We all probably have a co-worker that has ordered a large value meal from the local burger joint, they super-sized it and ordered a diet coke. LOL
We believe folks really want to lose weight but the research does not show that these beverages are helping America with the obesity issue. In some cases the consumption of artificially sweetened beverages has been directly related to the increase in type 2 diabetes.
There are other articles that link other health issues to the consumption of artificially sweetened beverages.