Have you tried this? Pepsi now offers "throwback" where the pepsi/mountain dew is made with sugar instead.
I buy it about half the time. From my experience (and from the science I've read), there seems to be no
different in satiation. For that matter, there seems to be no difference in satiation between diet and non-diet
soda. I think that's one of the problems with soda. Soda doesn't satiate so those calories just end up being
EMPTY EXTRA CALORIES that you wouldn't otherwise consume. If you're short and need an extra 500
calories a day (i.e. mostly no one) then it might be a good thing but throwing 500 calories on top of your
regular meal is a bad thing.
**Diet soda has a host of other problems from being flat out poisonous and/or cancerous to triggering
some but not all pathways confusing the body's response and possibly leading to diabetes as well.