Reduce your added sugar intake
Nearly all Registry participants reported that they modified their food intake in some way to lose weight, and a great place to start is by cutting your added sugar intake. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 100 calories per day from added sugars, or six teaspoons, for women, and 150 calories (nine teaspoons) for men, but most Americans are ingesting much more than that and it’s contributing to the rapid expansion of waistlines. The good news is, if you want to slim down and keep the weight off, all you need to do is reduce the amount of added sugar you eat and the pounds will disappear rapidly. Reducing your intake of calorie-dense sugar carbs automatically reduces the number of calories you’re consuming on a daily basis, which forces your body to burn fat stored around your midsection for energy, rather than the sugars it takes from carbohydrates.