Episode 059: Soda And Fat Loss

Jun 18, 2015

In today’s episode we’re talking about soda and sugar-sweetened beverages. We talk about the composition of soda and how it is designed to make us want more and more and we talk about the impact of that much sugar on our health and fat loss.

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Soda Facts:

Serving Sizes through the years

  • 1915 6.5 oz bottle
  • 1955 10 oz bottle
  • 1960 12 oz can
  • 1992 20 oz bottle (2.5 servings)
  • Now 44 oz big gulp

The Ingredient Impact:

  • Caffeine is a stimulant and diuretic
  • Sodium makes you thirsty (this is compounded with dehydration or water loss)
  • Sugar covers the taste of sodium
  • Sugar leads to dopamine surge and energy. This dopamine surge is adaptive – you need more and more to get the buzz over time
  • Sugar also leads to leptin resistance (making us feel less and less satisfied or full even with food)
  • Phosphoric acid impairs calcium absorption and utilization

Great (long) video lecture: Sugar, The Bitter Truth

Sugary Drinks and Fat Loss Facts Sheet + Research

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Artifical Sweeteners

How To Make Fat Loss Easy

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