What if what you thought was bad, wasn’t? What if what you had been told would lead to weight gain actually led to weight loss?
It’s been shown that losing 5% of body weight can significantly improve a person’s health including lowering risks for:
• Heart disease
• High blood pressure
• Type 2 diabetes
And on May 27, 2014 a groundbreaking new study released by the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and published in Obesity, the journal of The Obesity Society showed that diet soda actually aided in participants weight loss.
In a 12 week study that included 303 participants, study participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups: those who were allowed to drink diet beverages, such as diet sodas, teas and flavored waters (we’ll call them Group A) or those who were in a control group that drank water only (Group B). With the exception of beverage options, both groups followed an identical diet and exercise program for the duration of the study.
Here are the results:
Average Weight Loss
Group A = 13 pounds (44% more than Group B)
Group B = 9 pounds
Percentage of Body Weight Loss
Group A = 50% lost at least 5% of their body weight
Group B = 43% lost at least 5% of their body weight
In addition to losing 44% more weight than the Group B, the diet beverage drinkers also:
• Reported feeling significantly less hungry
• Showed significantly greater improvements in serum levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – the so-called “bad” cholesterol
• Saw a significant reduction in serum triglycerides
So that’s the science. What do you think now? Is diet soda still an enemy or a misunderstood friend? Looking for break room service in your New York City office? Call Champion Vending today at (800) 558-5450.
All data was collected from an article published on vendingmarketwatch.com. To read the full report visit: http://www.vendingmarketwatch.com/news/11487948/diet-beverages-shown-to-play-positive-role-in-dieters-weight-loss?utm_source=VMW+Today&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AUTM14052200