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      How to fight a sugar rush and win

      Halloween is over, but the sweets season is just getting started. Why do many of us suffer from a sweet tooth and what can we do to cut down on goodies during the holidays?

      Sweets are hard to say "no" to because they have addictive qualities. To most people, sweets are just high calorie comfort food.

      S o what's the best way to limit our sweet intake?

      D ietitians say try these tips!

      G et 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. 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. Don't stock up on sweets. What's not there, won't tempt you, and think of creative ways to use fruits. Cooking your fruits on low heat can actually make the fruit taste sweeter, giving it that pie filling feel.

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