Same food, does not mean good fuel

Katherine Davison
8 October 2020

I used to buy food at the shop because it was cheap, or tasty, easy to cook. I have never been much of a cook.

OK, I am a terrible cook, one year I gave myself food poisoning more than 10 times.  So recipes need to be easy and hard to mess up.  I have been working on collecting recipes for people post bariatric surgery, easy to cook and tasty but hard to mess up.

This has started me looking at the groceries I buy in more detail.

Recently I needed to buy soya sauce, something simple that I would normally buy the cheapest brand and not think about it. Something had me reading what the ingredients were.

Brand A

Water, Soy Sauce Extract (21%) [Water, Soya Beans, Wheat Flour, Salt], Sugar, Salt, Colour (Plain Caramel), Acidity Regulator (Lactic Acid)

Brand B


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Water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt

How can the same product have such different ingredients?  Brand A contains sugar!  I try to cut back on processed sugars, it really helped with my weight loss. 

This made me start to look at other groceries I buy, what else had hidden sugar and processed ingredients like E numbers?

It can be hard to change all your diet at once, but by changing one or two items in each grocery shop to something a little healthier it can make healthy eating a habit!

What change can you make in your next grocery shop?

Katherine Davison

Katherine Davison

Weight loss coach

Katherine Davison

Katherine Davison

Weight loss coach

Katherine Davison, a weight loss coach, has conquered her own weight struggles over the span of a decade. By surpassing ineffective diets and extreme measures, she has discovered unique strategies that yield genuine positive results while still enjoying the pleasure of food.

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