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  • Should I Cut Back On Bacon...? Add carbs? (Fitness related)

    My bacon intake is massive... I love the stuff. Sometimes I have like 7 slices for breakfast and maybe an additional 6-8 for lunch...

    I'm still trying to lose the last of my weight AND i'm working on strength training and getting all muscled up. In the last week and a half I've been working out GREAT and actually really enjoying it!

    But the bacon is quite fatty... and I mean, i'm just not quite sure exaclty how I should be tackling food now that I'm actually working out a lot, not to mention, trying to rid myself of the last of my excess pounds.

    Should I just lessen my bacon and replace it with some eggs?

    And what about my carb levels?
    Last edited by thehallowprince; 04-12-2011, 12:41 PM.
    March 1st 2010: 308lbs | CW: 219lbs / 18.5%BF | New Goal: 16% BF
    Male. 28. 6'4''. Currently working on them muscles and strength!

    "My chest hair caught fire when I was fighting a bear with a flamethrower, how do I get my hair back? - Rivvin

  • #2
    That does seem like lots of bacon. I think you might see some improvement by replacing it with eggs or some fresh (by fresh I mean non-cured) meat. The only way to know is to try! Good luck on your continued success!

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    • #3
      Try plugging a typical day into fitday and see where your numbers are at and see if that is good for losing weight. I think 15-17 calories per body weight is what you want to lose weight (not too sure though). BUT, if your looking better then why even bother? You may be worried about the nitrate intake you are getting from the bacon if it isn't nitrate free.

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      • #4
        I would cut back on the bacon just to decrease salts/sugar and diversify the diet. Add eggs in the am, have another meat at lunch, and go from there.

        I would keep the carbs in the primal blueprint's suggested range for weight loss -- try taking it up a bit and see what happens, then take it down a bit and see what happens.

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        • #5
          I had stalled in the autumn until I reduced my bacon, nut butter, nut, and all fruit but berries. SpecOps says same thing.
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          • #6
            Yeah that's a lot of bacon. I wouldn't up carbs yet though. Keep them below 100g daily, you *might* wanna do like ONE higher carb day every two weeks or so but that's as you get leaner.
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            • #7
              Yeah, bacon is the candy of meat. I would recommend getting more protein and less fat if you're looking to lose more.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
                Yeah that's a lot of bacon. I wouldn't up carbs yet though. Keep them below 100g daily, you *might* wanna do like ONE higher carb day every two weeks or so but that's as you get leaner.
                Usually my carbs are about 40 or below... sometimes up to 50 or 60...

                I do a HIGH carb day once a month just to keep sane and to throw my body a curveball.

                Thanks for all the advice everyone!
                March 1st 2010: 308lbs | CW: 219lbs / 18.5%BF | New Goal: 16% BF
                Male. 28. 6'4''. Currently working on them muscles and strength!

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                • #9
                  No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Add more bacon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                  • #10
                    I loove bacon. So, say you have 7 slices in the morning plus 8 in the afternoon, each at roughly 100 kcala a slice. So, you've just consumed 1500 kcal. That's 3/4 of my all day food intake and I'm a 5'10", 143 lb female. Again, I love bacon, but judge for yourself
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by walkingbird View Post
                      I loove bacon. So, say you have 7 slices in the morning plus 8 in the afternoon, each at roughly 100 kcala a slice. So, you've just consumed 1500 kcal. That's 3/4 of my all day food intake and I'm a 5'10", 143 lb female. Again, I love bacon, but judge for yourself
                      Wow thats a lot of bacon and i am jealous.... but seriously, 1500 calories of bacon may be too much unless you an athlete.

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                      • #12
                        You're trying to lose a lot of bodyfat - while you're eating a lot of fat while is almost exactly of the composition as the bodyfat you're trying to lose. Now, I'm by no means an advocate of a low-fat diet, but if you're not losing weight on a high-fat diet, a good option would be to try moderating your fat intake. :-)
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                        • #13
                          yeah, i'd eat more eggs and cut back a little on the bacon. . . however, i'd still eat it daily! (i do!)

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                          • #14
                            They do sell uncured bacon!
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