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Old 05-23-2011, 02:25 PM   #21
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What was that book we had to read in high school English class... I think it took place in the Great Depression and people fell in vats of meat.....?
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Yes, I ate the whole thing, including the shrimps and scallops on top! But I probably won't eat red meat for at least the next three or four days. And yes, there is a family history of colorectal cancer. But you gotta live!
So true. You gotta live and if you only eat 8 oz in 3-4 days, that would only be 16 oz in a week.

I wish fish was more popular here. In Hawaii, I ate a LOT of fish and loved, loved, loved it. People eat fish here too, but shrimp is more popular (and higher in cholesterol). I admit that I eat lots of shrimp anyway.
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I think before we get to worried about exactly how much we are allowed to eat, we might find this article and see how reliable it appears to be.

On the face of it, even if you accept that the findings are real and not manufactured, the effect regarding red meat at least is not that great. Also, in todays world someone who eats red meat says many thing about himself, his attitudes, his other habits, etc.

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We used to have fried baloney (bologna on the Oscar Mayer package) sandwiches on white bread with yellow mustard growing up. A lot of them. You had to cut into the edges of the bologna if you didn't want the middle to pop up into a hat shape during the frying.
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I'm tired of researchers threatening me with various forms of cancer and heart attacks on all the foods I eat most of the time. Why can't they switch it up occasionally and give a cancer scare to the fruit, vegetable, salad, and tofu crowd to balance it out a bit?
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I don't know about cold cuts, but every sunday I generally grill 3-5lbs of meat for my lunches and dinner throughout the week... Fortunately I love my veggies too, so hopefully I'm getting enough fiber to counteract the colon cancer risk, yikes!
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We used to have fried baloney (bologna on the Oscar Mayer package) sandwiches on white bread with yellow mustard growing up. A lot of them. You had to cut into the edges of the bologna if you didn't want the middle to pop up into a hat shape during the frying.
Same here except with mayo. A fried baloney sandwich is still a treat for me!
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What was that book we had to read in high school English class... I think it took place in the Great Depression and people fell in vats of meat.....?
The Jungle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sinclair's account of workers falling into rendering tanks and being ground, along with animal parts, into "Durham's Pure Leaf Lard", gripped public attention. The morbidity of the working conditions, as well as the exploitation of children and women alike that Sinclair exposed showed the corruption taking place inside the meat packing factories.
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You get the gold star for the day. Why is it all the books we had to read in high school English class always had hidden symbolism? Why wasn't a book just a book?

The Jungle... creepy reading for impressionable 16 year olds.
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...What? Let me get the straight, I order a Bacon Cheese Burger with Fries and you want me to be healthy so you give me a Wheat Bun. I couldn't stop laughing. The manager just looked at me and said she'd take the burger off the bill. I guess you had to be there.
Don't forget the diet soda...

Edited: Oops, didn't see previous posts. Make that a fruit juice cocktail blend, full of corn syrup.
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Same here except with mayo. A fried baloney sandwich is still a treat for me!
Ooh, mayo, never had that on it.

And if eating red meat says something about a person's attitudes, habits, etc., think what enjoying fried bologna sandwiches screams out
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Ooh, mayo, never had that on it.

And if eating red meat says something about a person's attitudes, habits, etc., think what enjoying fried bologna sandwiches screams out
And I salted the bologna..... that should push some people over the edge....
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and i salted the bologna..... That should push some people over the edge....
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ooh, mayo, never had that on it.

And if eating red meat says something about a person's attitudes, habits, etc., think what enjoying fried bologna sandwiches screams out

must let slow pitches go by...
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I should probably keep my mouth shut, but I easily go through two pounds of red meat a week, plus a pound of pork, a pound of chicken, at least a half pound of fish and a quarter pound of cheese and a dozen eggs.

If you tell me I'll die next week, I'll just thank you for the information and keep eating.

Next week we'll pick up the paper and read the latest interview with a centenarian who has been eating this way for the last century, along with smoking and drinking on a daily basis.

Life is too short to obsess about trivia. We started out as carnivores, and we're still just in the process of evolving into omnivores. Relax.
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We used to have fried baloney (bologna on the Oscar Mayer package) sandwiches on white bread with yellow mustard growing up. A lot of them. You had to cut into the edges of the bologna if you didn't want the middle to pop up into a hat shape during the frying.
So good. Didn't cost much, easy to make, yet so much pleasure.
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I should probably keep my mouth shut, but I easily go through two pounds of red meat a week, plus a pound of pork, a pound of chicken, at least a half pound of fish and a quarter pound of cheese and a dozen eggs.
How could you keep your mouth shut with all that food?

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How could you keep your mouth shut with all that food?
Mom taught me not to chew with my mouth open.
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I notice that people who feel guilty about their continual consumption of red meat tend to dwell on the obsessive nature of those who give it up. Isn't this a little feeble? I stopped eating red meat, but I really don't think I obsess about it. There are plenty of other delicious things to indulge myself on, even things that are bad for me in different ways (like wine and cheese). Habits can be changed.
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Here in Texas, 18 ounces is the "petit filet"...
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