20 Reasons Why You Just Can’t Lose Weight Yet
Reason #8: You think ‘low’ sweeteners are healthy
Have you ever heard of non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS)? This term refers to all sweeteners which contain very few nutrients; you’ll often see them advertised in products as low carb, low calorie or sugar-free.
Many people opt for non-nutritive sweeteners simply because they think these ingredients are healthier than sugar.
Unfortunately, they can be equally unhealthy in the long run for weight gain and diseases. According to this study from the journal Nutrients, non-nutritive sweeteners can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes by deregulating blood sugar levels (much like sugar does).
Although research is still ongoing, the wisest decision to lose weight is to consume both sugar and non-nutritive sweeteners in moderation.