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“Sweet foods go straight to your fat cells and make you hungry for more,” says Burr. “Remind yourself that sugar wasn’t even a big part of the first Thanksgiving in the 1860s. People back then consumed less than one tenth of the sugar we do now. So don’t be obligated to load up on sugar cookies and pumpkin pie to honor a tradition of the season. In any case, the less sugary foods you can get away with not putting into your body, the more energy and high spirits you’ll have to dedicate to celebrating.” See: Kill Your Sugar Addiction With These 5 Simple Steps