Cut Down on Extra Sugar
Too much sugar in your diet can lead to heart disease, so take steps to cut back on refined sugars as much as possible. Try not to eat more than 100 calories (or six teaspoons) a day of added sugar. We're not saying you should live without dessert forever (because it adds to our happiness), but eliminate unnecessary sugars for meals and enjoy just a few bites of a treat once a day. If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, here's how to ditch your sugar addiction in three weeks.