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Cheat days have become the newest fad. This is because if used right, they actually work to bust you through any weight loss plateaus that you are stuck on. cheat day Lori and I have used this method for years with great success. Your body is amazing at 1 thing…. adaptation. You an adapt to virtually any situation.

So what happens when you adapt? Well, to put it simply, you get stuck in a rut. Especially in weight loss. That is why it’s a great idea to “shake things up a bit” hence, the cheat day.

The idea at first was to give you a mental break from your strict diet. Some programs are very strict and mentally individuals would become tired and start to stray from the program. Ultimately they “fell off the wagon” so to speak because mentally it is too challenging for them to continue.

So many use the cheat day as a way to give you a break or a reprieve mentally. It allows you to eat some of those foods you have been avoiding while on your weight loss program.

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Most of us have heard of Willy Wonka’s everlasting Gobstoppers and enchanting three-course meal chewing gum, but unfortunately they’re imaginary. In real life, chemistry allows for some wild confectionary innovations like Pop Rocks and face-puckering War Heads. But would you unwrap a bar of chocolate that looks and tastes like chocolate, while claiming to be a heckuva lot less fattening?

What’s the Deal?

Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a chocolate bar with a new technology that cuts fat and sugar. Infused with fruit juice, the chocolate bars have half the fat of a standard chocolate bar (it’s unclear how researchers defined this exactly) with what the makers say is a smooth, silky texture. The research team, led by Dr. Stefan A.F. Bon, unveiled their chocolatey research this past weekend at the 245th National Meeting and exposition of the American Chemical Society. The researchers hope the food industry will use this technology to make lighter chocolate bars (and possibly other candy) go mainstream.

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Why Weight Loss Is a Social Activity

“I’m doing this for me” is a powerful mantra, but individuality isn’t always a help when it comes to weight loss. According to new research, people are much more successful at losing weight when they’re part of a group. One study found groups of people given financial incentives lost more weight than individuals with the […]

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How Important Is It to Laugh At Ourselves, Even About Health?

Laughter is a natural part of our lives. From watching re-runs of The Daily Show to a YouTube video of goats yelling like Taylor Swift, there are little moments every day that help us take a break and unwind. So how important is it for us to laugh about our health and fitness? Is there […]

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Eating a High-Protein Breakfast Helps with Weight Regulation

Trying to lose weight? Put down that bagel! A new study shows that eating loads of protein at breakfast — 35 grams or more! — can reduce mindless snacking and help control appetite throughout the day. So, should we ditch the cereal and chow down on yogurt and eggs in the morning? Or is the […]

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10 Brainteasers to Test Your Mental Sharpness

To test your mental acuity, answer the following questions (no peeking at the answers!): 1. Johnny’s mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child’s name? 2. A clerk at a butcher shop stands five feet ten inches tall and wears size 13 […]

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Want to Lose Weight? Remember What You Ate

We’ve all heard it’s not good to eat in front of the TV, but it’s not just about potentially ruining our living room upholstery. Studies show that eating while distracted may lead to a few more handfuls of popcorn, and an impaired judgment of just how much we’ve eaten in one sitting. And a new […]

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Bloomberg’s Big Soda Ban Is Officially Killed in Court

Just one day before Michael Bloomberg’s ban on non-diet drinks in containers bigger than 16 ounces finally hit New York City, State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling tossed out the new regulation. The ruling, brought down in a law suit against the city by the American Beverage Association and other businesses, described the soda ban […]

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Is Sugar Toxic to Your Body?

Video shows how sugar not only causes heart disease and diabetes, but also feeds tumors and is as addictive as Cocaine to your brain I think everybody needs to watch this video from a recent 60 Minutes episode to see just how harmful to your health sugar really is.  I don’t think most people understand […]

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Does Canned Food and Bottled Water Increase Your Abdominal Fat?

You may have started hearing in the news about some of the hidden chemicals that might be lurking in your canned foods and bottled water and other drinks.  Some of them are known as xenoestrogens, which have the potential to cause serious health problems over time, as well as increase abdominal fat from the estrogenic effect. […]

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