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5 Myths About Quitting Sugar, Debunked

People hold some several misconceptions about sugar, from denying they have a problem to knowing where sugar lurks

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    5 Myths About Quitting Sugar, Debunked
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    A heaping teaspoon of sugar.

    A lot of people vow to quit sugar as the weather warms up, but as NBC News' Better team discovered, it's easier said than done to make it 10 days without the sweet stuff.

    People hold some several misconceptions about sugar, from denying they have a problem to knowing where sugar lurks.

    For example, most Americans consume nearly twice the amount of recommended sugar — 50 grams, or 12 teaspoons — every day, Dish on Fish blogger Rima Kleiner said.

    If you're embarking on your own no-sugar challenge this spring, NBC News gathered five myths about quitting sugar to school yourself.

    Man Visits Disneyland 2,000 Times In a Row

    [NATL] Man Visits Disneyland 2,000 Times In a Row

    A Huntington Beach man has set a record for most consecutive visits to Disneyland. Jeff Reitz, 44, has visited the park 2,000 times in a row. Reitz started visiting the park every day when he was unemployed and wanted to keep his spirits up. Employed at the VA now, Reitz continues to visit every day after work because it helps him to decompress after a long day. His favorite ride is the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which he first rode with his mom when he was 2 years old. 

    (Published Friday, June 23, 2017)