The 3-Step Plan to Lose Your Diet Soda Belly

To get rid of your diet soda belly, give this 3-step plan from Dr. Mike Dow a try!

The 3-Step Plan to Lose Your Diet Soda Belly

If you drink multiple cans of diet soda on a regular basis, you’re likely familiar with the “diet soda belly” phenomenon, where extra fat accumulates around your waist. Studies have shown that ironically, diet soda can cause weight gain, due in part to the artificial sweeteners which can trigger additional sugar intake. But if you’re addicted to diet soda, it can be difficult to stop drinking it. Find out how to cut back on your diet soda habit without going cold turkey with this plan from Dr. Mike Dow.

Watch: The Link Between Diet Soda and Belly Fat


Step 2: Tackle Belly Fat

To battle belly fat, start eating more fibrous foods. Soluble fiber, especially viscous fiber helps the body absorb more nutrients. Plant-based foods all contain viscous fiber, which includes asparagus, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, turnips, apricots, mangoes, and oranges.

Watch: Why You Should Look to Vegetables for the Greatest Source of Fiber

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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