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I love eating sweets but get out of control at times. What to do?

Question:

I love eating sweets but get out of control at times. What to do?

Teentalker , 15-year-old

Dear Teentalker,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your concerns.

Craving for sweets is quite natural, since that's how we, as human beings have been wired. Our ancestors, historically would eat fruits (which contains fructose-sugar) and store it in the form of fat. It was also considered a form of survival mechanism and reduced the likelihood of a person starving to death. However, times have changed and so, has our lifestyle. Our ancestors were physically active, but the variety of food available was limited and surviving each day was a challenge.   In our mode.....

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