13. Diet soda
Just because it says “diet” does not mean is has any place in your healthy diet. Regular soda is horrible for you because it has absolutely no nutritional value and is packed with sugar. Diet soda still holds zero nutritional value, but cutting out the sugar and subbing in artificial sweeteners can lead to weight gain for a whole different reason. The fake stuff messes with our body’s ability to acknowledge the connection between sweetness and calories and can lead to stronger cravings later, and as a result—greater food intake.
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