Are Diet Carbonated Drinks Actually Dietary? According to a new study for the past year, sales of low-calorie, as well as those that do not have calories, decreased by 7%, and ordinary carbonated beverages - by 2%. 
 
The exact reason for these statistics remains a mystery, but researchers believe that people are increasingly realizing that the consumption of such drinks does not bring any health benefits. Even more so if we strive to lose weight .
 
Several studies in recent years have disproved the theory that low- calorie fizzy drinks do not help you gain weight . A study presented at a scientific meeting of the American Diabetes Association in 2011 shows that the exact opposite statement is true - carbonated diet drinks actually contribute to overweight .
 
There are several theories about how these drinks achieve the adverse effect. According to one of them, artificial sweeteners deceive not only the palate but also our brain . When we taste something sweet, our body "expects" to receive calories, which, however, the drink does not contain. 
 
 
In response, the metabolic system begins to process the sugar that is already circulating in the blood, turning it into fat, "thinking" that the newly supplied sugar will be used as a source of energy . Another process can be reached - to burn the circulating sugar in order not to form an accumulation. 
 
However, since the drink consumed does not contain sugar, and the body has "burned" the available, we may feel the urge to eat something sweet. 
 
It is also possible that the lack of calories in diet carbonated drinks leads to weight gain for psychological reasons. People feel dissatisfied with the drink consumed and start eating more to compensate.
 
The solution is to give up fizzy drinks and focus on water.