Was your New Years resolution to lose weight? Did you know 17% of the average Americans caloric intake comes from added sugars? That includes soft drinks, candy, and added sweeteners. 23% of an average American’s caloric intake comes from added fat (butter, margarine, shortening, oil, etc). That’s mean 40% of an average American’s diet is attributed to ADDED products. Want to lower your calorie count during the day? Lay off the sugar and butter.