My Trader Joe's Center Cut Seasoned Uncured Bacon says 2 strips= 80 cals, 5g fat, 4g protein.
Question: Is that counting the liquid fat not contained in the cooked bacon strips?
So, if I cook me some bacon, then use the remaining bacon fat to fry up the eggs, do I simply count the eggs and bacon strips because the cooking fat was already accounted for in the bacon strips above?
Nutrition facts would be for the prepared bacon (assuming "normal" cooking method) so it should not include the fat that would have been left in the pan. Here is one source which seems credible enough:
Most bacon nutrition facts are labeled: two (or whatever) PAN COOKED slices. Which leads me to believe that analysis is down to cooked strips which would not include the run-off. But that would probably vary depending on how crispy you cook them.
According to the US Nutrition Database, a pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts has 472 calories.
The USDA database also tells us that a slice of bacon weighs 29 grams (about an ounce).
If one Trader Joe's bacon strip weighs an ounce and has only 40 calories then a pound of bacon would have only about 640 calories or only about 1/3 more calories than a pound of that boneless skinless chicken breast. I don't think so.
The USDA database says a pound of bacon has 2,079 calories and a one ounce slice has 233 calories. That sounds right to me.
If you really wanted to know how many calories of bacon you were consuming you could collect the runoff fat and guesstimate 100 calories per tablespoon and subtract those calories from what you consume.
I just did some cooking and measuring:
I cooked 5.4 oz of bacon,
It yielded 1.7 oz of bacon strips,
There was 1.1 oz of fat in the pan.
2.6 oz vanished ( I guess water evaporation)
If you are truly Paleo with your diet you should not need to count calories to lose fat. You eat to satiety (not gut-busting fullness) and your body does the rest. The MAJORITY of your calories should be coming from FAT anyways, not protein, so why would you want to limit it? Besides, your body processes fat much differently than protien or carbs - not all calories are the same. When you talk about counting/limiting calories you are operating under the old USDA thought process. Read Nora Gedgaudas's book Primal Body Primal Mind for the actual science behind it all. Calories in versus calories out is old hat, and seriously flawed.
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