Diet junkies get fizz sparkling wine

The Champagne Diet is the latest diet trend in the US, and is becoming the talk here, too.

It was devised by a New Yorker, Cara Leyba, to encourage healthy eating and drinking sparkling wine as an alternative to depressing diets people inflict on themselves after the festive season.

There are no forbidden foods, but the focus is on eating high-quality, nutrient-dense and delicious foods – with a glass or two of bubbly. The premise is that putting classy food into your body makes you value yourself more and you are therefore unlikely to overeat. A glass of dry champagne only contains around 300kj, and no more than two glasses are allowed per day.

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