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Can I eat bacon and eggs for breakfast every day?

by 104 · May 22, 2013 at 05:23 PM

I just learned about paleo via Robb Wolf on Joe Rogan's podcast.

What sold me is bacon & eggs for breakfast every day, and the idea of aligning your hormones for the day.

I'm not trying to lose weight. So what I just did (day 1) is cook bacon, then scramble the eggs in the grease PLUS butter.

Is this actually OK or am I just tripping?

UPDATE: 5 months later and I have spent at least 90 days eating bacon and eggs for breakfast (4 slices of bacon, eggs scrambled in fat). I've tried other stuff, and at least for me this breakfast makes me feel better than almost anything else and it carries throughout the day (and I usually have a coffee too).

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40550 · August 02, 2012 at 02:07 AM

Sounds fine. But I'm sure folks are going to rain on your bacon and eggs parade. So I'll beat them to it...

1) Are you eggs pastured? If not, it's suboptimal. 2) Is your bacon from a good source? Do the pigs forage? Have deep bedding? No preventative antibiotics? If not, it's suboptimal. 3) Is your bacon nitrate/nitrite-free? If not, you could form nitrosamines (carcinogens) during cooking. Again, sub-optimal.

In other words, bacon and eggs is a fine breakfast, perhaps even daily. Quality of food is important, consider your options.

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2314 · August 02, 2012 at 02:04 AM

short answer: yes. longer answer: definitely.

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2412 · August 02, 2012 at 12:53 PM

When I run out of bacon I use smoked salmon. Then I buy more bacon.

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3735 · August 02, 2012 at 02:05 AM

I do. Not dead yet.

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370 · August 02, 2012 at 12:52 PM

It's what I eat literally every morning. I cook the eggs in the bacon fat, as well as sautee some peppers/onions/handful of ground hamburger in the fat as well, then pair with some fresh fruit. Like others have said, I use omega-3 eggs and nitrate-free/grass fed bacon. It's a bit more expensive that the typical drudge you'd buy at Wal-Fart, but you can taste the difference, and you feel good knowing you're putting quality food into your body and not bacon that was likely fed a diet of feces and hot pockets up until slaughter.

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3365 · January 11, 2013 at 02:18 PM

I think, just like all the other 'is it OK to eat this?' questions, the rest of your diet is really the determining factor.

I have recently learned that yolks may become oxidized, comparably less healthy, the more they're exposed during the cooking process. Therefore, hard- or soft-boiled is optimal, poached or fried with unbroken yolk is second, while scrambled is least optimal.

Also, the quality of your bacon & eggs will make this breakfast more or less healthy...

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30 · August 02, 2012 at 11:17 AM

You can eat them, but unprocessed and without starchy foods.

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0 · May 22, 2013 at 05:23 PM

There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Cholesterol in eggs are good for you. Bacon has good and bad. I just started paleo and eat half a sirloin steak with a two egg omelet stuffed to the brim with spinach and eggs an a handful of cherries every morning. Big change, considering I just stopped being a vegetarian. Trying to see which makes Me feel better. I have to say that my skin doesn't look as nice on meat, by my energy levels have spiked. Switched over because I'm having episodic symptoms of ms. Need to get in with a neurologist this week.

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100 · April 25, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Eggs and bacon

or

eggs and Japanese Sweet Potato hash

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118 · April 25, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Yessir! 4 eggs and 1/3lb of bacon every morning keeps me going. throw it all in the pan and scramble it all up. if no bacon, leftover steak cut up and put in with eggs. breakfast is the best!

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0 · April 25, 2013 at 11:42 AM

You kidding, guys? You are on a PALEO website, how could you valorize something like vegetarianism or hypocalorical diets?!

As long as there is fruit/vegetable along with your bacon & eggs, it's paleo acceptable.

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0 · April 08, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Here's some of the latest research: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2013/03March/Pages/Diet-high-in-processed-meat-threatens-health.aspx Bacon is certainly off my list of regular foods.

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0 · January 16, 2013 at 08:15 PM

U need cholesterol for nerve conduction.

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0 · January 16, 2013 at 08:07 PM

strong text My grandfather ate eggs and bacon everyday growing up. And he lived to be 102. And never had health problems.

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65 · January 15, 2013 at 03:16 AM

My main concern with the eggs and bacon breakfast is about egg white intolerance, which seem common when eaten on a regular basis. Why not rotate bacon and eggs with salmon and red meats, to get a good dopamine/acetylcholine boost for the day, while staying away from possible egg white intolerance ?

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1039 · August 02, 2012 at 02:29 AM

I do, but as others have indicated I use free-range eggs and free-range bacon which means both are marginally more expensive than supermarket grade, but I can taste the difference and free-range is better. Not sure if my bacon is nitrate free though, however I cook it in lard and on low heat to avoid too much charcoal forming. I also have half an avocado, or spinach and mushrooms.

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77322 · January 15, 2013 at 06:10 AM

eggs and bacon are bad for you. humans are supposed to vegetarians. eat some waffles and kool aid. grease and oil and fat is icky and bad for your arteries. dont you know that by now? my doc told me this and i eat pancakes waffles and rick crispies and feel better now.

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-10 · January 11, 2013 at 02:05 PM

Have you ever heard of cholesterol ? Egg yoks and bacon are full of it. 6 eggs a week max, bacon is even worse. I don't know if you can eat that everyday (i doubt you just eat one egg per breakfast) but you have to balance the cholesterol you take with all meals of the day. Be careful, seriously.

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