Cake, Candy, and Cookies —Oh My! Delectable Diets You’ll Actually Try!
Finally, a diet that makes sense. The dessert diet!
Yes, it exists and depending on who you talk to, it also works. Trust us, dieting doesn’t have to be a painful experience. You may think you have to give up your favorite sweet treats to slim down, but that’s not always the case. With these diets, it IS possible to have your cake and eat it too. And by cake, we mean ACTUAL cake! Though dieting definitely isn’t for everyone (and come on, you know you already look good), we’re not going argue with these dessert choices —yum.
1. The Chocolate Cake Diet – Huzzah! Cake for breakfast isn’t just for birthdays anymore. Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel have found that eating high calorie food items like chocolate cake at breakfast can boost your metabolism and keep you from getting hungry later. An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but eating sweet in the morning keeps the cravings at bay. Not to mention that chocolate provides healthy mood-lifting antioxidants that we’re sure Doc would love —if you ever have to see him that is.
2. The Cookie Diet – This diet may sound revolutionary, but it’s actually been around since 1975, thanks to Dr. Seigal and his special cookie recipe. With a store in Beverly Hills, Calif. and a website to reach cookie lovers around the globe, Seigal has helped more than 500,000 patients achieve the impossible —lose weight by eating nothing but cookies and one other meal a day. The secret is in both the ingredients and the fact that you’re essentially only eating six cookies a day. You may not be able to stuff your face with Chips Ahoy and see results, but if you ask me, it sure beats Atkins.
3. The Candy Diet - This one is a personal favorite of mine and apparently of our favorite Kardashian husband, Lamar Odom. Lamar’s love of candy has caused many to speculate about his diet. As a pro athlete, is it possible to eat that many sweets and still stay in shape? Actually, yes! Research shows that candy consumers tend to weigh less and have a lower body mass index (BMI) than people who don’t eat candy. But here’s the catch! Those same candy connoisseurs have also been found to exercise more to burn off the calories. Lamar’s frequent basketball workouts probably save him from packing on the pounds. The key here is moderation, but as long as we’re clear…bring on the candy!
And finally, the most important thing to remember about the power of the dessert diet: even if eating candy and cookies and cake all day fails to help you lose weight, we’re sure the cravings you experience for real and healthy food afterward will put you back on the right track.