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Smart Woman: Cutting Down On Holiday Sweets

As the holiday season approaches many are excited about the desserts to come, but eating too many sweets can pack on the pounds, causing obesity which leads to problems like diabetes and heart disease
As the holiday season approaches many are excited about the desserts to come, but eating too many sweets can pack on the pounds, causing obesity which leads to problems like diabetes and heart disease. And what's worse, sweets are hard to say "no" to because they have addictive qualities. But to most people, sweets are just high calorie comfort food.

So, what's the best way to limit our sweet intake? Dietitians say to try to get 30 minutes of sunlight a day. Sunlight produces serotonin, known as the feel-good chemical in the brain that prevents cravings for sweets, like ice cream.

They also say to put pleasure into your life, such as exercising and being with friends. Keep your daily sweets to no more than 10% of your daily calories or splurge once a week and don't stock up on desserts. What's not there, won't tempt you.

Also, think of creative ways to use fruits, which are a natural sugar into your diet, that will satisfy your craving. These are all good ways to have your sweets and eat them too.
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