“Sugar cravings get drastically reduced after our clients have quit drinking soda,” Moss says. “And if you’re a diet soda drinker, not only do sugar cravings get reduced when you quit, but often people find themselves naturally gravitating towards smaller portions,” she adds.
Diet soda can lead to over-consumption of other foods and it’s not better for you at all. “It tastes sweet, so our body prepares for the sugar it’s anticipating by beginning to spike blood sugar levels,” Moss says. “However, when ‘real’ sugar isn’t delivered, the body is still left craving the sugar it was originally promised. And that creates addictive cycles.” The result is eating more and weight gain, according to studies.