Originally Posted by Eason
While Diet sodas don't cause an insulin spike, they do help keep you addicted to sweets if that's your problem.
I've been meaning to look into this research because I do recall once reading that simply the sweetness can cause an insulin response although it would definitely have to be some kind of Pavlovian phenomenon.
For some people who have a sweet tooth and are having trouble with their diet, something like a diet coke will send them all the way back to square 1 in their cravings for more sweet things, so it's best to avoid stuff like that altogether if you're trying to cut sugar (and your taste for sugar) out of your diet.
I know you said some
people but I've found quite the opposite. When craving sugar, I find that a nice sweetened cup of tea or a flavored drink like Crystal Lite can usually satisfy me. Chocolate is the problem because when I start craving that or ice cream I'm in trouble.