Work Around The House. Truly Insane How Much Energy And How Much Better I Felt After Drinking S Diet Soda… But The Insulin Resistance Developed Over Time Has Me Terrified. I Never Drink Soda I’ve Always Been Drinking Water And Eating Salads 247. I’ve Lost 75Lbs In 4 Months And Can Keep The Weight Off.

  6. Melani L. on October 11, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Whey protein also has artificial sweeteners and you still drink it. Explain how I drink diet coke every single day and I’m still ripped and shredded, explain it, come on 😉

  7. RagingRejectTV on October 11, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I lost 80 pounds with diet soda. Didn’t drink water. Drank diet tea too. I got another 80 to go. I’m doing intermittent fasting with water. Finally after years of trying to get used to the taste. I’m finally okay with it. And already in the last year limited soda. I’ve been on and off my diet for months. It’s time to go even harder. Might go back on low carb soon and see if I can reverse diabetes which I haven’t been tested for but my brain fog don’t lie. It’s brutal and the reason I want to get healthier. Slowly but surely learning to eat less processed foods and more fruit and less sugar and carbs.

  8. Essi Shah on October 11, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Diet Coke 0 calories no impact on insulin = no weight gain

  9. Somebody 85353 on October 11, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Did you know that there’s a soda alternative called Zevia? Look it up.

  10. CyberRonin on October 11, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    A lot of triggered soda drinkers in here. If you think diet soda is a healthier choice, you’re a moron.

  11. Dirkschneider on October 11, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Why don’t you link to the actual scientific reports. I’d like to see for myself because this goes contrary to my experience and research I have read myself that says that there has been no negative symptoms associated with aspartame. I’m drinking about 8 cans of diet soda a day and I have no problem losing weight and it helps me kill hunger.

  12. Churmander on October 11, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    jus bought cases of Cherry Coke Zero.. ugh facts hurt

  13. Matt Mccegan on October 11, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Bro science much Tommy? Lol

  14. Organica on October 11, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Maybe it causes depression because rip Gosu

  15. Zeus ___ on October 11, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    ive noticed when i have a diet soda my tricep fat and some other places like to come out but when im eating healthy none of that happens

  16. Tran Duy on October 11, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you, good information, I subscribed

  17. gg_no_re on October 11, 2020 at 8:28 pm


  18. Wet Hook Fever on October 11, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Then why does stevia not spike insulin and raise your blood sugar when it hits your tongue? 🤔

  19. Your Method on October 11, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Love your videos! I really hope MORE PEOPLE would WATCH this and knew this! Thanks!!

  20. The Casual Bear on October 11, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    The ONLY thing that makes you gain weight is a calorie surplus, diet soda doesn’t have calories, so it doesn’t make sense

  21. Cornholio Lord of the harvest 316 on October 11, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Diet pop gave me depression

  22. Liam Jenkins on October 11, 2020 at 8:39 pm


  23. thomas leo on October 11, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    this why I laugh at people who buy diet coke talking about they on a diet lol

  24. Chris Erickson on October 11, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Keep up the good work. You won’t be sorry when you get older ("in your 60’s"). Thanks for the video, nice job!

  25. Sebastian Valencia on October 11, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Wow! I’m not sure which is worse, the grossly inaccurate information or the constant change in camera angles

  26. უწმინდური მამაო ღორმენ on October 11, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    sixpackshortcuts? wait i have heard this name 2000 years ago when mike chang was terorrizing youtube

  27. shloimy capland on October 11, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    The third reason he gave was debunked 2 years after this video

  28. TheCornSnake99 on October 11, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Well maybe 3 litres of Diet Coke a day isn’t the best thing, Great video!

  29. Bill Zardus on October 11, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    We very seldom drink a whole can of soda with a meal, so we both
    stopped drinking soda from 12 oz (355 ML) cans and now drink
    16.9 oz (500 ml) bottles of soda so we can put the twist caps back on,
    and put half back in the fridge, so we can finish the soda the next day.
    Most people feel obligated to finish a can, once the pop tab is opened.
    Reusing the twist caps keeps a bottle of soda from going "flat".
    I tend to drink more instant coffee (with milk & no sugar)
    and fruit juice to further reduce my consumption of sugar.
    Delaware County, PA

  30. Jacob Bowden on October 11, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Who else watching while drinking Diet Coke

  31. Tony Jax on October 11, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Have what you want! In moderation. I cut out full sugar drinks 6 months ago and have lost nearly 2 stone along with working out.

  32. aztecgladiator13 on October 11, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I lost a pant size went from 40 to 38 and a shirt size 2XL to XL switching to diet coke cause I drank a lot. But I also ran half a mile a day.

  33. Dead Eyes89 on October 11, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Hodgetwins would disagree… 😂😂

  34. Anthony on October 11, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Anybody who believes this crap that Diet Coke makes you fat or it releases insulin in your body ot tricks your body bla bla bla is retarded. And so is the person saying those things. Diet Coke HAVE ZERO CALORIES No sugar = No insulin response = no weight gain. People like you really piss me off.

  35. kung Few on October 11, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Does this mean when Monk fruit sweetener hits my tongue my brain sends these negative signals to my pancreas also?

  36. Lilly V on October 11, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    So how about stevie or sucalose

  37. Roberto Martin on October 11, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    god bless you my friend . I am a 53 year old guy with type 1 diabetes . I am now coming to realize that diet soda is really bad . Thank you for taking it home for me .

  38. TinfoilHatGirl on October 11, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    I agree in that regard that I want to highly reduce my diet coke intake but more because it is just a chemical concoction that cannot be healthy. But the mentioned arguments are way too vague and contradict other people’s real life experiments like measuring your blood sugar after drinking diet coke and such.

  39. Darius Wilson on October 11, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    diet Pepsi helped me big time curb my sweet tooth just don’t drink it all day one 16 oz once a day is fine.Plus ZERO calories.

  40. Billy Batson on October 11, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    But when I test my glucose after drinking a Diet Coke, my numbers stayed the same.

  41. Gene Lariv on October 11, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Explain how I lost over 100+ pounds while drinking Coke Zero lol This is total bs. Its what fat ppl chose what to eat for fatty foods with their diet sodas. I dieted with Coke Zero and like I said. This is nonsense.

  42. L K on October 11, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Funny thing is how you demonize aspartame and artificial sweeteners in diet coke yet you don’t have a problem with consuming artificial sweeteners in your whey protein. This video is pure bro science bs. I really hope nobody will believe in these lies.

  43. Trainer Red on October 11, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Everyone yeah diet soda probably ain’t the best option sure but I know it beats drinking regular sodas loads of empty calories

  44. An Atheist on October 11, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Look at a youtber ‘Ales Lamka’, this guy drinks diet soda but look at his body. Doesn’t look fat to me

  45. BRYAN HOUSE on October 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Actually, alot of what he is saying, … I actually doing and my body responds exactly as he described!

  46. Dj Yamz on October 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    I drink zero sugar coke every day and I’m shredded asfuck homie

  47. Nader CR on October 11, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I love the fact that Pepsi Max is my favorite, then i won’t have to feel so bad all the time. I don’t really drink anything else ecxept for water and milk

  48. Melani L. on October 11, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    This is some hardcore bro science out there

  49. m1ghtysauc3 on October 11, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Step number one for me was kicking the soda habit a year and a half ago. Nothing but water.

  50. 走的很慢 on October 11, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    you are a helpful+effective coach.

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