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iVillage: 10 Healthy Eating Myths That Could Be Ruining Your Diet

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Myth: Low-Fat or Sugar-Free Cookies Are the Smarter Dessert Option

Truth: “If you are going to eat a cookie or treat, go for a small amount of the real thing,” Says Retelny. Since sugar and fat satisfy the palette -- a little goes a long way. The sugar-free or fat-free varieties often leave you wanting more, setting you up to overeat, she warns. Besides, the sugar-free and fat-modified versions of your favorite treats don’t offer as big a calorie savings as you’d think.

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