October 17, 2013

Diet soda and weight gain

I hate that the title of this blog post will get me more hits than most of the very fascinating things I write about... but then again: hello, Internet, nice to see you!

I want my readers to check out a post by my friend, Lori, the author of Drop It and Eat, about diet soda and looking at research critically.

Diet Soda Causes Weight Gain?

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Laura! And for the record, I share your sentiment about the title. But I realize we've got to meet readers where they're at in order to help change their thinking. Thanks for helping me do so.

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  2. Kind of reminds me of reports on yo-yo dieting effects - all the weight one loses is likely to come back, and 80+% of the time one ends up weighing more than one did to begin with. My nutritionist called this a fear tactic. Who would trust recovery with this kind of stuff floating around popular media? Not sure if yo-yo dieting is perceived by the body in the same way as are restricting and refeeding, though. In the latter case we see edema and hypermetabolism.

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  3. Exactly on the comparison to yo-yo dieting. On whether re-feeding after restricting I think we're talking about far more acute malnourishment than dieting. Dieting is usually just a temporary decrease in calories and the rebound is slow. With re-feeding to regain weight from restriction the deficit is usually large and edema and hypermetabolism are from rapid increase (appropriate, of course).

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  4. If there is such a thing as recovery from dieting, I wonder how many people would opt for it with all this info or possibly disinfo about that effect. I don't believe in censorship if it is valid info, though.

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  5. Maybe they should emphasize that dieting is unhealthy for OTHER reasons besides, "Oh, you might get FAT!!!"

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  6. It took not looking for it to find it. Hope this is accurate.

    http://www.barbellsandbeakers.com/2012/07/04/does-your-metabolism-ever-recover-from-having-an-eating-disorder/

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