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Why The Candle Diet Is The Worst Diet Ever

You can't survive on Yankee candles. Even if they are America's favorite.

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Feel like baking?

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Are you an avid baker but feeling like it's time to lay down the whisk and hit the gym? Try "Brown Sugar & Spice." It'll make you feel like you're baking with your grandma. Only your grandma is thousands of miles away and you're sitting with a candle.

1 pound of brown sugar: 1,670 calories

Sugar candle: 0 calories


After dinner, dessert?

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Not tonight! You're on a fake diet! Light up "Caramel Pecan Pie" instead and pretend you're sitting down with a slice of your own. It's just like the real thing...only it's absolutely not like the the real thing.

Actual slice of pecan pie: 503 calories

Candle pie: 0 calories

Really need to indulge?

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Light up "Oatmeal Cookie;" Its warm and cozy and smells disturbingly like actual oatmeal cookies. Don't forget the milk and your dignity!

Actual oatmeal cookie: 65 calories

Candle cookie: 0 calories

Couldn't make it to Starbucks today?

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Love Starbucks?! A Classic Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks could cost you 340 calories. UGH!

"Vanilla Chai"? 0 calories. Basic no more.

OR hop on the caramel bandwagon and light "Salted Caramel" up. This smells concerningly like you've just walked into a candy store on the beach. Only you're not on vacation with your family. You're in a dark room with a candle. If this doesn't get your sweet tooth nothing will.

Actual salted caramel: 120 calories

Candle caramel: 0 calories

Want to remember warm nights and summer bonfires?

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Whip out "Campfire Treat" and pretend like you're getting your s'mores on, only with less friends and overall happiness. Perfectly sweet and sticky.

Actual s'more: 268 calories

Candle s'more: 0 calories


Give your sweet tooth a healthy alternative.

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Eating fruits is a great way to cut out processed sweets. Light up "Machintosh & Peach" and you'll find yourself strolling though the orchards being anything but basic.

Actual apple: 52 calories

Actual peach: 51 calories

Actual candle: 0 calories

Pretend you've arrived home from hunting and gathering your own food.

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You'll probably eat a lot fewer calories if you have to actually hunt down your food in the wilderness, and you'll definitely be burning a lot more calories than just going to the grocery store. "Autumn Lodge" will make your reminisce about your Alaska frontiersman days. Hang up your rifle and relax.

Potential calories burned: 1,140

Candles burned: 1

Need a summer escape?

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Fall and winter are tough times. Dark skies, cold winds, and snow drifts. Need to get away from it all? Grab a tiki drink and light up "Black Coconut." It'll remind you of sitting on the beach and rubbing suntan lotion all over your sexy bikini bod.

Not feeling the diet?

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Wrap yourself in a "Cozy Sweater". You're beautiful just the way you are! Snuggle up in a big sweater and surround yourself with your favorite candles for a perfect fall night with real food.