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Video Post: How Diet Sweeteners Increase Hunger

Video Post: How Diet Sweeteners Increase Hunger
September 23, 2009 Patrick Nemechek, D.O.

Hi everyone.Ā  I’m trying something different, a video post.Ā  If technically this goes well, I’ll start incorporating more pictures, graphs and clips so I’m not simply a talking head!Ā  Bear with me as I push forward technically on my quest to share information more effectively with my patients and the public.

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Dr. Patrick M. Nemechek, D.O.
Dr. Patrick M. Nemechek, D.O.

It depends what’s causing you to feel like you need the Cola. Is it caffeine? Is it the withdrawal some people can get from the process sugars? Is it lightheadedness because the underlying insulin resistance has caused your autonomic nervous system not to work properly? I generally worry most about the unhealthy fructose corn syrup, and am willing to have patient step down to diet sodas for a while to decrease the amount of processed sugar they are getting into their body’s. Then after dealing with the withdrawal from the processed sugar that shouldn’t last more than 10-20 days, I’d… Read more »

Adam Yarbrough
Adam Yarbrough

I had a hard time switching from real pop a couple years ago, and every time I hear about diet pop not being that great of an alternative, it’s a tough pill to swallow. One of my friends tells me it’s like when you find out the Easter Bunny isn’t real. This whole belief structure built around diet pop just comes crashing down.

Any thoughts on how to break the cola addiction entirely?

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