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    It's nitrAtes that naturally occur in vegetables....

    It's nitrAtes that naturally occur in vegetables.

    No need for a glass of OJ. By law, ascorbic acid (Vit. C) needs to be added when sodium nitrite is added. That supposedly helps to cancel...
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    Yes, that's better for me since I'd venture to...

    Yes, that's better for me since I'd venture to guess that the vast majority of the readership on this forum is *not* in the UK, and can readily find nitrite-free bacon in the US if they looked for...
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    1. In regular bacon, there's sodium nitrite, not...

    1. In regular bacon, there's sodium nitrite, not sodium nitrate. It's been illegal since 1978 to use sodium nitrate in food (in the US, at least, not sure about UK).

    2. In the UK, can't you get...
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    Grass fed meat must be cooked lower and shorter...

    Grass fed meat must be cooked lower and shorter than CAFO meat. I'd also try skipping the "searing" as I bet that cooked it a lot more than you thought.
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    Good point, and relatedly, a caution for those at...

    Good point, and relatedly, a caution for those at a bar/restaurant who order "a double shot of tequila with lime juice and a splash of soda." What's in the well is likely the "sugary" lime juice. ...
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    Your wife can rest (somewhat) easy (ier). ...

    Your wife can rest (somewhat) easy (ier). Chicken McNuggets are made with 100% white meat, not the stuff in that picture.

    http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/msm.asp
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    Thanks for the replies, everyone. I'm curious to...

    Thanks for the replies, everyone. I'm curious to try it.

    Batty - interesting post, especially as I am normally a red wine person. Do you find you need a large amount of lime juice to make the...
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    Norcal Margarita...anyone tried it?

    1. 23 shots of 100% agave tequila.
    2. Juice and pulp from one lime.
    3. Shake it all up with some ice.
    4. Add soda water to taste.

    Robb Wolf's concoction.

    Curious to try it. Anyone...
  9. Thread: Bakin' bacon

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    I do it this way and pour the grease through a...

    I do it this way and pour the grease through a paper towel into a glass jar. Cleanup is a breeze.
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    www.fitday.com

    www.fitday.com
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    One more thing:

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/bacon/

    If Mark "CLEARLY" said Atkins is a "low carb fad diet," he seems to be OK with it:



    This suggests to me that Mark knows that if...
  12. I don't recall Mark dissing Atkins in that...

    I don't recall Mark dissing Atkins in that manner. Could you point us to the page you're referring to? As aptly pointed out by Meg, above, Atkins is NOT 20 grams of carbohydrate per day. The first...
  13. 10/4. I figured as much. I was actually editing...

    10/4. I figured as much. I was actually editing to add the "binary" concept probably while you were replying...
  14. While I agree that "Primal" is more of a...

    While I agree that "Primal" is more of a lifestyle than simply an eating regimen, Atkins isn't a "diet" in the binary sense of the word ("I'm on a diet." vs. "I'm off my diet.") Its four phases...
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    +1 agreed. A very enlightening 90 mins.

    +1 agreed. A very enlightening 90 mins.
  16. Thread: Sausages?

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    Just a hunch, but I bet the Costco sausages are...

    Just a hunch, but I bet the Costco sausages are about as, well, processed and mass market as you can get. Doesn't mean they're that bad, just likely not what one can find at TJ's or Whole Foods.
  17. Thread: Sausages?

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    except for the sugar (probably minimal) and...

    except for the sugar (probably minimal) and preservatives, sure...
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    To the OP: Out of curiosity, how did your...

    To the OP:

    Out of curiosity, how did your husband find out he had "toxic" levels of aspartame? Was this a test done? If so, what test is it? I'm curious because I have a relative who drinks a ton...
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    What he's describing is basically Weight Watchers...

    What he's describing is basically Weight Watchers or Richard Simmons' Deal A Meal. He lost weight because of caloric restriction through a primarily low fat means. This can work. Whether it's...
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    No need to drink the devil water aka orange...

    No need to drink the devil water aka orange juice. By law/regulation, when sodium nitrite is added, a certain amount of ascorbic (vit. c) must be added because it's known to blunt the downside of...
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    (a) there's an open debate about sodium nitrite...

    (a) there's an open debate about sodium nitrite and how harmful (if at all) it is.

    (b) what FlamingAndromeda said
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    I absolutely second the advice not to beat...

    I absolutely second the advice not to beat himself up.

    I wouldn't necessary worry about doing a crushing HIIT session out of guilt. As Mark recommends, you should follow your body's lead: if you...
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    Wendy's new BLT Cobb salad isn't half-bad in a...

    Wendy's new BLT Cobb salad isn't half-bad in a pinch.
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    Ive noticed a huge difference in my hip osteo...

    Ive noticed a huge difference in my hip osteo with low carb and taking fish krill oil. Can't remember the last time I took naproxen.
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    If its properly packaged and shrink wrapped you...

    If its properly packaged and shrink wrapped you have no worries. However, 200 lbs is a LoT of meat so you'll need a fairly large freezer (and something larger than "little")
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