3 Ways to Make Peace with Holiday Sweets -- and Avoid a Sugar Overdose

December 12, 2014 10:38 PM

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The holiday season comes with a lot of indulgence -- and most of it is pure sugar in disguise (or not so disguised). You don't need anyone to tell you the problems over consumption can cause, but fact is that sweets, treats, and holiday desserts hold emotional significance and a whole lot of real estate, as they're usually part of longstanding family traditions and workplace customs (cookie swap!). The real concern I have is that over time, too much sugar can lead to weight gain, put you at risk for Type 2 diabetes, and impair your immune system.

The key to easing the struggle comes in three parts. First, it helps to sort out the thinking behind your holiday eating habits. Second, you need to give yourself concrete tools to help you manage opportunities for overindulgence. Finally, finding ways to support your efforts at balance will go a lo...

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