Imagine eating a decadent slice of chocolate cake one mouthwatering bite at a time. Researchers say this could be the trick to keeping you from actually eating it. FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
Can visions of sugar plums help you lose weight?
Visions of sugar plums - or other treats - may actually be a good thing.... a mind trick of sorts. A new report from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh finds just by imagining that we are eating our favorite treats, we may end up eating less of them. Maybe we should all try doing this before we go to all those holiday gatherings over the next few weeks.
Also see: 4 weird diet tricks that work
General Mills cuts more sugar from kids' cereals
Last year, General Mills cut the amount of sugar in 10 of its kids' cereals to 11 grams per serving. Now, it's bringing it down to no more than 10 grams. The company's ultimate goal is to reduce sugar to the single digits per serving. General Mills' cereals for children include Lucky Charms, Trix, and Cocoa Puffs.
Also see: Some children's cereals are more than half sugar
Alcoholic whipped cream, anyone?
Before you have a slice of that pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream, check if that dollop has alcohol in it. Yes, alcohol. Whipped cream products infused with booze like Whipped Lightening and CREAM are gaining popularity. With 15 percent alcohol, they have more alcohol per volume than beer and deliver the same kick as many liqueurs.
I wonder if these so-called "whipohols" will soon join the ranks of the "Blackout in a Can" products.
Also see: "Blackout in a Can" ban spreads
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