How to (finally) kick sugar to the curb


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Many of us start the New Year with the very best of intentions, especially when it comes to our health and wellness. We vow to get more sleep, to save more money and — if you're in the Team Lose Weight group — to cut back on sugar.

The thing about sugar, though, is that just because you may not be indulging in obvious sources of it, such as candy, pastries or other sweets, doesn't mean you aren't still overdoing it. And if you suffer from that cursed Sweet Tooth, it may be especially difficult to cut back on it.

There are plenty of reasons why you should be motivated to give it a good try, of course. Cutting back on sugar will help you shed some pounds. More importantly, however, it may help you keep your pearly whites healthier and it will certainly help you avoid entering into pre-diabetic territory. But where do you start? Do you have to quit cold turkey? Is cutting sugar our entirely possible or even necessary? 

In the following short video, EatingWell explains how much sugar is too much, where to find hidden sugars and how to curb those dreadful sugar cravings.


h/t Eating Well