Do sugar-free and diet products make you look fat?
Posted Sep 29 2008 10:50pm
Secret: Sugar-free low-calorie products may make you look uh, fatter.
Remember: weigh t (that nobody wants) = fat that's been stored and water that's been retained.
OK here's the scoop.
Sugar-free, low calorie sweeteners typically use artificial sweeteners like aspartame, splenda or saccharin. (Read the label on anything lo-cal, sugar-free or diet - as in diet cookies- before you open your mouth.)
"When an artificialsweetener gets into your blood stream,your immune system's alarms go off. Among other things, your body starts retaining water.
"The water is used to escort the toxins out of your body, but often they get lodged in your tissue. Your body wants to flush the toxins, but when they don't go, your body continues to retain the water. Which makes it look fat and puffy. "Ergo, the more artificial sweeteners you put in your mouth, the more water your body retains to protect you from the risk of toxic effects. And the fatter you look. The body's reaction to artificial sweeteners is also a cause of ugly cellulite."