Ann Curry’s No-Fail Secret for Saying No to Sweets

With the abundance of baked goods, candies, and Starbucks beverages on this Earth, it’s a relief to know that even Ann Curry has to work at staying healthy and keeping herself fit. Especially now with the upcoming holiday season on its way, it’s good to have a couple of good tricks for dealing with all the platters of cookies, cakes, and candies sure to pop up.

Ann Curry
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Curry recently explored what her new medical show means to so many, the health scare she just opened up about recently, and her sure-fire trick for saying no to sweets.

Her new program focuses on health

Curry has been working on her new TBS and TNT program, Chasing the Cure, in which people are helped who are living with undiagnosable illnesses. The program allows patients to be able to speak with medical specialists they might not have had access to previously. These specialists then can help assess each person and try to detect what their symptoms are pointing to.

The 62-year-old said of the show, “It’s hard to pin down the category. I’m operating as a journalist and see myself as an anchor of the broadcast, adhering to traditional rules of journalism. TNT and TBS don’t do journalism, so they probably see it as entertainment. The only way I would be involved was if the show was focused on being patient-first, and the network agreed to that.”

The health scare she’s just talking about now

Curry told Parade this year about a health scare she underwent a few years ago.

“Years ago, I found a lump in my breast of significant size. My doctor said, “I have to tell women all the time that they have breast cancer and their response is always the same. ‘I’m not ready. I haven’t done X yet.’ Well, you don’t have breast cancer. That lump was a cyst. You have a chance to now live so that you don’t have to say, ‘I should’ve, would’ve, could’ve.’”

“That’s when I realized that I needed to do certain things,” Curry continued. “I was a mother of two young children at the time, and yet I began the process of becoming a photojournalist. And I’ve since tried to live so that I would not have regrets when the day comes.”

Curry’s sweet secret to saying no to goodies

As for how she manages to fool herself to stay away from all those things that make us gain weight, Curry keeps it simple.

She told Parade earlier this year, “I’m big on raw vegetables and fruit, but I eat everything. I just eat the bad stuff in very small amounts. I try to drink a lot of water, …eat a lot of salads and stay away from sugar and fat and too much meat and cheese.”

And she suggests making it a game. “I have little tricks I implement to dial back. If somebody walks in with a big box of Krispy Kremes, I’ll say “Unless there is a chocolate-covered, cream-filled Krispy Kreme, I don’t want one.” And if I open the box and isn’t one, I don’t have anything.”

“And sometimes if I’m having a Japanese meal and they have a really good matcha ice cream, it’s worth it. Happiness is a part of health as well!”

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