Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Unintentional Experiment

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I would say it's been about six months now since I have bought  (or drank) any diet drinks. The more I have been reading about them, the more I realize that they just aren't healthy for you. And so I have decided that I will not buy them for myself, or for my family, anymore. I decided that if we are going to eat or drink something sweet, it is going to be the genuine stuff. 

And then on Friday night, I needed to take drinks to a get-together. I absent-mindedly grabbed two gallons of Swiss tea and went on my merry way. It wasn't until after the evening was over (and I had already drank a nice tall glass of the Peach flavored tea) that I realized the word diet was on the label. 

Fast forward to Saturday. Now, before I continue, please note that this is a completely unofficial experiment. I do not have any proof. Instead, I am speculating... 

You see, I have been working really hard to lose some weight. And, thus far, I have found my hunger fairly easy to control. It's been difficult but not impossible. Until yesterday. Yesterday I was STARVING all day. I could not seem to satisfy my hunger.

Now it could have been my hormones. That is possible, as they are fairly unpredictable right now. 

BUT, the other thing I couldn't help but remember is that I had had diet tea the night before. Could that have possibly been the culprit of my insatiable hunger? 

I don't really know, but the possibility of that cause and effect was enough to ensure that I will not be drinking any more diet drinks. 

Has anyone else noticed a correlation between diet drinks and hunger? 


  1. Hello,
    I think it has to do with how the "false sugar" affects your body- it gives your hormones a different reaction than even to "real sugar". I read somewhere that high fructose corn syrup interferes with your hormones signals to your brain that tell it when you're full- causing you to eat more even though you are satisfied. I'm not sure what was in your tea, but if it was aspartame or some other artificial sweetener, I imagine that your body would have had a reaction to it, especially if you are trying to eat pure, natural foods. Just my two cents! :-)

    1. Yes, that is what I was thinking, too! Thanks for the confirmation:) not sure what was in the tea but, needless to say, I won't be drinking that again right away!