Ready to kick some sugary butt? Good! Before you begin, get familiar with these simple strategies, which will keep your motivation going and make your transition to a less-sweet life as painless as possible.

Here’s how you can break the hold sugar has on your body and your brain and shrink your sugar belly for good. And it is going to be simpler - and sweeter - than you might think. Once you’re free of the sugary shackles that bind you, what can’t you accomplish? These guidelines can set you free.