Study suggests taking regular breaks from dieting

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A new study says taking regular breaks from your diet will reboot your metabolism and ultimately lead to better results.

Australian researchers found people who took a "two weeks on, two weeks off" approach to dieting actually dropped more pounds, compared to those who stayed on a diet for 16-weeks straight.

However the break weeks cannot be a total free-for-all.

You still have to be sensible and don't overindulge.

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