5 Comfort Foods That Aren’t All That Good for You

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Fall is here and winter is quickly approaching, we’ve already lost an hour of daylight, and temperatures across the country have been cooling. You may have already started to reach for your favorite winter comfort foods. Warm, heavy dishes that may help boost your mood, but can add unwanted fats to your daily diet.

American Dietetic Association spokeswoman and Registered Dietitian (RD) Katherine Tallmadge told WebMD that, “In summer there is an abundance of light foods, but when winter rolls around it is natural to want to beef up and yearn for richer foods.” It is also easy to fall victim to overeating in the winter because when ”there are 10 types of holiday cookies or several creamed side dishes, it only makes sense that you want to try them all.”

Many of the pitfalls surround high fat content, and loads of carbs, calories and sugar. Read ahead to be aware of the pitfalls contained in five favorite winter eats so you can plan to partake is seasonal favorites without overdoing it, or find a healthier version.

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