Work Out Wednesday – The Baconator




The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime













Baconator


Today’s post is dedicated to one of my favourite things: boobs 


Oops.  I meant to say …. bacon


I may not look like I eat all of the treats I talk about here and around the internet, but trust me, if anyone can hold their own in a cupcake/chocolate/bacon eating contest, it’s this girl 😉
How do I do it?  In my Diet FAQ I posted tips for “having your cake and eating it too”.   Today however, I am going to go into a little more detail on the math behind my diet choices.  
Now it’s all fine and well to hop on the bacon bandwagon because “all the cool kids are doing it”. But in reality, you need to consider more than just your street cred, and fitness goals, before ordering up the dirty diner special.  

It’s not just about calories.  It’s also about what kind of calories.  It’s not just about fitness.  It’s also about your health & nutritional needs.  
In the case of bacon, you’re looking at a high fat, high sodium food.  If you have health concerns like high cholesterol, or poor kidney function, “real” (delicious) bacon may not be for you.  There are of course other options out there:  Turkey bacon, Tofu bacon, and even Vegan, coconut “bacon” (made from liquid smoke and coconut shavings) are available for those of you who, for one reason or another, can’t, or shouldn’t ingest the real stuff.  


As always, fitness is one part physical exertion, and one part math.  If you are looking to lose weight, your total input < output.  If you are looking to gain weight input > output.  At the end of the day, no one can cheat their way out of those basic equations.  If you think this lil 4’11 thing (me) is getting away with some magic over here, you’re mistaken.  If I want to eat calorically dense foods like bacon, I have to work out more, or eat less of other things, to maintain balance.  

Think of it this way, since one serving of bacon is equal to roughly 150 calories, a 5’5 130 lb woman would need to do 20 minutes of cardio (like rollerskating!) to burn it off.  

Nutritional facts on bacon

* One slice of pork bacon has between 25 & 50 calories, and around three grams of fat, (1 gram of which is saturated fat) 
* With 2-3 grams per serving, bacon is considered a high protein food
* Serving sizes and exact nutritional values vary plate to plate, but it is always carbohydrate free (Meat by definition is not a carbohydrate)
*Bacon flavoured items are often high in sugar or alcohol, and usually have none of the nutritional value of the actual food


Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/43882-bacon-nutrition-information/#ixzz2CuGCpSm1


Nutritional Values*

Preparation Serving Size Carbs Fiber (g) Fat (g) Energy (kj)
Middle Rasher – fried 1 (10g) 0 0 3 155
Middle Rasher – trimmed, fried 1 (10g) 0 0 1 95
Middle Rasher – grilled 1 (10g) 0 0 2 135
Middle Rasher – trimmed, grilled 1 (10g) 0 0 1 10

*Taken from Great-workout.com

It’s not all bad.  As with anything, moderation is the key.  If you enjoy bacon in combination with an appropriate work out regime, you will not set your fitness plan askew.


PLUS: Bacon brings the people together
Bacon cheers @FreyjaVeda & @GoldenDane 
Bacon cheers @OrbaxandPepper 
Do you love it?!?




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    Anonymous

    See, now this is the type of nutritional advice that you never real hear about. To lose weight, input must be less than output. It&#39;s so simple, but this is rarely emphasized. Plus, good pics.<br />- Chris

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    Andy Beau Jangles

    Not to sound like a Bacon-Hipster, but why the hell has bacon become so popular lately? Everyone should think it tastes awesome, but there are almost as many bacon memes than cat memes out there. It&#39;s just hog wild.

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