I‘ve come to the conclusion that most CrossFitters care as much about bacon as they do about just about anything else. It’s a pretty funny phenomena actually. The love for bacon in the Paleo/CrossFit world would have the typical nutritionist, dietitians, and FDA food pyramid (Plate? Who cares?) lovers reeling in horror at the amount of FAT one would consume by demolishing a pound of bacon (It only comes in one serving size in my house…). We can all agree bacon is awesome (What you don’t agree? Get out!) but I think most of us smarter, paleo educated folks, will also agree that there are better choices out there. Now I know what you are thinking…
Blasphemy! Bacon Should Be My Only Source Of Sustenance!
Slow down there fella, I know you think bacon is better than true love but you need to get a few facts straight before you go professing your love all over you non-CrossFitting, non-Paleo eating friends (They think you’re crazy enough!). I was hoping that I could lay down some facts, talk about how factory farmed bacon is evil and will kill you, and what-not but I won’t. I’ll go a slightly different route since I spent a significant amount of time in the military where I learned that someone has almost always done whatever you are about to do already so why don’t you just use that.
So with out further ado I would like to point you to one of the best wrap ups (Mmmm bacon wrapped…anything…) I have found on the inter-webs to date. The beautiful folks over at Whole9 have put together a Bacon Manifesto that will give you the skinny (Too many puns…sorry) on bacon.
Enjoy! Oh, and come on back here and post your favorite bacon recipe in the comments!
Want to read more about bacon and everything else the Whole9 folks have to say? Check out their new book It Starts With Food. You won’t be disappointed!