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Can you suck your way skinny?

DIET

"Weight loss" and "fun" rarely go in the same sentence, so we guess you've got to hand it to the Canadian company behind Power Pop weight loss lollipops for trying to inject some fun into fasting.

Drop five kilos in five weeks

NUTRITION

Don't expect to drop a dress size overnight by starving yourself. The key is to eat healthy and exercise regularly − give yourself at least six weeks to shift the first five kilograms.

Top Articles

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Healthy eating

Could cooking with butter be the key to healthy eating?ABC's Catalyst explores the low-carb, high-fat diet.

Expert Advice

Drinking in moderation only safe for 15 percent of the populationIf you love a glass of red after a long day, then you've probably been stoked with studies that have suggested light to moderate drinkers have a lower risk of heart disease than both non-drinkers and heavy drinkers.

Editor's picks

Rapid weight loss just as good as slow and steady in maintaining weightWe're often told that if you want to maintain weight loss long-term, it's important to take a gradual approach rather than go on a restrictive diet to lose weight fast. Hot potato: You can eat spuds and still lose weight Fight against fat: Teens who share family meals 'less likely to be obese adults' Energy drinks increase binge drinking risk: Australian study
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