That drinking can make you overeat does sound a bit odd. We have one stomach, after all, and filling it with a caloric drink should reduce the amount we eat -- the drink takes its stomach share and supplies calories, right?
But that's not the way it is, and accumulating evidence shows that our body has a hard time registering calories from beverages in the tally towards satiety.
When women were served water, diet soda, regular soda, orange juice, milk or no drink with lunch, those drinking caloric beverages consumed about 100 additional calories for that meal. In another study researchers proved that solid candy is better for your waist than soda: when they gave men and women 450 calories a day of either soda or jellybeans for a month, candy eaters ate less food, compensating for the extra calories, while soda drinkers did not, so they ate more calories than usual. Another study looking at the effects of food form (solid, semi-solid or liquid) on appetite, fed participantsRead More »from Study Shows: The More Sugary Drinks You Drink, the More You Eat