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    Could drinking ice water really help you lose weight? (Thinkstock)Could drinking ice water really help you lose weight? (Thinkstock)Dieters will try anything to shed a few pounds, and the newest craze is sure to get people feeling the freeze.

    Dr. Brian Weiner is the creator of The Ice Diet and says that noshing on homemade slushy concoctions of shaved ice and artificial sweetener could help those battling the bulge shed the pounds once and for all.

    Weiner credits the icy beverages to his own successful 50-pound weight loss, saying the cold temperature of the ice increases the number of calories a person burns, saying that for every litre of ice someone eats would burn about 160 calories.

    “When ingesting clinically significant amounts of ice, the body must burn energy to warm the ice to body temperature. The ingestion of ice would also provide some level of satiety,” he tells the Toronto Sun.

    But nutritionist to the stars Rehan Jalali says Weiner’s theory is bunk.

    “I have not seen any published studies to remotely even suggest that ice consumption can help with weight loss.”

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  • This changes everything: Blond chocolate

    Blond chocolate - this changes everything!Blond chocolate - this changes everything!We’re huge fans of chocolate in all its forms here at Yahoo Canada Shine. Dark, milk, white; chocolate-covered confections, cocoas and filled delights.

    We love it for its health benefits and for the way it can make even the worst day seem a little bit better.

    Which is why we were intrigued when we heard there was a new type of chocolate on the market. A fun-loving, smooth, sassy thing known as blond. We had to try it.

    Developed by world-renowned chocolatier Valrhona, the Dulcey, or blond, chocolate launched in Canada in early 2013. Since then it’s quickly been gaining a cult following and it’s not hard to see why.

    It all started by accident, when Valrhona cooking school founder chef Frédéric Bau was making a demonstration recipe in Japan. He left some white chocolate in the bain-marie a little too long and returned to find it caramelized. The flavour profile was unlike any seen before in chocolate – and the colour was a striking light brown.

    The rest is history.

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    Kate Middleton really loves colourful coatdresses.

    Red, pink, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple…the list goes on and on. We’ve seen the Duchess of Cambridge paint a rainbow with her wardrobe for years.

    On Thursday, the Duchess of Cambridge showed off the latest addition to her technicolour dreamcoat collection when she made her first public appearance since the royal tour of Australia and New Zealand.

     (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage) (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
    Prince George’s mom sported a stunning red ombré coat by Jonathan Saunders, a Scottish designer that Kate also wore during her trip Down Under. She paired the $2,700 coat with a matching red dress by Goat.

    From the stunning green Catherine Walker coatdress she wore last month in New Zealand to the pale pink Alexander McQueen number she wore at her last public appearance before giving birth to Prince George last year, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite of Kate’s colourful coats.

    Wearing an L.K. Bennett number to a Remembrance Day ceremony in 2013. (Photo by Carl Court - Pool/Getty Images)Wearing an L.K. Bennett number to a Remembrance Day ceremony in 2013. (Photo by Carl Court - Pool/Getty Images)


    2014: Wearing Catherine Walker while arriving in New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)2014: Wearing Catherine Walker while arriving in New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)


    Her latest appearance: in Jonathan Saunders ombre. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)Her latest appearance: in Jonathan Saunders ombre. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

    Pretty in Tara Jamon peach while attending an event on her and Will's second wedding anniversary in 2013. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)(Photo by David Parker/WPA Pool/Getty Images)Pretty in Tara Jamon peach while attending an event on her and Will's second wedding anniversary in 2013. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)(Photo by David Parker/WPA Pool/Getty Images)


    In Emilia Wickstead (yes, again!) for the 2012 Order of the Thistle. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)In Emilia Wickstead (yes, again!) for the 2012 Order of the Thistle. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)


    In a yellow tweed Emilia Wickstead piece while attending the Queen's garden party in 2013. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)In a yellow tweed Emilia Wickstead piece while attending the Queen's garden party in 2013. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)


    Mint tweed Mulberry (complete with adorable flower buttons) at the 2013 National Review of Queen's Scouts. (Photo by Olivia Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Mint tweed Mulberry (complete with adorable flower buttons) at the 2013 National Review of Queen's Scouts. (Photo by Olivia Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)


    Grass green is a tough colour to pull it off, but Kate does it effortlessly in a belted Catherine Walker coatdress on the royal family's trip to New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)Grass green is a tough colour to pull it off, but Kate does it effortlessly in a belted Catherine Walker coatdress on the royal family's trip to New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)


    The Duchess wears an emerald green dress from Hobbs London for this year's St. Patrick's Day festivities. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)The Duchess wears an emerald green dress from Hobbs London for this year's St. Patrick's Day festivities. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)


    Pale blue Alexander McQueen while attending a wreath laying ceremony at the Blenheim War Memorial this April in New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)Pale blue Alexander McQueen while attending a wreath laying ceremony at the Blenheim War Memorial this April in New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

    Military-inspired navy blue in June, 2011. (Samir Hussein/Getty Images)Military-inspired navy blue in June, 2011. (Samir Hussein/Getty Images)


    Belted aubergine while visiting a community park in the fall of 2012. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)Belted aubergine while visiting a community park in the fall of 2012. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)


    Pale pink Alexander McQueen at the 2013 Trooping of the Colour. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)Pale pink Alexander McQueen at the 2013 Trooping of the Colour. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)


    Which of Kate’s colourful looks do you prefer?

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