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Avoid the sugar overload by choosing something worth the calories.
When facing a smorgasboard of treats, I select only the one or two things I can't normally get. Chocolate chip cookies? Pass. Rice Krispie treats? Pass. My Aunt Birdie's super yummy once a year soldier cookies? Yes, please!!
As an emotional eater, I realized that my go-to food was any kind of sweet. I found that I could fulfill that urge with a "healthy sweet" like a few frozen grapes or some orange slices to satisfy my craving at the same time as analyzing why I was emotional. Less calories, more emotional awareness!
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