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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