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SAD sufferers crave carb-rich fare as an instant feel-good fix. A steady diet of cold-weather comfort foods can add up to a layer of winter blubber, though. So be sure to get a balance of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. "Consider protein-rich alternatives such as eggs and fish, as well as fruits and vegetables," says Dr. Rosenthal. Munch on unsalted walnuts or almonds between meals for a healthy snack. And consider fish oil extracts (omega-3 fatty acid supplements), which may be beneficial for the heart as well as your mood, he says.
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