For many people there's only one real reason to drink diet soda.
"Because it's got no calories and, yeah, you try to watch your weight," says Raymond Tomczak.
But, as The Early Show medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay reports, some experts are now saying diet soda may be doing the exact opposite: making them gain weight.
The results of this report found the more the person was drinking diet coke, the more they were gaining weight. Diet Coke and other diet drinks advertises low calories, so people assume by drinking diet drinks they will lower their weight, but instead they see the opposite effect. Many think this is a Psychological effect, people when they drink these sodas, assume it is ok to have an extra bit of food, so they end up eating more along with the drink. The same results were found by another researcher, Melanie Roberts, Nutritionist, studying Obese patients that diet drinks didn't help reduce weight. I don't drink either diet or regular coke, I just drink lots of water, some green tea, walk and exercise keeps my weight in check. All the temporary solutions doesn't help. As Dr. Senay says, "Whatever you put in your mouth, don't overdo it. A diet product won't really help you lose weight if you're still getting too many calories from other foods."