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How will Taco Bell's "Drive-Thru Diet" impact Yum Brands' bottom line?

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January is the busiest time of the year for gyms, and companies like Bally's and Town Sports International (CLUB) stand to profit big.

But they're not the only ones trying to capitalize on the millions of Americans who have made resolutions to lose weight.

In a strange (yet true) twist, fast food companies are jumping on the weight-loss wagon. Taco Bell (YUM) recently ran commercials for its "Drive-Thru Diet," and McDonald's (MCD), Subway, and Domino's Pizza have long trumpeted their own versions of fast food diets.

But can people really lose weight from eating…well, total crap? And do these companies really boost sales from these outrageous claims?

Join Josh Lipton for a closer look.

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