Typically, items like ketchup, mustard, and other flavor enhancing sauces are fine IF used as a condiment. This means you might want to cut back if you are slathering some food item in a bath of a particular sauce that might not meet Dr. McDougalls requirements on a per calorie basis. Usually, if used sensibly, this will not derail you in your goals. It is possible to be overusing a particular product just through an out of control craving leading you to over consume not only the particular product but whatever you are putting it on. A good guide might be to ask yourself how long a particular sized container lasts you.
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