On average, we eat 20 teaspoons of sugar a day when we should be eating six, adding pounds and upping the risk of diabetes and cancer. The good news: You can retrain a sweet tooth by making smart swaps.
Skip the sugary beverages like soda, juice, and sweetened ice teas. Drink water or club soda flavored with fruit slices, or seltzer mixed with some juice instead. The sugar saved can be splurged on dessert.