To get rid of your diet soda belly, give this 3-step plan from Dr. Mike Dow a try!
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.
Step 3: Eat Satiating Foods
Supplement your plant-based diet with foods that are satiating, which keep you full three times longer than average. These foods are also rich in fiber and include foods like white potatoes. An Australian study showed that potatoes kept participants satisfied for up to two hours after eating. Just make sure you’re not relying on French fries and deep-fried potato chips to get your potato fix.