If you want to lose weight, cutting the unhealthy food and drinks from your diet makes sense, right?  But is there really a difference in switching from regular soda to diet?  Or dropping soda entirely?

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in today's "Housecall for Health":

Drinking water instead of soda to lose weight seems like obvious health advice, but, surprisingly, has little data to back it up.  A trial at the University of North Carolina found that those who replaced their sugary drinks with water - and made no other changes - lost five pounds in six months.  They also shaved several points off their blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

More studies are needed to find if drinking diet drinks has the same effect.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.