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21 Reasons A Southern Diet Is The Best Diet

So much for that New Year's resolution. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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1. A warm, buttery biscuit with a touch of honey is truly a match made in heaven.

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2. Crispy, home-cooked fried chicken is the stuff dreams are made of.

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3. A big bowl of black-eyed peas will warm you right up on a cold winter's day.

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4. Just the thought of a slice of tender, juicy country ham gets you all riled up.

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5. Greens are great. But greens with bacon? Out of this world.

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6. You'll take freshly caught catfish over fancy seafood any day...

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7. ...especially when served with a side of golden brown hush puppies.

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8. Velvety mashed potatoes are, without a doubt, better than sex.

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9. Succotash: proof that something can be both incredibly delicious and healthy.

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10. Shrimp and grits are the definition of classy comfort food.

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11. Summertime means a bounty of fresh veggies to counteract the fried chicken you ate all winter.

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12. Homemade gravy is the perfect way to top off literally anything.

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13. Sweet potatoes should be enjoyed year-round, not just at Thanksgiving dinner.

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14. It's not a real meal unless there's a helping of cornbread on the side.

Bonus points if they have jalapeños inside.
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Bonus points if they have jalapeños inside.

15. Bacon can take ANYTHING to the next level.

16. Others try, but NOWHERE does barbecue better than the South.

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17. Want to kick it up a notch? Jambalaya, with its blend of Creole spices, will do just the trick.

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18. Or there's red beans and rice, a simple dish that's jam-packed with flavor.

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19. Blackberry cobbler with ice cream is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day.

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20. Then again, how do you turn down a slice of fresh peach pie?

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21. But if you can't decide, you can never go wrong with a slice of Grandma's gooey pecan pie.

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