How to Stop Eating Sugar

By David Leonhardt, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist

The sugar problem. If you live in the United States, you probably eat more sugar than is good for you. It’s probably not your fault, either. Added sweeteners are infused into a shocking number of foods.

After I wrote a year ago about my own efforts to eat less sugar, I heard from many readers who were interested in doing the same. So I have written a guide that The Times has just published.

If you follow its recommendations and want to tell me how it goes — or have your own ideas for how to eat less sugar — write to

I have also written a column which puts the sugar issue into a larger political context. It’s called “Big Sugar Versus Your Body” and is a much quicker read than the guide.

For anyone who wants to dig more deeply into this topic, try the work of Marion Nestle of N.Y.U., including her book “Soda Politics,” and the work of Laura Schmidtprofessor in the UCSF School of Medicine of the University and the founder of SugarScience.

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Re-posted from New York Times, March 12, 2018

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