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I Need to Learn How to Say No to Doughnuts
Assuming the doughnut isn't actually pleading with you (if it is, you have bigger problems), you simply need to work on avoidance. First, locate your motivation with a balance sheet; remind yourself about the evils of too much sugar, saturated fat, and calories, not to mention the lack of nutrients. Remember, too, that sweet treats can trigger swings in your blood sugar, priming you for energy crashes followed by more cravings for sweets.

Even if you're strongly motivated, though, doughnuts are tough to walk away from. Instead, try dodging temptation preemptively. Avoid the break room at work, don't let anyone in the family bring doughnuts home, and steer clear of doughnut shops. And focus on healthy alternatives. A whole grain bagel will meet your carbohydrate needs; a fruit salad has enough natural sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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