Sugar fearing charlatans

Driving into work on Sunday

Yep I know it was Sunday, day of rest and all that

But I have a Sunday ritual that sets me up for a productive week

Makes everything flow smoothly and actually gives me more time off

Helps with keeping my waistline down too

Anyhoo I was listening to a chat show.

Some girl was on talking about eating healthy

I started to get angry quite quickly

She was going on about making your own sauces

Which ain’t too hard I’ll admit

But I’m lazy and like to save time

So I get mine from a jar <– shock horror

Anyway she mentioned that some of these sauces

Can have up to 22 teaspoons of sugar in them



>>>Holy diabetes Batman<<<

But wait…

Do they really have that much?



See this is what happens when ill informed charlatans get some exposure

They make people believe nonsense like this

I got onto my ol’ compadre Google

And found out a jar of Uncle Ben’s sweet and sour sauce

Will have around 88 grms total carbs per jar

And seeing as ALL CARBS are turned into sugar in your body

One could argue 88grms is the equivalent to 18 teaspoons of sugar

Not quite the 22 but still sounds pretty high right?

But it’s not all from added sugar. It’s from the fruit and veg too.

You get me?

And then you gotta look at how much of the jar you’d eat in one meal

I typically use half a jar and would make enough to last 4 meals

So that’d be 4.5 teaspoons of carbs/sugar, which is a grand total of 18 calories


18 fricken calories

If this charlatan thinks you can get fat by eating 18 calories she needs her head examined

You’re gonna be bombarded over the coming weeks about what you should eat to eat healthy

And most of it is pure BS

Luckily for you I got your back

But instead of just using these emails I’m going one better

And putting on a seminar for you

Where I’ll show you,

Among other things,

How to lose weight and be healthy while eating sugar every day

John ‘sweet n sour’ O’C

About the Author John O'C

John O'Connell is the owner of SF Fitness & Health Centre. He started working in the fitness industry in 2002 after suffering a back injury. He has worked with many professional organisations including Leinster Rugby, An Garda Siochana, New Zealand Rugby, Dublin GAA, Spar and CBRE. He has also appeared muliple times on both RTE & TV3 as a health & fitness expert. John is the co-author of 2 international best selling books - Total Body Breakthroughs and The Fit Formula.

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