If you want to lose weight I highly recommend cutting back on diet soda.  Research has shown that diet soda “tricks” the thirst mechanism so we think we’re hungry when we’re actually thirsty.  By eating when we’re thristy vs. hungry you’ll put on weight.  In addition to not adequately hydrating the body, diet soda is filled with artificial and cancer causing ingredients.  Conclusion: Give up the diet soda and lose weight!  For example:  I had a client who couldn’t lose the last 5 lbs..  After annalizing her food journal, I had her cut out her daily diet soda and replace it with water.  In just 1 1/2 weeks the last 5lbs…GONE!