People consuming low-calorie sweeteners may overcompensate by eating more than they otherwise would.
The disconnect between sweetness sensations coming from our tongue, and the lack of a caloric feedback loop in the gut, may result in overeating.
In both Aspartame-Induced Fibromyalgia and Diet Soda and Preterm Birth, some concerns were raised about the artificial sweetener aspartame. But, erythritol was given a pass in Erythritol May Be a Sweet Antioxidant. I’ll go through the other two potential harms arising even from harmless, low-calorie sweeteners in Neurobiology of Artificial Sweeteners and Unsweetening the Diet.
For more context, check out my associated blog post: How to Gain Weight on Diet Soda.
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