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Can drinking soda cause me to gain weight?

Dana Artinyan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Regular soda is very high in calories and simple carbohydrates (sugar) which can absolutely cause weight gain or make it very difficult to lose weight. For example, if you drink two cans of regular soda daily, this contributes almost 400 calories and 80 grams of carbohydrates (which is equivalent to five slices of bread). Water (calorie free!) is recommended or other no-calorie beverages if you do not like water.

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