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Sorry, but artificial sweeteners won’t help you lose weight

Quit now while you still can.
artificial sweeteners

Not so sweet.

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If you’re gonna call something “diet,” it should have to actually help you lose weight. But like dieting itself, diet foods don’t work as well in practice as they do in theory.

So put down that Zero and listen up. Maybe you think the jury is still out on . Someone once told you they cause . Someone else said they could help you kick your habit. Yet another person claimed that only sweeteners are healthy, so you

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