Keeping candy in the house? Make sure it's the individually wrapped kind. In a Swiss study, people ate 30% less chocolate when they had to free the goodies first.
"Every little bit of effort helps you eat less," says study author Thomas A. Brunner, Ph.D., so stash treats on a high shelf, take one, and put the bag back right away.
Two of our foil-wrapped faves: Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate Diamonds (60 calories apiece) and Hershey's Bliss Dark Chocolates (35 calories).
If you're in the mood for a real treat, try one of our yummy slimmed-down desserts.
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