The average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar every year. That may be more than some of you weigh!

That’s excessive, and partly to blame for why it’s hard for many people to lose weight.

It’s not that sugar is the enemy, but overeating can be. And sugar, for many of us, makes that much easier.

If you find yourself often overeating sugar, these tips will help.

Replace Sugar with an Artificial Alternative

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Calorie free sweeteners are a great place to start if you want to reduce your intake of sugar.

So Should I Just Go Cold Turkey?

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Many people try to cut out all sugar, and while this can work in the short-term, it’s usually unsustainable.

Instead, indulge wisely and consider your portions more carefully.

Keep Fruit on Hand

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To ease those sugar cravings, reach for a piece of naturally sweet fruit.

Portion Control

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The secret is enjoying sugar in moderation.

Pay attention to portion sizes and eat some sugar when you really want to.

What’s your take on how to reduce your sugar intake? Have anything else you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below!