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What are some healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth?

Jessica Crandall
Nutrition & Dietetics
Look for foods that have natural sugars such as fruits and dairy products. You can also look for recipes that reduce the amount of sugar to assist you in healthy lifestyle changes. If you are having something that is a treat try to stick to the guideline 2 bites cures a craving -- after that your just feeding old behaviors -- this is a great portion control guideline. 
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
If you have a hankering for something sweet, opt for an apple, nectarine, mango, or pineapple. Enjoy a handful of nuts and half an ounce of dark chocolate twice a day -- ideally, 30 minutes before lunch and dinner to help control your appetite. Finally, keep your eye out for the words dextrose, corn sugar, fructose and high fructose corn syrup on labels -- and just say "no."

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