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Josh Bezoni Complaints: Condiments That Cause Fat

By Coach Josh Under Josh Bezoni Complaints: The Obesity Conspiracy Exposed, Nutrition Tips, Weight Loss Tips

In this special article series titled Josh Bezoni Complaints: The Obesity Conspiracy Exposed, I explore one of the most frequently asked questions that I receive from my valued subscribers, “Coach Josh, what are some of your biggest complaints about the weight loss industry?”In my book, the 7-Day Belly Blast Diet, I expose the shady food manufacturers and corporate machines that have created the unnatural “Franken foods” that are addicting us and our children.

It’s important for you to know right now that some food additives are making you fat in three different ways:

1. Two of these obesity additives interfere with a hormone called leptin that tells the brain we are full while eating.

2. Other obesity additives add fat by changing how our bodies use the calories we eat. They do this by increasing a fat-storing hormone called insulin. When this happens, calories are converted to fat instead of being stored as “muscle energy.” This leads to fat deposits in all of our trouble areas—like under the chin, the backs of the arms, the belly, and the lower body.

3. Still other obesity additives actually make us addicted to them and cause us to eat uncontrollably. They do this by altering brain chemicals called neurotransmitters—just like a highly addictive drug does.

Therefore, here are the top 7 additives that I recommend removing from your diet as much as you can:

1. Stripped Carbohydrates (listed as sugar, flour, enriched white flour, white flour, enriched bleached flour, enriched wheat flour, wheat flour, semolina flour, white rice, maltodextrin, glucose, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), fructose, sucrose, dextrose, and levulose)

2. Artificial Sweeteners (listed as NutraSweet (aspartame), Sunette (acesulfame K), and Sweet ‘N Low (saccharin)

3. Added Caffeine in soft drinks and energy drinks (a few cups of green tea or coffee each day are fine)

4. Trans Fats (also listed as partially hydrogenated oils)

5. MSG (also labeled as monosodium glutamate)

6. Excess Alcohol (if you must, one to two drinks per week)

7. Excess Salt/Sodium in chips, crackers, canned food items, pickles, various cheeses, pretzels, condiments, and salted nuts.

In this article, I go through the aisles of the grocery store and show you good and bad choices for some of today’s most popular condiments.

Now, Let’s Go Grocery Shopping!

bad condiments

These condiments are great choices if you want a beer belly. Kroger and Lawry’s Marinades contain high fructose corn syrup as does Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup (so does the original Heinz 57). Kraft’s Light Asian Toasted Sesame Reduced Fat Dressing and their Thick N Spicy Barbecue Sauce also contain MSG and Hidden Valley’s Ranch Dressing also contains a hefty dose of MSG.

better condiments

Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup is a great choice over the original because it doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup. When it comes to barbecue sauce, make sure you choose a flavor or a version or a brand that doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup or MSG in it. Curley’s Famous Hot and Spicy Barbecue Sauce is a great example. When it comes to salad dressings, make sure you choose a low sugar version that doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup. Newman’s Own has a lot of salad dressings that fit the bill. You can also always use olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette as a great choice for dressing salads.

soy sauces

Kikkoman’s Natural Soy Sauce contains a whopping 920 mg per tablespoon of sodium compared to their less sodium version which has 575 mg, close to half.

pasta sauces

Prego’s Italian Sauce Traditional has 10 g of sugar per half cup while Lucini’s Hearty Artichoke Tomato Sauce has only 230 mg of sodium and less than 1 gram of sugar.

2 brands taco seasoning

This photo shows Old El Paso Taco Seasoning on the left which contains hydrogenated oils (avoid). On the right is McCormick’s Original Taco Seasoning which doesn’t.

taco seasoning

When it comes to the obesity additive sodium (salt), making better choices like choosing the low sodium versions of certain foods is a great idea. For example, McCormick Original Taco Seasoning has 430 mg of sodium while the reduced sodium version has only 300 mg. I bet you can’t tell the difference when you eat it.


Miracle Whip fat-free dressing contains high fructose corn syrup as its second ingredient while Whole Foods 365 Light mayonnaise contains no high fructose corn syrup. Look for mayonnaise that uses olive oil instead of canola oil, too.

peanut butter and jelly

Instead of going with the Reduced Fat (or regular) Jif Peanut Butter that’s full of hydrogenated oil and corn syrup solids, go with Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter that contains two simple ingredients, peanuts and salt. What’s more, instead of buying Welch’s Concord Grape Jelly which has 13 g of sugar per tablespoon, you can choose Welch’s Reduced Sugar Concord Grape Jelly which has just 5 g of sugar and no artificial flavors or sweeteners.

pantry items

This photo shows an example of household products that have hidden obesity additives in them. For example, the Pillsbury moist supreme classic yellow premium cake mix has hydrogenated oil, while Kraft oven-fried extra crispy chicken mix has MSG, and Knorr vegetable recipe mix also has hydrogenated oil.

If I get 100 comments I’ll be back tomorrow with even more insider information on foods that cause belly fat! Post your comment or question below…

Best to you!
coach joshCoach Josh


163 Comments Add yours

  1. Gavin Andersson
    12:58 AM #comment-1

    Thanks for these useful tips. can you tell me why you recommend that we avoid Canola Oil please?

  2. Joanne
    1:36 AM #comment-2

    Thank you so much for this information. I look forward to learning more.

  3. Bob Smith
    4:28 AM #comment-3

    The List shown is fine but unfortunatly is of much help for those of us outside the USA ie; the UK.

  4. jen
    4:57 AM #comment-4

    Wow! I eat a lot of this food! I’m trying to lose 40lbs before my son graduates in may. It’s time for a change bc I have been working out & not much change……HELP!!! I received an email a while ago about some contest that was being started but I believe that it also had info about some cleansing pills could you repost that info so I could buy some please?

  5. Jade
    5:24 AM #comment-5

    I’m writing all the way form trinidad, thank you so much for all your help.

  6. John Calinski
    6:23 AM #comment-6

    Love all your articles Josh!!!! Thank you…. One concern i have ,like most Americans are catching on is: GMO FOODS!!!!!!! Are we secretly being experimented on? Did you know that our govt. has a right to clone beef and let the stores sell to us without our knowledge? Did you know that there is no such thing as RAW NUTS anymore in America even though the package could advertise this? Iradiated foods such as tomatoes,spinach,nuts etc……Cell membranes are destroyed which then there is very little nutritional value? Please focus on this in 2012…. Remember—-MONSANTO IS BAD!!!!!!!!!! Look these S.O.B up too!!!!!! I can write a book on my 20 yrs research on ” FOODS THAT LIE” . ” WISE CRACK SUPPLEMENTS” . MONSANTO THE JOKER” . America, you are being deceived!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. randolph
    6:31 AM #comment-7

    the more I learn the more scared I am and teh more overwhelmed I become.
    Has anyone asked themselves what the heck the FDA is thinking approving these deadly chemicals? Our own government has decided that these are good for us meanwhile approving all the drugs that the commercials claim have side effects that are worse than the illess.
    Also, how do you proccess all this helpful information to make it useable. A list of keywords to look for on labels would be helpful and maybe a list of the worst brands to avoid.

  8. Alison
    7:02 AM #comment-8

    You rock, keep it coming, thanks for the great info and tips!

  9. hana
    7:59 AM #comment-9

    Thanks for posting this, Josh. It drives me crazy to visit my parents and find very few fresh and healthy items in their ftidge and storrage – and hear about this and that illness that is bothering them. And yet, when I tell them, i hear million and one excuse why they cannot change their lifestyle. It is really breaking my heart and i worry to hear (praying to God that i wont) that it has devrloped to something serious. Trouble is, they do not speak/read English, so if they do not take me seriously, there is no chance for them to read it or hear it from somewhere else – i used to buy for them health magazines but stopped when read in them all sorts of rubbish (margarine is healthy, stop eating eggs, etc.). I am allergic to gluten and since i stopped eating bread and other bakery products, i immediately lost 5kg. That was about 7 years ago and until now my parents don’t understand how can i live without bread.. My mum asked me the other day how can i eat for example salami – well, i don’t! And good for me, as it is full of nasty stuff. So, one change leads to another. I just wish my family can read English – your articles would open their eyes!
    All the best in challenging 2012!

  10. Trina Koltay
    9:10 AM #comment-10

    Once again,.great help and advice..love the pics…more,more,more.PLEASE!!!!!!

  11. kim
    10:32 AM #comment-11

    Josh, this was very helpful. I would love to see more of these tips. Thanks

  12. Julie
    11:33 AM #comment-12

    Hi Josh!!! Thank You so much for your insite on alternatives, this IS very helpful inwhich I need. Is there anyway you could come up with alternative for having to go gluten free? I know going organic is the best way to go, but I would like to hear about your insite on this due to my health issues. Thank you so much for caring and taking the time to do all this. I have 60 lbs that I want to loose before July 14th, and I could use all the help I need. Nothing seems to be working for me no matter what I have been doing due to my Thyroids, I was diagnoised with cancer a year ago and have been cancer free now for awhile but it recked havoc on my whole system. How can I get it back in check? Please help? I’ve been watching what I eat but I feel like I should be doing more?
    Thank You,

  13. Gary Kieper
    11:54 AM #comment-13

    Thank you for supplying this information. I conduct health seminars for seniors and this information will be very helpful in getting my point across.

  14. Tammy McCloud
    12:36 PM #comment-14

    . Can you please explain the reason consuming beer results in a “beer belly”?

    • jbezoni
      8:58 AM #comment-15

      Binge drinking can lead to weight problems as well as binge eating. If you are consuming too much beer, not watching your diet or exercising it is probable you will ripen “beer belly”. A pint of regular beer contains approximately 200-300 calories. A light beer contains approximately 100 -150 calories. So you could budget it into your daily calorie intake and enjoy a pint or two.

  15. Kevin L.
    1:47 PM #comment-16

    Thank You so much for your articles!! I am constantly amazed at my own ignorance about what I have been feeding myself for years,. But thanks to the information you give I have become not only better informed but also more aware of what I eat and ways to improve my health. THANK YOU

  16. Laura Meyeres
    10:37 PM #comment-17

    Thank you soooo much. I check salts and oils everytime I get groceries. and it is good to have a list, cause sometimes people just dont have time to look when they get groceries if they are a busy mom or dad like I am. So thank you and keep posting more. Laura

  17. Patricia Pott
    5:01 PM #comment-18

    Josh, I purchased the $67.00 Belly Fat Burning kit three days ago. Why would I need another kit for $39.00 today? My husband and I are retired and know we could rid ourselves of some prescriptions if we could take off 20 to 30 pounds of belly fat, but we cannot afford to buy anything we don’t need. Thanks, P

    • jbezoni
      9:14 AM #comment-19

      Hi Patricia,
      If you purchased the belly fat free program it is not necessary to purchase an additional program. I have new offers constantly on my emails for subscribers that have not purchased the program yet.

  18. Cindy
    8:42 PM #comment-20

    I know there’s a benefit to the videos that are posted, but I don’t always have time to listen, but can read fairly quickly and enjoy the info you post. Thank you!

  19. Nora
    12:24 PM #comment-21

    Since I have been watching my carbs I find I need sweets. For the first time in my life I am going around searching for a chocolate chip cookie! I can hardly believe I am doing this. Yesterday, I told my daughter I have to buy those chocolate chip cookies for my “grandson” wink! wink!

    I need something to stop the sugar fix I need. Help!!!!

    Never before have I ever even like sweets. I would give chocolate boxes away because I just did’nt care about them. Now I am hiding them under my bed!!

  20. Kay
    3:16 AM #comment-22

    Thank you for helping me with my purchases.
    After living in China for 2 months you can not find canned or boxed foods.
    I did loss about 10 pounds
    still a work in progress

  21. Patsy Smith
    8:21 PM #comment-23

    I am new to Belly Fat Free, however, I am reading and looking at all the articles and tips you send on Email. I don’t have a lot of time on the computer but I am looking forward to looseing about 80lbs. I have two knee replacements and one hip replacement. I know what my benefit will be to loose the weight.

  22. Sharda
    2:17 PM #comment-24

    Hi Josh,

    Thank you for all the tips. They really keep me motivated. I am from Trinidad & Tobago where we have a lot of “ground provisions” like cassava, yams sweet potatoes. Are these good carbs?

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