How To Cut Down On Added Sugar In Your Life Laura Schmidt, a sugar scientist at the University of California, San Francisco, shared six ways we can cut down on added sugar intake. Check them out and see what changes you can make in your life to eat less added sugar. Strategy 1: Stop buying sugary drinks. Strategy 2: Get it out of your environment. Strategy 3: Delay age of first consumption for kids. Strategy 4: Be wary of foods that come in boxes, bags and cans. Strategy 5: Build a supportive community that cares about healthy eating. Strategy 6: Get politically active.