Is diet soda ok on keto? | How artificial sweeteners affect weight loss

Is diet soda ok on keto? | How artificial sweeteners affect weight loss

July 24, 2019 7 By William Morgan


one question were asked all the time by
our community is if diet soda is okay to
drink on keto and today we’re gonna
answer it for you
Elisa here head chef at WarriorMade.com where we help our tribe members
meet their weight loss goals with
at-home exercise routines keto style
meal plans and recipes and our very own
supplement line you see health has
always been a big priority for me and my
family I’ve spent years researching the
best ways for people like you and me to
eat and live well all while being able
to enjoy the meals drinks and treats we
adore I’ve even written seven keto
friendly cookbooks for this very reason
so today you’ll learn where diet soda
fits into the mix what it’s made of if
it will help your weight loss goals and
if it has a place on a low-carb diet
like keto
you see at Warrior Made we believe in
eating natural and nutrient-dense foods
and we follow a cyclical kyoto style
diet which promotes low-carb eating most
of the time this can seem a little
daunting to those just starting out
because people often think how much they
will miss the sweet and sweet drinks
they love so much but no need to worry
about whether you’ll be able to eat
sweet on your keto journey stick around
until the end of this video and I’ll
tell you how to get my very own recipe
book with 77 delicious keto
friendly desserts that you can eat any
time while staying on track to losing
weight and in the meantime as promised
let’s explore how diet soda fits into
the keto diet first let’s do a quick
recap of what the keto diet is for those
just hearing about it or starting out
keto is a low carb high fat diet where
you’re eating around 75 percent fat 20%
protein and 5% carbs each day your body
enters a state called ketosis where you
use fat for energy instead of carbs so
where does diet soda fit on keto after
all diet soda is carb free well as it
turns out diet soda is a little bit of a
keto trixter remember when I mentioned
at Warrior Made we believe in eating
fresh healthy ingredients well alas diet
soda does not quite fit the bill let me
show you what I mean we can start with
the nutrition label you see the
ingredients in a bottle of diet soda are
carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame,
phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate,
natural flavors, citric acid, and caffeine,
rule of thumb it’s always a good idea
when reading nutrition labels to do a
little research on the words we can’t
even pronounce mainly because they’re
usually made in a lab rather than being
grown fresh somewhere on a farm and one
of those long hard to pronounce words
we’ll focus on today its Aspartame so
what the heck is Aspartame anyways well
it’s an artificial sweetener that you
find in diet sodas in popular sugar
alternatives like Equal and NutraSweet
and drumroll please here are the crazy
facts you may want to consider before
putting Aspartame in your body
Lets geek out for a second shall we?
Aspartame is made up of Aspartic Acid
and Phenylalanine which are both types
of amino acids, Aspartic Acid is produced
naturally in the body and Phenylalanine
is an essential amino acid which means
we get it from food it turns out that
studies show some people have neurologic
or behavioral reactions after consuming
Aspartame this may be because
Phenylalanine one of the amino acids in
Aspartame can be toxic for your brain
and other studies show that Aspartame
and diet soda
can also contribute to health issues
like seizures, kidney disease, depression,
heart problems, stroke, and dementia
okay so you may be getting the picture
that diet soda isn’t healthy but if
you’re still not convinced here’s
another reason to think twice about it
did you know that diet soda actually
prevents weight loss we know this is a
bit confusing how could a no calorie no
carb drink keep you from losing weight
well one reason is because it keeps your
taste buds hungering for sweets if you’re
drinking a lot of diet soda it’s sweet
taste will likely keep your brain
craving other sweet treats this creates
a cycle where you actually end up eating
more sugar the artificial sweeteners in
diet soda also change our guts
microbiome which may make us insulin
resistant and contribute to spiking
blood sugar levels okay so is there a
keto friendly diet soda in theory yes
diet soda fits the keto diet mold as
it’s no carb and sugar free but if
you’re looking to stay healthy and reach
your body transformation goals we
recommend staying away from the
sweeteners used to make it so when our
books it’s a no and in the Warrior Made
kitchen when something doesn’t get our
stamp of approval well you know what
that means
don’t despair though my friends removing
diet soda from your life doesn’t mean
that you have to stop treating yourself
to refreshing drinks and even to sweets
you’ll just need to do things a little
differently for some resources on how to
do this check out our video about keto
friendly sweeteners to see which you can
and can’t use for your baking and drink
sweetening needs and feel free to enjoy
keto friendly drinks like coffee or keto
butter coffee iced or hot tea keto Coco
keto protein powder smoothies low-carb
nut or alternative dairy drinks and even
certain types of alcohol in moderation
alright you’ve got our warrior made
answer on whether there is a keto
friendly diet soda and you’re equipped
with some healthier alternatives also
like I mentioned at the beginning of
this video I’ve written an entire
cookbook with 77 keto friendly desserts
for you to try out you can eat these
sweet treats regularly without being
kicked out of ketosis and while staying
on track with your weight loss goals all
you have to do to get your copy is click
the link at the end of this video now
I’d love to hear about how you’ve
replaced diet soda in your life let me
know in the comments below what
healthier keto friendly drinks and sweet
treats you’ve tried out and if you’ve
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thanks again for watching and I’ll see
you in our next video