Remember: weight (that nobody wants) = fat that's been stored and water that's been retained.OK here's the scoop.
Sugar-free, low calorie sweeteners typically use artificial sweeteners like aspartame, splenda or saccharin. (Read the label on anything lo-cal, sugar-free or diet - as in diet cookies- before you open your mouth.)
And here's how they make you look fatter, according to Dr. Heidi (creator of the the ER weight control program):
"When an artificial sweetener gets into your blood stream, your immune system's alarms go off. Among other things, your body starts retaining water.---
"The water is used to escort the toxins out of your body, but often they get lodged in your tissue. Your body wants to flush the toxins, but when they don't go, your body continues to retain the water. Which makes it look fat and puffy.
"Ergo, the more artificial sweeteners you put in your mouth, the more water your body retains to protect you from the risk of toxic effects. And the fatter you look. The body's reaction to artificial sweeteners is also a cause of ugly cellulite."
* Next ER starts Sept 6 (5 week program). Dr. Heidi's Extreme Regime Weight Control program (multi-media) begins Sept 6 (First 15 only. For omnivores only this time.)
* Dr. Heidi designed a detoxing daily whole food multi, in case you're slow to get off the lo-cal, artificial toxic sweeteners.
*Get Dr. Heidi's free report: Did the Surgeon General Get It Wrong About Weight?