29 June 2016

No need to follow that strict diet

Most of us find sticking to a strict diet for an extended period of time very difficult. The good news is that you don’t have to. Dutch scientists have recently shown that allowing yourself one scheduled ‘naughty’ day per week to indulge in limited quantities of non-diet foods, like chocolate and other sweets, may actually help you to lose weight in the long run. The reason is simple: permitting yourself the occasional treat tends to help you resist temptation for the rest of the time.



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