Eat Less Sugar!
Eat less sugar! That's a given. But why replace sugar with a non-nutritive product? It always amazes me that nutritionists recommend "sugar replacements" that may have questionable health risks. If your body wants sugar (glucose, fructose, etc.), give it what it wants, not a substitute. You'll end up filling more satisfied. Honey, for example, satisfies a sweet tooth and can ward off sweet cravings for the rest of the day. Non-nutritive sugar substitutes give the illusion of "calories to spare" and may cause you to eat more calories during the day. Plus, instead of being detrimental to your health, raw honey is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and natural energizers.
COMMON SENSE: Eat foods in the natural stated provided to us, not the way the lab prepares them for us to use. Nature already figured out the best and safest way to attain health. Do we really need to be eating man-made food, excuse me, food substitutes?