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The Natural Way to Ward Off Winter Weight

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Soak up some sun

Lack of sunlight can trigger a drop in the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, leading to depression—and cravings.  Avoid carb binges by getting as much natural light as possible; you’ll get benefits even if it’s overcast. Drink your morning cup of coffee outside, work by a window (if you can), and take at least 15 minutes to walk on your lunch break. A well-lit home and office can help, too: Add cool fluorescent lights, the type used in therapeutic light boxes.

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