You may not have this person's sweet tooth, but being sugar savy can still yield big savings. By Phillip Rhodes
Follow along with one of our editors as he finds sugar hiding in the most unlikely (and, at times, likely) places.
So long, sweetened vanilla soy milk. Hello, unsweetened.
Savings in a cup: -6g
Try a bowl of Cheerios instead of the more heavily sweetened flake and cluster combo kind.
Use 1 sugar packet instead of 2 in my coffee. Not much of a savings, actually.
Had a good morning workout, but not good enough to burn off a slice of reduced-fat coffee cake. Skip it.
Order a large half-sweet/half-unsweet iced tea with my deli sandwich.
Resist the cookie, grab a banana. Fruit has sugar, too, but it comes with other good-for-you stuff.
If the office-fridge thieves haven't hit, there's a Greek yogurt waiting for me—with blueberries instead of honey.
Who calls a meeting at 4:30? Resist temptation to dip into mood-boosting mini candy bar supply.
Headed to potluck cookout. Glad I made coleslaw with my own vinaigrette instead of buying ready-made.
Margarita from a mix? I'll just have a beer. Only 0.32g in 12 ounces.
BBQ! Avoid extra sauce on the sandwich: Sugar is the first ingredient in many sauces.
Skip the molasses-y baked beans.