Curbing your sugar intake at holiday time is about as easy as staying dry in a thunderstorm. Baked goods and sweet treats abound at the office, friends and family are gifting you chocolates left and right, and even your grandmother’s whipped yams call for two cups of brown sugar, without which they just don’t taste the same. Given sugar’s pervasiveness between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, trying to nix it can seem futile, or worse, downright cruel. Everyone else is indulging, so why should you deprive yourself?
And what’s the harm in a few slices of pumpkin pie and some eggnog to celebrate the season? Will it really kill you?