With the amount of sugar found in common foods, it's hard to avoid the sweetener. Make it easier on yourself (and your waistline) with this easy-to-follow advice. Click through to find out how to nip those pesky cravings in the bud.
The physician says…read labels Don't blame brownies for your sweet tooth. As much as half the sugar you consume comes from savory sources such as pasta sauce, salad dressing, condiments, crackers and bread. These stealth sugars are dangerous because they condition your taste buds to expect sweetness. The more sugar you eat, the more you want-and that's when you reach for the brownie. Excess sugar in your diet can lead to a host of health problems, from heart disease to diabetes. So shop smart: Compare labels at the supermarket and choose brands that contain fewer grams of sugar per serving, or substitute a different food entirely. Try using hot sauce instead of ketchup,