Ahh, good ol’ Dallas and Melissa over at Whole9. Yes, the same ones who brought us the Whole30 that we turned into the May challenge. They just did a post on a popular subject in the paleo sphere — bacon. (Read: The Bacon Bummer at Whole9Life.com)
Now while they don’t come out and say to never eat bacon, they state their case as to why they don’t recommend it as a food choice. They also want those who choose to eat bacon to make an informed choice and know what the potential downsides may be.
In previous posts, I’ve made no secret that I’m a fan of bacon. But to be clear, I should let it be known that my love for bacon is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I don’t eat it every day and certainly not at every meal. For your own sake, I hope you don’t use bacon as a protein source. Personally, I use it as a side or fat source, not as the main part of my meal — I’d advise you all to do the same. I have been operating under the assumption that people would use common sense and eat bacon sparingly, not by the pound. However, since common sense ain’t so common, I do think the Whole9 post is a great thing. Take a look over it and be more informed about your choice to partake of the pork.
Oh and before anybody thinks they found a great solution by using the garbage known as turkey bacon, they had a response in their comments section: “Turkey bacon is not food. Enough said.”
I’ll leave you with a funny clip from one of my role models, Ron Swanson: