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And This Is Why Dieting Is Physically And Mentally Impossible For Us

Among the many New Year’s resolutions people make for themselves, losing weight and eating healthy have to be the most common. But if you plan to stick to your diet, be prepared for these challenges…

Good luck. ?

Most of us fail at our diet on New Year’s Day – the very same day we planned our diet!

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Yeah, your resolution was to go on a diet, but you know you were still drinking and munching after the clock struck 12. Fail.

Your diet will then continue to go downhill because of El Día De Los Reyes.

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A bite of la rosca won’t hurt, right?

If you have a boyfriend or husband that spoils you, then expect to gain a few more pounds on Valentine’s Day.


The tacos are in a heart-shaped tin box. You can’t say no. ?

The more he loves you, the more calories you’ll be gaining.


Hello Valentine’s Day, goodbye diet.

When March comes, St. Patrick’s Day will mess up your diet a little more.


How does anyone ever resist green beer? Temptation everywhere.

It will be even harder if you have friends that like to go out to drink.


Can’t leave your friends hanging, right?

For Cinco de Mayo, you know every single bar will have a special on their bomb margaritas.


Even if you don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo, nothing tastes better than a big, fresh, low-cost margarita.

Your diet might be safe if you don’t celebrate any of these holidays…but what about every single birthday party you go to?

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Cake, alcohol and food… Every. Single. Time. And multiply that by the amount of primos, prima, tíos, tías, abuelas, abuelos, vecinos, padrinos…

Even going to church will mess with your diet.

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Because what do you do with your family after church? Eat, eat, annnnd eat.

Every bautizo, wedding and quinceañera will also tear up your diet little by little.

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The cake, the dinner and the drinks will taunt you.

The biggest challenge will be every visit to your abuela’s house.?

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You know she’ll freak out if she finds out you haven’t had anything to eat or have only had a salad all day.

If your diet hasn’t failed by October, it will hit rock bottom by December. Unless you can handle giving up all the food from Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve…


Mmmmm…

Must… eat…

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Well, there’s always next year. ?


READ: Our Moms Tried Literally Every Diet, But Did It Occur to Them They Could Lose Weight By Going to the Gym?

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New York Times Square New Years Eve Celebration Canceled

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New York Times Square New Years Eve Celebration Canceled

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For the first time in 114 years, the Times Square New Years Eve party has been canceled. The famous New Year’s Eve gathering is a major part of the New Year’s Eve celebration with people cramming into Times Square to watch the ball drop to mark the new year. This year, everything about the celebration is changing because of Covid.

New Year’s Eve in Times Square has been canceled.

The in-person celebration with crowds packing into the intersection to watch the ball drop is going virtual. Like the Emmys earlier this month, and countless other events, the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration is all virtual. The decision to cancel the in-person part of the Times Square Ball Drop is, well, Covid, of course.

“One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on December 31st,” Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, said in a statement. “But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or experiences – still in development — will take place in Times Square. And because any opportunity to be live in Times Square will be pre-determined and extremely limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be the opportunity to participate virtually wherever you are.”

We still don’t have a lot of details about the virtual aspect of New Year’s Eve, we are all waiting.

According to a statement, the organizers realize that Covid has been the dominating force of 2020. The celebration always includes aspects of the major events from the previous year into the experience. The socially distanced handful of honorees and lack of an audience is a clear representation of the still real Covid crisis.

Some people are really upset about the decision to cancel the celebration.

It is one of those iconic moments so many people dream of doing. It is a once-in-a-lifetime moment for so many. The Times Square Ball Drop is something that most Americans recognize thanks to the dominant role the ball drop played on New Year’s Eve growing up. It is basically tradition to have the NYE party playing on the TV.

New Yorkers are confused about why anyone would want to do that.

New Yorkers avoid Times Square at all costs. It isn’t a convenient or super enjoyable part of town. It is packed with tourists who don’t know where they are going and NYE is about the worst it gets for Times Square. Now, the ball drop is impressive and something so many people consider an iconic moment in the holiday celebration.

“We will miss everyone this year but we will bring our celebration to you, whether you want to turn off and turn away from the bad news of 2020, or turn to the new year with a sense of hope, renewal and resolution, you’ll be able to join us virtually like never before as part of the Times Square 2021 celebration,” Jeff Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment, said in a statement.

But, mainly, people just want 2020 to be over.

This year has been a hard year for so many. People have lost their jobs and their loved ones as the virus runs through the U.S. Covid-19 is still a real threat to people, especially the vulnerable population.

READ: Nearly 9,000 Unaccompanied Child Migrants Have Been Expelled From the U.S. Under Trump’s COVID-19 Restrictions

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Mountain Dew Margaritas Are Apparently A Thing At Red Lobster Now?

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Mountain Dew Margaritas Are Apparently A Thing At Red Lobster Now?

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We’ve seen all kinds of takes on the timeless classic that is a Margarita. From frozen Margaritas to ones with cranberry juice and dashes of blue curaçao and twists of basil and ginger beer we’ve literally seen it all. Or so we thought.

Recently, Red Lobster announced that they’re doing a Mountain Dew-take on the beloved and salty tequila cocktail.

Red Lobster’s DEW-Garita promises to set you aglow.

The drink is the first official Mountain Dew cocktail and of course, it is bright lime green. While the cocktail’s recipe is being kept strictly under wraps, like everything at Red Lobster’s, it’s supposed to pair “perfectly” with Red Lobster’s iconic Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

“Red Lobster is thrilled to work with PepsiCo, not only because it has a great portfolio of brands, but specifically because of the food and beverage innovation possibilities,” Nelson Griffin,the Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Red Lobster said in a statement about the drink.

Red Lobster’s DEW-Garita is due to debut at Red Lobster locations nationwide in September and by the end of 2020.

The Margarita is an iconic Mexican drink related to a drink called Rhe Daisy.

The classic Tequila sour cocktail is one of the most beloved cocktails in the world. According to Wine Enthusiast “One story claims that the drink was created in 1938, as Mexican restaurant owner Carlos (Danny) Herrera mixed it for gorgeous Ziegfeld showgirl Marjorie King. Supposedly, Tequila was the only alcohol that King would abide, so Herrera added lime juice and salt.”

To make your own classic Margarita check out this recipe below

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt
  • Lime wedge
  • 2 ounces white Tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Directions

Shake out coarse salt on a plate. Wet the rim of a glass by using the lime wedge. Press the rim of the glass in the plate of salt to coat. Add ice to the glass.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the rest of the ingredients. Shake well, and pour into the prepared glass over ice.

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