Look for disguised sugar
Did you know there are more than 20 words manufacturers can use for sugar without actually saying sugar? Don’t be seduced by the (un)sweet talk! When scanning ingredient lists, pay attention to syrup, sweetener and anything ending in -ose. For foods without much naturally occurring sugar (like bread, cereal, crackers and canned goods), leave them on the shelf if sugar or any of its synonyms are listed in the first three ingredients. And go for items with less than 8 g of sugar per serving.