6 on Health: Study finds on-off diet helped with weight loss
Taking a break from your diet could help you lose more weight, and keep it off, according to a study from the University of Tasmania in Australia.
The study had a group of men cut calories for two weeks, then ditch their diet for two weeks.
After four months of that on-off cycle, the group had lost nearly 50 percent more weight than men who dieted steadily for the same amount of time.
Researchers think that cycle could help dieters avoid weight loss plateaus.