Do you think you ketchup could go without sweetening the ketchup. It is likely the sweetness itself is a trigger for you, not whether it is sugar or some other sweetener. Americans have particularly sweet food. Sauces in other parts of the world are flavourful, but rarely sweet. Having succeeded so well in shedding the weight, I can understand your desire to reincorporate some of the old foods, but this is perhaps one bridge you need not cross.
Originally Posted by Rosemary 231
I ditched sweeteners about thirty years ago and found that I adjusted and after a while didn't miss them. Interestingly, when I ditched wheat about four years ago, I found that vegetables like carrot and onion seemed sweeter than they had. So now I enjoy the natural sweetness of foods. When it comes to cooking, I just leave the sweeteners out of sauces, maybe adding a little bit more salt to lift the flavour
Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.
Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine