Originally Posted by yunalee
yeah but i alway hear deit pop is just as bad as the regular stuff.
Not as far as gaining weight. I also don't think sweeteners are any more unhealthy than the corn syrup or sugar of the regular version, and acid levels are the same too. The only real difference i can see is that one has tons of calories and one doesn't, so yes there is an alternative to soda.
I only wish there were the same options for savory foods that there are for sweet foods. You can get artificially sweetened pies, ice cream, lemonade, soda, you name it, but when it comes to things like a big plateful of pizza or beef enchiladas with cheese there are no viable, similar tasting alternatives.