Are Americans Really Cutting Back on Sugar?

An IPSOS/Reuters poll conducted in mid-January reported that 58% of Americans had tried to limit sugar in their diets in the previous 30 days. This paralleled the release of the new U.S. Dietary Guidelines, which recommended for the first time that Americans reduce their intake of added sugars (sugars added during food processing and preparation) to less than 10% of daily calories.

Have you consciously tried to cut your dietary sugar consumption? Have you spoken with clients about it? What roadblocks have hindered success, and how are you and/or your clients navigating those obstacles?

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Sandy Todd Webster

Sandy Todd Webster is the editor in chief of IDEA’s award-winning publications. She is Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified and is a Rouxbe Certified Plant-Based Professional cook.

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