MARLO THOMAS
01/06/2014 10:34 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Tricks To Kicking That Sugar Habit, From Joel Harper (VIDEO)

Celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper is a self-proclaimed dessert lover, but he has mastered a few tricks to keep his sweet tooth in check.

As a rule of thumb, Joel will allow himself two "cheat" snacks a week, whether that be a piece of candy or a red velvet cupcake he's been craving. Before reaching for the sweets though, he'll try a piece of fruit instead. "If I have a kiwi or a good banana or orange, it will sometimes satisfy a sweet tooth," he said.

By swapping in a healthy, sweet snack like fresh fruit, you can kick your craving for the real sweets altogether.

For more of Joel's tips for a healthier 2014, see the slideshow below:

Tips For A Healthier You In 2014, From Fitness Expert Joel Harper

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