Confession: We spent our entire summer stuffing our faces cooling off with chocolate ice cream and lemonade-infused frosé. Green smoothies and açaí bowls made an occasional appearance, but for the most part: We ate so. much. sugar.  And now we need a reset.

During the month of September, we’re committing to cutting back on the sweet stuff, and we want you to join us. No, we're not asking you to pass on it forever (um, because brownies), but science has proven the benefits of eating less of it, and the list is legit (from focus to energy to weight loss and much more). We'll help you get started right now with this no-BS, no-cleansing, no-diets guide. Just one small change a day might help you finally #cutthesugar.

Getting Started

7 Simple Ways to Cut Back on Sugar (Because You Know It's Not Easy)

Good news, sugar addicts: There's hope.

The Real Difference Between Agave, Honey, and Other Natural Sweeteners

Find out how these sugar substitutes really stack up.

10 Common Breakfast Foods Ranked by How Much Sugar They Have

Waffles vs. donuts vs. muffins. Let's do this.

The One Time It's Totally OK to Eat a Lot of Sugar

We're not green-lighting a king-size Snickers habit, but sugar isn't *always* bad.

Sugar Wise: How Fruits Stack Up

Nature's candy has some sweetness.

15 "Healthy" Foods You Won't Believe Are Full of Added Sugar

If it was a snake, it would've bitten us.

No-Sugar Recipes

21 No-Sugar Breakfast Recipes to Avoid an Early Crash

Because your morning meal probably shouldn’t be dessert.

7 Sugar-Free Recipes From "I Quit Sugar" That Taste Anything But

Proof that cutting sugar doesn't mean cutting taste.
Halloween Candy Recipes

14 Homemade Chocolate Bars and Candies So You Know They're Free of Artificial Crap

Fact: Every single recipe will take you back to your childhood.