Do Artificial Sweeteners Really Help You Lose Weight?

Dr. Linda Dahl
6 min readOct 12, 2022
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Artificial sweeteners are almost too good to be true. They taste sweet without the pesky consequences of real sugar. They don’t raise your blood sugar or have any calories because they pass through your gut undigested–hence their more technical name, non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs). Originally marketed for diabetics, they are now found in so many products it’s hard to keep track. And while their…

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Dr. Linda Dahl

Physician. Author of Tooth and Nail:The Making of a Female Fight Doctor & Better Breastfeeding, http://www.drlindadahl.com @doctorlindadahl