When most people think of reducing the sugar in their diet they tend to cut out dessert and obvious sugary foods like candy and soda. However, sugar has crept its way into a lot more everyday foods that we may not suspect. The average person should consume no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar in their diet and that can be difficult.

1. Read Food Labels

If you must buy processed foods take the 30 seconds and scan the nutrition label to see how much sugar is in what you are eating. There is added sugar in lots of items we wouldn’t necessarily suspect like canned tomatoes, salad dressing, crackers and bread.Read Food Labels