Fall Can Be Sweet!

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Fall Can Be Sweet!

The fall season is here with its beautiful leaves, fresh crisp mornings, and last but not least its the sweet treats. From the classic apple treats to the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Fall definitely has some our favorite sweet treats of the year, but these treats come with a pretty high price. The ultimate price that we sometimes pay is weight gain and this may come about from the many high sugar and fatty foods that we consume this time of the year. There are a few tips in order to better manage your body weight, sugar consumption, and fat intake.

  • Control your portions if you know something contains a lot of sugar or fats such as saturated fats.
  • Substitute solid fats such as butter and margarine for oils like vegetable oil, canola oil or olive oil.
  • Read your labels for added sugar if you eating a packaged good.
  • Substitute non-sugar sweeteners for sugar such as swapping sugar for Splenda.
  • Be mindful of serving sizes and amounts
  • Increase your activity levels by engaging in physical activity such as walking with the family or playing sports.

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Photo of Vince Webb, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionVince Webb, Jr.Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (336) 641-2400 (Office) vince_webb@ncsu.eduGuilford County, North Carolina
Updated on Nov 14, 2017
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