I've heard some overweight women say, "I've never had a problem with sugar, but give me a loaf of garlic bread and I can't resist" or some such nonsense. I think that is pure subterfuge, which means, when we are addicted we try to divert attention away from our addiction. I know this.
So. Let's get real.
I think if we do, we will admit that most of us have a sugar problem. But why? Because it's addictive. (Think "white powder.")
If you really enjoy eating refined white sugar now and then, and you are really able to control yourself, go ahead (you're the boss), but your body is not going to get any nutrients from it. (To quote the apostle Paul, "All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable" 1 Corinthians 10:23 :)) And sugar frequently comes in a lethal mix with trans fat and chemicals. What it comes down to is this: You want to be thin and you want to be healthy.
So try this experiment.
Go without sugar for one day. Just 24 hours. By the next day you will be amazed how sweet everything tastes without it. And when you eat it, it will taste too sweet. It will have lost its hold on you.
This is your mission. Should you choose to accept it.
Oh, by the way, your tummy will go away, and you'll start sculpting your waist. But you think I'm kidding...