One Weird Trick to Lose Weight

Stop eating so much sugar, you fatass!

It’s kind of crazy how much sugar we eat in a day without even realizing it. Everything you thought was safe isn’t. Just to put a perspective on things, you should only be eating 10% of your calories in added sugar a day, at the most.* This is 50 grams of sugar for a 2000 calorie diet.** Added sugar does not include sugars that are naturally found in foods like fruit. You have probably heard this a lot, but one can of pop roughly contains 40 grams of sugar per can. That’s not all. Pretty much every fruit juice has the same amount of sugar as a can of pop.


You say “But wait Tim, you’re completely wrong. Tropicana has only 22 grams of sugar per serving while Pepsi has a whopping 40 grams”. Even if I assumed you were a master at pouring exactly one serving of juice, which you are not, if you look closely at the labels you can see that 1 serving of Pepsi is 355 millilitres while one serving of Tropicana is only 240 millilitres. We need to do some math to be able to compare the two. Since millilitres is volume, and volume is comparable between two different substances (unlike mass), all we need to do is calculate what percentage the volume of the Tropicana serving is of the volume of the Pepsi serving and divide the grams of sugar in the Tropicana by that amount. While this may seem complicated, I’ve done the heavy lifting and got you covered.

What this means is, if you were to fill a Pepsi can with Tropicana orange juice, instead of soda, it would contain 32.54 grams of sugar, which is pretty close to the 40 grams in Pepsi. Keep in mind Tropicana is one of the better juices and you’re far more likely to buy flavoured sugar water, which has even more sugar in it, because it’s cheaper.

I'm certain you have probably been screaming this whole time that Tropicana is a “natural” juice, so it’s not really added sugar. Here’s the thing about that. Even if I believed that this company didn’t add a single speck of extra sugar (which I don’t), all store bought juices are terrible for you and are the equivalent to eating candy. The best way to drink juice is fresh so you can get the full benefit from it. Store bought juices undergo heating processes to make them last longer, but kill a lot of the nutrition.*** It’s just way better to just eat the fruit anyway.

Basically the top three things you want to drink to avoid sugar is as follows:

1. Water (no sugar)
2. Milk (Natural Sugar)
3. Powerade (only 28g of sugar per 500ml)

So drink more water, drink less flavoured beverages and go outside and exercise you fat piece of shit.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me. My contact information is listed under the contact section of this site, located on the menu bar to your left. Keep in mind I will respond at my leisure, and I will be sure to post any emails that I find hilarious along with my responses to them, just because I am a dick like that. Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a great day.

Sources:
*https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/interactivenutritionfactslabel/sugars.html
**(2000cal * 10% ÷ 4 = 50g) (There are 4 calories per gram of sugar)
***http://www.instituteofholisticnutrition.com/nutrition-research/past-research/the-rising-childhood-obesity-epidemic/


Posted on 5 July 2017 by Mekeninzo

Last minute update!!! I'm getting married on the 8th of this month. Website activity has grinded to a halt because of that and because I'm working on a text-based game that is like Pok'emon. It's being coded in javascript and node.js. (Still putting the C++ game on the backburner). Hopefully I'll realize my dreams of making a video game where people around the world can battle for real money. Here's hoping I can stay focused enough to make it happen! I will eventually get around to making new comics, I promise. Hoping sometime around August. I do have several prototype comics writen down after all. The wedding is at Saint Anthony's church in Fredericton at 1pm on July 8th if anyone out there wants to come. Look forward to resumed website activity soon(ish)!

Posted on 8 May 2017 by Mekeninzo

It's finally finished, that thing that you didn't even know I was doing. I made the ultimate MMO and posted it to the site today. As you can see, there is a new silver login/register box on the side of the site. Sign up on up, login and click the games button from the menu to see what it's all about. (No it's not the C++ game)

Posted on 3 March 2017 by Mekeninzo

All My Pixels will be undergoing some major changes in the next few months. This comic is a collection of my thoughts, feelings and sense of humour. Basically the essence of me. Since this is the nature of my work, drastic changes in my life change the outcome of my work because I base a lot of my work on real life experiences. I encourage everyone to join me on this new adventure and I sincerely hope you enjoy yourselves. ^_^

Posted on 11 December 2016 by Mekeninzo

Hello everybody! I have recently added a rant section to my site, so I can share my opinions with all of you. Mostly because certain things irritate me and i want the world to know. I look forward to all the interesting emails I will receive because of it.

Posted on 19 September 2016 by Mekeninzo

I've been putting the comics on hold, yet again, to focus on learning C++ so I can code a video game. I probably should update the news section more than I have, and since I have just updated the site to make it easier to post news I just might. All of the data from my harddrive loss has either been recovered or recreated. Figured I should probably throw that out there. Learning to code a video game has been progressing fairly slowly, but I am making some decent progress. I imagine I'll post another comic when I get a chance or when I get around to making game graphics, since I'm going to be using a similar art style for the game. Thank you all for your support. I'll try to wrap this project up as fast as I can, but no guarantees it won't take a while.

Posted on 8 June 2016 by Mekeninzo

Finally have a new comic posted. Well technically it's an older comic I just modified to fit into the new style frames. School is coming to a close and once I have found a job it will be easier to make comics. However, I do have some bad news. My harddrive destroyed itself a while ago erasing most of my artwork for the comic, so I have been scrambling around trying to recover as much as i can. Unfortionatly it might take a while to get set back up and running. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Posted on 4 October 2015 by Mekeninzo

As some of you may have realized, I haven't been posting that many new comics. That's because I'm currently studying at NBCC to be an electrician. I will still try to post a comic every once in a while whenever I'm not busy with school work (Which is hardly ever).

Posted on 9 May 2015 by Mekeninzo

Welcome to the grand opening of Mekeninzo Underground. From here on out I'm going to do my best to add a new comic every Monday. Come on in, pull up a chair and enjoy a good laugh.