This again is something to avoid. Some studies have shown that eating no-calorie food temporarily tricks your body into thinking that it’s satisfied. This subsequently causes you to overeat since you are ingesting food with no nutritional quality, thus, signalling your body to eat again. These sweeteners are also highly addictive and can be like a poison to your body, slowing down your metabolism when it should be burning fat. Another sugar alternative to avoid is high fructose corn syrup. It is much sweeter and cheaper than sugar; consequently, companies are using it in place of sugar. However, high fructose corn syrup is much worse for you because the body cannot properly break it down, leading to unwanted fat, in those especially undesirable areas of your body. If you would like to learn more about this topic, Dr. Joseph Mercola’s “Sweet Deception” is a real eye opener.