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Doing the Math

If you're hooked on sugar, you have a pattern of favorite foods. Maybe that's a flavored coffee drink, a store-bought smoothie or a sweet snack at the same time each day. Facing the music about just how much sugar is in that treat can help you quit, Schmidt says. She recommends looking on the package (or looking up the nutritional info online) and finding the amount of sugar in the product. Dividing that number by four will give you the number of teaspoons of the sweet stuff. Then, measure out that amount of sugar into a glass. "Look at it long and hard. Ask yourself, 'Would I eat this right now?'" she says. The answer? Probably not.