In a series of experiments, scientists at Purdue University compared weight gain and eating habits in rats whose diets were supplemented with sweetened food containing either zero-calorie saccharin or sugar. The report, published in Behavioral Neuroscience, presents some counterintuitive findings: Animals fed with artificially sweetened yogurt over a two-week period consumed more calories and gained more weight — mostly in the form of fat — than animals eating yogurt flavored with glucose, a natural, high-calorie sweetener. [Source]
Somebody hand me a tissue! I'm crying from laughter. This is the funniest thing I've heard since the 8 year-old son of a friend started calling me "Ratman" and that I should go home and get my rat suit. Then, after I laughingly told his father what his son had said, my friend advised me not to bother going home "Just stick a string up your [vulgarism redacted] and roll around in the dirt." LOL
Look, I understand that some people have bone fide clinically diagnosed medical conditions that prevent them from eating certain types of foods. But for those who have not been told by a real live Medical Doctor not to eat sugar or milk or flour or whatever: don't waste your time with substitutes for real great tasting food. Life is too short to waste eating stuff that doesn't taste good.
Eat real fat and real salt and real sugar. Don't eat more than you need to replace damaged tissue and jet yourself around through the day and you won't get fat.