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Eating sugar lights up our brains’ dopamine receptors, making us feel fantastic–and eager for another hit.

Go Natural

Sub out foods with lots of added sugar (like candy or muffins) for ones that are high in natural sugar (like apples and dates), which offer a hit of sweetness that’s lower in calories and higher in nutrients. “Sweet fruits and vegetables might not seem as appealing as a cupcake, but they’ll satisfy

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