47 subjects were assigned to one of four test groups: regular soda, milk of the same calories as the soda, diet cola, and water.
Results showed that regular soda increased fat in the stomach by 25%, fat in the liver by 125%, and fat in the muscle by 200%. The only reason you would want to increase fat in your muscle is if you were kobe beef, and i'm guessing you're not.
What's interesting is that milk, which has the same calories as the soda did not increase fat storage anywhere in the body! So it is not the calories of the soda responsible, its other things in the soda such as the high level of sugar which is not seen in milk.
Regular soda, ladies and gentleman, also increased triglycerides by 32% and cholesterol by 11%!
Soda causes fat to accumulate in all the wrong places, when fat accumulates around the organs in the stomach area it has a detrimental effect on you health, not to mention your bikini body. Also, soda is liquid calories, it doesn't have a high satiety effect. So make the switch to water! (Later this week ill discuss how water regardless of other factors helps you lose weight.)
If you are a heavy soda drinker, switch just one cup or one can for water this week. Once you feel comfortable with that take it back a little more.