4 simple ways to cut down on added sugar

As part of the New Year's resolutions setting, a lot of my clients have set out to limit added sugar in their diets. According to American Heart Association men should limit their added sugar intake to 9 teaspoons (37.5g) a day and women to 6 teaspoons (25g) a day. To put that in perspective, a single can of soda (39g), a bottle of Snapple (40g), a Starbuck's chai tea latte (30g), not to mention a single donut puts us over the daily limit. Sugar also seems to be hidden everywhere nowadays: in bread, dried fruit, peanut butter, crackers, chips, condiments, sauces, wine and beer. Once you have some of that plus a little sugar in your coffee, honey in your tea, jelly on toast, candied pecans on