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  • My issue with bacon

    So the back story is that I haven't eaten red meat for 15 years and was vegetarian for the last four years. Well, two months ago I decided it just wasn't working for me and my health was failing. So, I have been eating meat for the past two months.

    Anyhow, my issue with bacon... I can. not. stop. eating it. If it weren't for the guilt of eating my husband and kids share of the bacon I'd eat the whole 12oz. package of bacon myself. I think I have a problem.

    I just had to share because I have seen around this forum that there are a few other bacon lovers.

    How do you exert some self control?

  • #2
    Oh, for a minute there I thought you actually had some sort of problem with bacon, and was going to straighten you out.

    But I can see now that you a perfectly normal.

    Carry on.

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    • #3
      Join the party! What's to control? (speaking as someone who baked a whole package earlier today and has it sitting in the fridge for snacks...)
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      • #4
        Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
        Oh, for a minute there I thought you actually had some sort of problem with bacon, and was going to straighten you out.

        But I can see now that you a perfectly normal.

        Carry on.

        What he said!

        Whew...

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        • #5
          I didn't realize you weren't supposed to eat the whole package. I have been known to almost stab hands when someone reaches for the last bacon on the serving plate. I LOVE BACON!!!

          Carrie

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          • #6
            I think many of us had this experience when becoming primal. You're making up for lost time and your body is craving fats. It should settle down.
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            • #7
              yup. bacon was definitely my gateway meat. then chicken. i could not get enough chicken.

              it balances out. i'm 4 or 5 or 6 weeks into primal now, and. . .have balanced the meat out nicely. basic portions, lots of veggies. bacon a few times a week (save the grease, cook with it later!). good stuff. you'll find your way, no worries.

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              • #8
                I knew if I bought a package of bacon, I'd be done for. Yep, I'm done for. Even though I bought the best I could find, the salt content is playing a bit of havoc with me. It sure does hit the spot though! Once its done, I'll probably lay off for a while, at least until I'm more settled in how I'm eating and won't go nuts over the stuff.
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                • #9
                  Bacon! I've had it every day since I've been primal. But today I was just thinking that I wanted to change up my breakfast meat, so I was thinking about buying some ham steaks. I think I'll still have bacon in the house, though.

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                  • #10
                    I went hog wild on the bacon when I first went primal (pun sort of not intended, but how could I not?) After 3+ years of 'watching what I eat' and ignoring bacon, I was so happy to be allowed to eat it again. I ate bacon eveyr day 2-3 times a day. Now I am more respectable and eat it only about 2-3 times a week.

                    Try making some homemade beef jerky, that stuff is like crack too
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NutMeg View Post
                      Try making some homemade beef jerky, that stuff is like crack too
                      I read that as bacon jerky.

                      I might have to experiment.
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                      • #12
                        I am curious how the bacon-worshippers reconcile the Nitrates and other multi-syllable ingredients in typical bacon with the Primal Law Avoid Poisonous Things.

                        I can get actual smoked pork belly from my local meat co-op, and it passes the all-organic, grass-fed, minimally-processed test. But that stuff in the grocery store? Ugh!

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                        • #13
                          I buy bacon with no nitrates? There are a couple natural lines of bacon available at the regular supermarket that claim to be nitrate free.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JBGrokerty View Post
                            I am curious how the bacon-worshippers reconcile the Nitrates and other multi-syllable ingredients in typical bacon with the Primal Law Avoid Poisonous Things.

                            I can get actual smoked pork belly from my local meat co-op, and it passes the all-organic, grass-fed, minimally-processed test. But that stuff in the grocery store? Ugh!
                            I can get bacon without nitrates* in my grocery store. It's not grass-fed, though.

                            *Except those naturally occurring in celery and something else...
                            Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

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