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Zero Carbs isn't always Zero Carbs!
« on: May 07, 2010, 06:41:28 PM »

Zero Carbs isn't always Zero Carbs! Watch the serving size then check ingredients!

I had a reader approach me at a book signing, she told me her weight loss had stalled and she couldn't understand why?? "I'm certain I stay under 20 carbs per day" she exclaimed. As she was talking to me she was popping Tic Tacs into her mouth. I asked her, "Did you check the label on those mints". She told me she did and indeed she had. The label said zero carbs as shown below. The serving size was 1 mint. I asked her how many mints she eats per day and she answered, "not many just one pack". I then showed her the ingredient list on the label. To her surprise she discovered that Tic Tacs were pure sugar!

"How can they LIE like that!" she asked. I told her the serving size is so small per mint the government doesn't require them to list the sugar content

 Tic Tac Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 piece
Servings Per Container 37
Calories 1.9 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g
Sodium 0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g0%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g0%.

Ingredients
Sugar, Maltodextrin, Tartaric Acid, Artificial Flavors, Gum Arabic, Rice Starch, Magnesium Stearate, Ascorbic Aid, Yellow 6, Carnauba Wax.

ALWAYS CHECK THE INGREDIENTS A simple mistake like this can sabotage your entire program. 45 days later the same reader contacted me back, she had lost 21 pounds  ;D
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Re: Zero Carbs isn't always Zero Carbs!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 01:44:27 PM »
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!  :o
I have much to learn and am being blessed every moment to more and more truth about the evils of hidden sugars!!
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Re: Zero Carbs isn't always Zero Carbs!
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 05:02:36 PM »
thank u again, i am blessed that i saw u on the 700 club!!!!!!

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Re: Zero Carbs isn't always Zero Carbs!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 08:46:48 AM »
My pleasure :)
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Re: Zero Carbs isn't always Zero Carbs!
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 04:51:59 PM »
Fantastic advice, Doug! :) :) :) :) :)

Nutrition Label carb counts are only clues. And NOT all the facts we need.

When I shop, I look at Nutrition Label carb counts... If low, I then look at the ingredient list.
If any one of the top three ingredients is high in carbs, I don't buy the product.
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Re: Zero Carbs isn't always Zero Carbs!
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 01:06:50 PM »
I have a question for you Doug.

The first ingredient is listed first because it has the highest amount and it get lower from left to right. It's not OK to eat a lot of tic tacs because sugar is listed first but it's OK to eat a lot of turkey burger because sugar is listed almost last, right?
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Re: Zero Carbs isn't always Zero Carbs!
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 08:31:15 AM »
I have a question for you Doug.

The first ingredient is listed first because it has the highest amount and it get lower from left to right. It's not OK to eat a lot of tic tacs because sugar is listed first but it's OK to eat a lot of turkey burger because sugar is listed almost last, right?

You are correct, Items in the ingredient list begin with the largest quantity within the product and slide down to the least.  8)
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