Instead of sugar you may want to try using low-calorie sweeteners in your coffee, tea or on your cereal. Some common brand names are Equal (Nutrasweet), Splenda, Sugar Twin and Sweet N' Low.
Low-calorie sweeteners have a lot less sugar and fewer calories than real sugar. Because these sweeteners have few calories, three or four packages (or teaspoons) a day would have little effect on your weight or blood sugar level.
One teaspoon of sugar has the same sweetness as 1 teaspoon of Splenda or 1/2 teaspoon of Sugar Twin or Swet N' Low. If you find these sweeteners "super sweet", use a little less.