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The Candy-Flavored Treat That Helped Her Lose 115 Pounds in 10 Months

It tastes just like Starbust but without the sugar or calories.
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Delia (@lildelia) is a social media influencer who regularly shares weight loss tips with 213,000 followers. She claims that she lost 115 pounds in just 10 months by making a few dietary changes. In one of her viral videos she shares the recipe to a treat – that tastes just like candy – that helped her achieve her weight loss goals.  

Get Ice Pebbles

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"Welcome back to another tip and trick on how I lost 101 pounds in seven months. First off, go get yourself some Chick-fil-A ice. Just look at this ice, bro. Just look at it. It's beautiful," she says in the video. "Yes, they sell ice bags," she adds in the caption, adding some of the ice to a glass.

Next, Grab Powder Packets


"And your dentist is going to hate me for this one, but I also have these packets," she says, showing an image of various individual packages of Hawaiian Punch, Crush, and Starburst Singles to Go. "They're five to 10 calories each. Come in multiple flavors. I chose this one because personally it's my favorite. This one is five calories," she says about a Starburst Blue Raspberry pack. 

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Mix the Powder with the Ice


"Next, you just want to pour it all over your ice, just all over," she says. "Then you want to go grab a spoon and mix it up. It makes it really good," she continues, eating a bite of the colored ice pebbles. "I promise it's good. And then here we go. Voila, it's delicious."

You Can Also Make It Into a Slushi

Frozen Red and Blue Slushies with Straws

Nour adds that if you have a blender, you can change the texture. "You can also blend it and make us slushy. I highly recommend that too," she says. 

According to the Singles to Go website, each pack has just five calories and two grams carbohydrates. Ingredients include citric acid, maltodextrin, aspartame, and natural and artificial flavor.

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An RDN Weighs In


The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian is a "fan of the flavored drink sticks to provide some flavor to your water," but hasn't tried it with ice. "I would personally prefer her blender method to make it into a slushy myself," she says. "The packets are very low in carbs/calories and high in flavor. They do have artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners, so if you are trying to stay more natural in your diet, you won't enjoy these packets." While the packets themselves won't help you lose weight, it is a great hack to enjoy a sweet treat that is low in calories. There is nothing in the packets that will cause weight loss.  This is simply a case of using the packets to eat/drink something that tastes sweet but is very low in calories. 

💪🔥Body Booster: Flavored drink sticks allow you to enjoy the taste of candy with little to no calories. 

Leah Groth
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