Hi all, I know what you are thinking, but I need caffeine and I do not want all the sugars. I was that girl once. I was hooked on diet dew, then onto Coke Zero. Oh the bubbliness that slowly made it's way down my throat, coating every inch. It was sweet and delicious and oh so bad for me. I was constantly bloated, gassy and my face broke out HORRIBLY.
This article is really good and covers the basics of why diet soda is not your friend: http://msmorphosis.com/diet-soda
For some people for drink a reasonable amount (like one or two a day), diet soda does not effect them negatively. Some types of diet soda are even fortified with vitamins and minerals. But diet soda isn't a health drink or a easy way to lose weight. Switching from regular soda to diet soda may save you calories, some studies suggest that drinking more than one soda a day — regular or diet — increases your risk of obesity and related health problems such as type 2 diabetes. If you need a caffeine fix, drink a cup of coffee, it has antioxidants and is way better for you than soda is!