Sugar can be one of the greatest contributors to weight gain. Reducing the sugar in your diet according to recent article could be easier than we think. According to the article the average American takes in 22 teaspoons of added sugar every single day; this equates to about 355 calories which equals about 70 pounds of sugar every year. Besides weight gain, sugar also causes many other health problems. There are ways to reduce sugar without compromising taste. According to dietary experts most of us take in 3 to 4 times the recommended amount of sugar on a daily basis. The American Heart Association recommends that women get no more than six added teaspoons of sugar and men should get no more than nine added teaspoons. Research has proven that too much added sugar in the diet can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, as well as cancer. There are choices that we can make to substitute sugar that are fairly easy. For example, choosing shredded wheat over frosted wheat cereal saves 2 teaspoons. Choosing a honey and yogurt combo can be a sweet treat, or plain Greek yogurt with blueberries is an excellent choice also. The most important thing is to look at labels and not marketing slogans. Dr. Kim empathizes with his patients who were trying to maintain a healthy diet. He explains that unexplained weight gain or increased fat could be due to hormonal changes especially as women and men age. It is important to make proactive decisions concerning increased weight early before it is out of control. For some patients liposuction is an excellent option for removing fat cells that tend to form on the abdomen. Dr. Kim has the talent of an artist combined with the skill of an ASPS plastic surgeon. This benefits patients by creating natural looking beautiful results.