|5. The Habit: Having Artificial Sugars|
Adding artificial sweeteners to your coffee or snacking on sugar-free foods tend to make you eat more calories in the long run. Why? Because your body expects calories when it tastes something sweet and sends hunger signals to your brain. That makes you want to keep noshing until your body gets those expected calories, says Dr. Clayton.
Damage control: Empty calories in fake sugars boost your appetite, so keep healthy snacks on hand, such as apples and heart-healthy almond butter. It'll help prevent you from raiding the vending machine for high-calorie candy and chips.
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