The modern American diet contains hidden amounts of added sugar. Added sugar is in most things you wouldn’t normally think of including bread, sauces, and chicken stock. These sweeteners are tasty and highly caloric, making it easier to overeat. Research indicates that an over abundance of simple carbohydrates, such as sugar is the driving force behind obesity and diabetes epidemics. Fortunately there are simple everyday cut backs you can take to limit sugar consumption. These include reading food ingredients and nutrition labels to choose which products to purchase, limiting the amount of sugar you add to food, and making your own sauces and meals. The New York Times, recently published a helpful guide to limiting sugar consumption.
From the New York Times: How to Stop Eating Sugar