Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Today's Review: BBQ Sauce

I stopped using BBQ sauce when I started my diet, it contained an unnecessary amount of carbs that I could be eating elsewhere to contribute towards a balanced meal, and I thought I'd be fine without it. Turns out I was, but today I ordered some hunter's chicken without the almighty BBQ sauce, and it came out with it anyway. Instead of doing the normal thing and correcting them, I decided that today those extra carbs wouldn't be so bad, and tucked right in. Boy, was it worth it, BBQ sauce is great.

I won't delve into specific brands of BBQ sauce in this review, just the idea of it in general. There are many varieties, but I can't say I've found one I haven't liked. Heinz, Tesco, McDonald's (both regular and the amazing one you get with the Chicken Selects), they're all great. It's like ketchup, but kicked up a notch, incorporating some great sweet and smoky flavours to provide a sauce that's great with a lot of stuff. Especially ribs, man it's great on ribs. I used to be a ketchup fiend, but now if you ask me what my favourite sauce is, I'm likely going to say BBQ. No matter what form it's in, I can't say no to a bit of that sauce. Perhaps one day I'll run a dedicated BBQ sauce review week. Well, perhaps not, but that gives an indication of how much I like the stuff.

My rating: 5/5

6 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more. Thanks for reminding me life's too short to miss out on this added deliciousness - it makes so many things better! Also thanks as always for your reviews. Another thing that makes my days better : )

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  2. Right! Let`s get things straight! Purpose of punishing yourslef with low carbs? Loosing weight? Well, structured caloric deficit will do it (either low car/high fat/protein. Paleo or fast food diet. Any if being in kcal deficit will do). Humans have survived on carbs (complex (grains etc.), from nature (fruit) not processed sugar crap), asians eating white rice live the longest. Athletes strive on carbs. Your brain needs carbs. BBQ sauce is pure sugar though-everything in moderation is OK ;)

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    1. I know, I know, calories in/calories out is the best way, but the problem I have is lack of self control. Overeating has been a problem of mine for as long as I can remember, and a ketogenic diet was the first one that truly worked for me several years ago (lost four stone). I find cutting out the carbs completely is a better way, for me, of resisting the temptation. I wouldn't be doing it without my prior success (and little negative effect).

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  3. Lack of self control? Hmm, just do a diet/lifestyle/structure your meals to suit your lifestyle and eating patterns. Find the source of failure situations and solve them to suit you. And to fit within daily calories. Carbs in general have fiber, vitamins, minerals which fat/protein sources present mainly at Ketogenic diet might not have. Worked? So you yo-yo dieted and it did not become a habit, lifestyle so how could it worked then? Are you looking for quick fixes or what?

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    1. That's the thing, my lifestyle used to be "eat lots of food at several points throughout the day". That's how I got to the point of obesity where I was struggling to find clothes in the shops. So yes, I did a drastic diet, and after losing 4 stone I went back to a more regular way of eating, with a better insight into portion control and nutrition that allowed me to stay at that weight for almost 4 years. So I wouldn't say it's a yo yo diet. I have just found myself getting back into bad habits recently, so given a few months I will return to a regular diet, and should be able to maintain a healthy weight.

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