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  • #16
    Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
    If he already has diabetes, then yes. Otherwise... whole fruit... not exactly Dime Bar Cheesecake, is it?


    • #17
      Depends on the fruit.
      Crohn's, doing SCD


      • #18
        Spam. Seriously? Isn't that the essence of processed meat?



        • #19
          Originally posted by MEversbergII View Post
          Spam. Seriously? Isn't that the essence of processed meat?

          Perhaps. But so is bacon, unless I'm to believe that every bacon fan on this forum is raising their own pigs, then making their own bacon. I wouldn't put SPAM at the bottom of every food pyramid, but if you're mostly eating healthfully raised animals and organic produce, I'm thinking that an occasional can of SPAM won't harm you. As far as protein and fat, which is what the OP is looking for, according to the link above:

          A 100-gram (3.5-ounce) serving of original Spam provides 1,300 kJ (310 Calories or kilocalories), 13 grams of protein (26% DV), 3 grams of carbohydrates (1% DV), 27 grams of total fat (41% DV)
          It also requires no refrigeration and is portable.

          Anyway, given my druthers, I'd eat wild salmon or 95/5 grass fed ground beef. I probably buy SPAM maybe four times per year, bacon even fewer times. I just thought it was an okay food for someone who might have limited fridge space or need to carry something easy when he's working outdoors.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
            Spam is toxic anti-food.
            There now don't cause a fuss. I'll have your spam I love it.
            I find your lack of bacon disturbing.


            • #21
              Lol at Blacksmith. Organ meats and imagination is the key. Or google recipes for faggots (means something different in the uk)
              Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.


              • #22
                Originally posted by MaceyUK View Post
                Or google recipes for faggots
                I'd advice against Googling that.


                • #23
                  Wow, you folks really came out in force, thanks for all the wonderful tips!

                  I'll try to give some glancing feedback, but that's a lot of posts to answer.
                  -I'm still trying to lower my body fat % so I'm trying to stay higher fat and protein and lower carb, that is why I resist the ubiquitous banana and pineapple.
                  -I only avoid meats for the costs, but maybe organ meats would be more affordable, I'll look into it.
                  -I love spam but avoid the stuff when possible, however, it is my go to camping food
                  -Gelatin is a GREAT idea, I'm going to be looking for ways to work that in post haste.
                  -That chico-coconut oil fat bar sounds awesome, I will be trying that out soon

                  Thanks again for all the awesome feedback, you guys make MDA shine!


                  • #24
                    Sambo, the fat loss with outdoorsy work involved might be actually aided by higher carb-lower fat version of Paleo, and it can fit better with your environment. Right now you sort of going against what's available. Honestly, fresh local banana and pineapple are food, while SPAM... not so much.
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