How to Cut Sugar in Secret

lollipopsby Leigh Ann Otte

What’s your favorite food group? Mine’s sugar. It’s not a food group? OK then, sweets. Don’t argue.

For this reason, I both love and hate the article we’re featuring this week. Registered dietitian Jill Weisenberger tells us how to stop eating so much of the sweet, powdery delight. I hate it because, well, what’s there to like about eating less sugar? But I love it because it includes easy ways to cut back without your taste buds (or your family) really noticing.

For example, one of her tips is to cut 25 percent in baked goods. Another one is to use the artificial-sweetener baking blends. So I figure, cutting 25 percent and substituting half of the remaining sugar with an artificial sweetener might lead to a deliciously subtle change that no one will mind. Including maybe even me.

What do you think?

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a freelance health writer.

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4 Responses to “How to Cut Sugar in Secret”

  1. Judy Rodman Says:

    Yes, in these stressful days, this is an important deception because when under stress a body wants comfort food! Thank you for this cool suggestion… I think I’ll try it:) Now if somebody would only come up with a cure for chocoholism, I think I could cut out sweets altogether!
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  2. lotte Says:

    @Judy: Ah, chocoholism. Another of my diseases I have no interest in curing. :-)

    Leigh Ann Otte
    Managing Editor, MyFamilyDoctor.com

  3. Matt Says:

    Good thoughts Leigh Ann, I think there are multiple ways to reduce sugar intake if we take a second to think before giving in to the sweet temptation. However, I can already see the debate over aspartame in artificial sugar – recently dubbed the most dangerous of all artificial sweeteners. This is not to say I don’t enjoy my diet coke. ;)

  4. lotte Says:

    Thanks, Matt. I assume you’re referring to the claim on the “natural health” website Mercola.com that “aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods”? Of course, that flies in the face of what mainstream science and medicine contend, but yes, the claim is out there.

    Leigh Ann Otte
    Managing Editor, MyFamilyDoctorMag.com

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