I've read the Primal Blueprint, but I think I need to get a clearer picture about sugar, especially in tomatoes and tomato products. Apparently, tomatoes are high in sugar, natural sugar. I'm interested in making my own sugar free ketchup. It would invariably start with tomato sauce or paste. Yesterday, using tomato paste, the can said "tomatoes", nothing else yet there was sugar and carbs in the nutrition list. Is this natural sugar and OK to use more of as it's found in natural foods? I've lost the weight and reached my goal and I seem to be holding steady at 115 lbs, plus or minus a pound. I'd like to expand my eating a bit, while staying primal. Is sugar, sugar, wherever I find it, natural food or processed or does natural sugar in unprocessed food behave differently in my body? I need to mention that sugar and sweetness are a "trigger point" for me and I really try to avoid sweet stuff or 1 Oreo and I'm headed down the road to disaster. I'm planning to re-read the Primal Blueprint again and possibly discover if I missed any information. This question also applies to natural carbs. Last week I got brave and baked a yam, worried I might gain weight because of the carbs I took 3 days to eat it. If there is something in the archives, would you point me toward it?
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Tomatoes, sugar etc.