WEIGHT LOSS TIP: Millions of people drink diet sodas believing that they will help them lose weight and if you are one of these people then stop drinking such beverages because they not only will not help you to lose weight but they may actually cause the exact opposite effect of what they claim and cause you to gain weight and have a larger waist. In a recent research study presented in 2011 at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association(ADA) by Epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (Source: San Antonio Express-News) it was revealed that people who drink diet sodas actually have much larger waist sizes(an average of 70% larger) than people who do not drink diet sodas. In another study presented at the same meeting about artificial sweeteners contained in products like diet sodas it was speculated that the negative impact upon blood sugar levels by artificial sweeteners like aspartame is the most likely reason for increased waist sizes and weight gain by people who regularly consume diet soda beverages. The first study was conducted over ten years and involved 474 people and the researchers themselves said in commenting on their research that there was a "dramatic difference" between the people who drank diet sodas compared to those who did not. The message here is very clear, diet soda beverages are a complete fraud in terms of helping people lose weight and should be avoided like the plaque if you want achieve any real weight loss.