That is, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, which are known to be precursors of Diabetes. These responses work against even our most diligent efforts to lose fat and control our blood sugar levels.
We all know stories of the diet soda drinkers who can’t lose weight despite the “zero calorie” drink next to their lunch. These studies can explain the reason for that frustrating scenario- our bodies still think we are consuming sugar.
A second problem that scientific investigators have long suspected, is the “taste effect” problem. That is, that our palates become accustomed to sweet drinks and snacks and so continue to seek them out and favor them over less sweet items.
In short, we still find sweet foods satisfying and continue to include and even prefer them over savory ones.