In Reply to: Is it true Diet Sodas are the same as sugar in your body posted by and do they hinder wait loss? on February 15, 19101 at 23:11:14:
There is a myth being propagated by opponents of aspartame, that the body recognizes sweet tasting things as sugar and stores more fat.
While a little kernel of this may be true, you can't store fat from zero calories; it goes against the laws of physics.
What MAY be happening, is that the body releases insulin when it receives a sweet-tasting substance, which would then lower available blood sugar, triggering the need to eat something. If you didn't eat something with sugar in it at this point, there are no calories to be stored as fat.
Be very cynical when reading about the horrors of aspartame; I have been investigating the owners of the sites that provide negative information about this product, and they almost always are owned by distributors of sugar.
There is a bigger problem with sodas, that has nothing to do with sugar. These beverages have to include acids to retard spoilage; usually phosphoric acid. Phosphoric acid eats tooth enamel, may harm your stomach lining, and lowers the body's ph (acid/alkaline balance). Something to avoid.
Drink water instead. If you like the bubbles, get sparkling water.