The vast majority of mainstream media is written for ignorant plebs by ignorant plebs.
This article on the virtues of Diet Coke does nothing to persuade me otherwise.
Very few people seem to realise that drinking Diet Coke instead of real Coke, will do very little in ones efforts to keep the fat off.
Surely that’s nonsense you say! Coke has way more calories – in fact Diet Coke has no calories at all!
Lets gets this straight: the primary reason real Coke is bad for you is because the extremely refined sugar hits your blood stream instantly, and in massive quantities. This causes your insulin levels spike massively; this then causes your body to turn on “fat storage mode”. I.e., you’ve just made your body hang onto all its fat stores that it possibly can – you have just made it very difficult for you body to use fat as fuel. Plus, of course, all that excess glucose in your blood stream will be stored as fat.
Diet coke – or more generally, fake sugar – stimulates much the same response in your body. Your body thinks its had sugar, and your insulin levels are raised. Hello “fat storage mode”! Ok, so there won’t be excess glucose from Diet Coke to store as fat, but any glucose currently in your bloodstream that your body can spare, will more likely be stored as fat.
So ok, strictly speaking Diet Coke is marginally better for you, in the fat fighting stakes. But not by much, and not nearly as much the average
idiot person on the street thinks it is.
And that is just one of the many reasons why we see so many fatties failing to lose weight, even when they think they’re trying.