Super Shape up Tip: Kick the Ketchup

It’s crazy to me that so many people think ketchup is healthy because it has tomatoes. Just because it is partially made from tomatoes does not make it healthy! Yes, you may get a irrelevant amount of lycopene when you use it, but you will also be getting a high dose of sugar. Sugar is the devil when it comes to weight loss. Also, did you notice that people put ketchup mostly on fatty and salty foods (no one ever puts is on veggies)? This is because when the addictive triangle of fat, salt, and sugar come together, our brains are hard-wired to crave more. This is why fast food is so addictive. So, dare I say that ketchup is a gateway to making bad food choices. Also, if you give up ketchup, maybe you won’t really want to order the fries or have the burger because it “just doesn’t taste the same” without the sugary sweet from the red Heinz bottle.

Ketchup my not seem that bad for the waistline but it really is. Opt for lower sugar choices.

Ketchup my not seem that bad for the waistline but it really is. Opt for lower sugar choices.

Speaking of Heinz, they do make a low sugar version, but it is filled with artificial sweeteners and is a poor substitute. Just give it up altogether. – CC

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