At first glance, replacing a regular soft drink with a diet soda seems like a no-brainer. After all, most regular sodas average 150 calories per 12-ounce serving, so a zero-calorie soda is pretty appealing. But the truth is that with every diet soda you drink, you may be negatively affecting your brain’s ability to determine satiety and stop you from wanting to eat even more food.
Do your hot flashes make you feel like your body is a five-alarm fire? Hot flashes can be so strong that women have been known to stand in front of the refrigerator with the door open or even stick their head in the freezer! According to Robert Freeman, a researcher at Wayne State University, hot flashes are more likely to happen in the morning or in the evening, and while most hot flashes last about five minutes, the cascade of events that lead up to the ultimate unpleasantness often take twenty minutes or more.