Feeling chilly?
Feeling chilly? © iStockPhoto.com/Amy Walters

Latest diet craze is enough to give you the chills

NEED to lose weight but want to still eat that cake too? Never fear, the latest diet craze (isn't there a new one each week?) is to hold an ice pack against those problem areas for at least 30 minutes and voila, goodbye fat cells.

A recent study found that intense cold applied to those wobbly bits around your hips and tummy will change the white fat cells to brown and allow your body to use them in the production of heat.

The theory goes that since brown cells are used to generate heat, the colder you become the more brown cells will disappear.

So you can pig out on all those things you should eat in moderation, stick an ice pack on your tummy and all will be right with the world.

If something seems too be good to be true, it usually is.


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