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A recent World Health Organization report recommends getting only 5 percent of our daily calories from sugar. Most Americans consume nearly triple that. Giving up the sweet stuff may seem daunting, but a few simple changes will ease the pain significantly.


Replace vanilla-flavored yogurt with plain nonfat Greek.
Save: 19 grams
(Need more sweetness? Top with a low-sugar fruit like raspberries.)

Do The Math:To figure out how many calories you're consuming from sugar, multiply the grams of sugar on the nutrition label by four. A food with 15 grams, for example, has 60 calories from sugar per serving. In a 2,000-calorie diet, that's 3 percent.