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    Pork on cycle?

    I've searched multiple forums and can't seem to get a straight answer on this.

    Is pork a huge no-no on cycle? Specifically a test only cycle? I don't mean eating pork all day every day. I'm talking like a couple strips of bacon here and there. Nothing extreme.

    I just know that pork is supposedly bad for you, especially with cholesterol. But IDK if this is just another rumor or what.

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    Nothing wrong with eating pork.

    What are your concerns? Just fit it into your macros for the day

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    I wouldn't add it into a daily meal plan, BUT if you can fit it in as a cheat and or make it fit your macros for a day then I would do so.

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    i don't believe a lean pork chop every once in a while would derail a good diet. I definitely would not use bacon as a main source of protein in a meal though. Bacon as maybe an occasional flavor enhancer, crumble one piece over huge plate of eggs and enjoy.

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    It wouldn't be my first choice but it's still better than other choices. Where I live pork is very cheap, so if you are on a shoestring budget then it's still going to be miles better than a protein powder or incomplete protein source

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    Also want to add, seems you need to be more informed on nutrition and diet then worry about a cycle

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    Lean meat is lean meat.

    97% fat free chicken breast, ground beef, turkey and pork have identical macros

    4oz serving yeilds:
    120 calories
    2g fat
    0 carbs
    20-23g protein

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    Regardless whether pork fits into your macros or whether it’s going to hurt your physique in any way, be sure to consider how much bacteria and just straight poison is in pork. It’s a very unhealthy meat to eat as well as shrimp and other bottom dwelling sea food. Those things are full of toxins that your immune system has a fit with. I’ve seen research that shows pork is as much a carcinogen as smoking.
    Yes it has protein but it’s extremely unhealthy. I advise strongly to stay away from it. Others I’m sure will disagree and that’s fine. No hard feelings towards them, but I’ve done my research and I’m satisfied with dropping it altogether as a source of food.

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    I have recently replaced some of my chicken meals with pork tenderloin. It’s just like any other meat you have to determine if the cut is lean enough and if it figures into your macros. You can’t go wrong with tenderloin though
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    I've had a few clients surprised when they seen "center cut Pork medallions" listed on their protein choices list. they assumed all pork was bad and not diet food. but Pork medallions are super lean and a good protein choice (containing more nutrients then lean chicken)
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    Pork can definitely be incorporated into your diet, OP.
    Personally, I don't eat pork and do limit my intake of scavenger-type food sources for basically the same reasons as T-boner posted above, but again that's an individual choice.
    There are plenty of successful bodybuilders and powerlifters that do include pork in their diet.
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    T-boner and AG,

    Would you apply this "dirty meat" principle even if the pigs had been raised for years under your own care or with someone that you knew exactly what they were feeding them? The approach you both have taken sparked my interest.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    T-boner and AG,

    Would you apply this "dirty meat" principle even if the pigs had been raised for years under your own care or with someone that you knew exactly what they were feeding them? The approach you both have taken sparked my interest.

    Thanks
    Personally, and this is just me, I try to avoid or strictly limit my intake of scavenger-type animals, even if they were fed a controlled diet. If you're familiar with feral swine or even hogs raised for slaughter, you know they will literally consume each other.
    Again, this is just a personal thing for me and absolutely not a judgement on other people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-boner View Post
    Regardless whether pork fits into your macros or whether it’s going to hurt your physique in any way, be sure to consider how much bacteria and just straight poison is in pork. It’s a very unhealthy meat to eat as well as shrimp and other bottom dwelling sea food. Those things are full of toxins that your immune system has a fit with. I’ve seen research that shows pork is as much a carcinogen as smoking.
    Yes it has protein but it’s extremely unhealthy. I advise strongly to stay away from it. Others I’m sure will disagree and that’s fine. No hard feelings towards them, but I’ve done my research and I’m satisfied with dropping it altogether as a source of food.
    Those same studies that show pork is carcinogenic, also put equal blame on red meat (beef) and lamb and other mamilian meat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Those same studies that show pork is carcinogenic, also put equal blame on red meat (beef) and lamb and other mamilian meat.
    the so called 'studies' that have been done showing any type of meat to be carcinogenic were sponsored by people with agendas coming from "vegan" backgrounds.. its all propaganda.

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    I eat pork. Just the leaner cut. And its inexpensive.

    Weight it, count it into my macros. Im still fine.
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    Oh I dig on swine.
    A tenderloin is about $9. A couple of good servings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capebuffalo View Post
    Oh I dig on swine.
    A tenderloin is about $9. A couple of good servings.
    Yeah. Super cheap. Not even as fatty as a steak and, better then chicken.

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    Agreed. 4.5g ish fat per 4oz? And it’s mostly around the edges on the cuts I buy.

    Cheap...yeah count me in on that.

    ONLY thing that throws me is it does not reheat well.

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    For what it's worth, Stan efferding has some of his athletes eating bacon daily.

    Going to actually try switching to it from turkey bacon on my Round 3 of Keto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capebuffalo View Post
    Oh I dig on swine.
    A tenderloin is about $9. A couple of good servings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capebuffalo View Post
    Oh I dig on swine.
    A tenderloin is about $9. A couple of good servings.
    Yeah. Super cheap. Not even as fatty as a steak and, better then chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StateSide View Post
    Agreed. 4.5g ish fat per 4oz? And it’s mostly around the edges on the cuts I buy.

    Cheap...yeah count me in on that.

    ONLY thing that throws me is it does not reheat well.
    Lol.. maybe youre over cooking it.

    I like my pork medium, medium well at the most

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    Quote Originally Posted by StateSide View Post
    Agreed. 4.5g ish fat per 4oz? And it’s mostly around the edges on the cuts I buy.

    Cheap...yeah count me in on that.

    ONLY thing that throws me is it does not reheat well.
    Put a small glass of water in the microwave with the food you're reheating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Put a small glass of water in the microwave with the food you're reheating
    I’ll try that for sure and thanks for the tip.

    German I cook those things medium or mediumish but something about the texture on the reheat. I dunno...it throws me.

    Still eat one every day though Lucky with very open minded tastebuds I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StateSide View Post
    Agreed. 4.5g ish fat per 4oz? And it’s mostly around the edges on the cuts I buy.

    Cheap...yeah count me in on that.

    ONLY thing that throws me is it does not reheat well.
    I like it better cold on day two. I like everything cold on day two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Put a small glass of water in the microwave with the food you're reheating
    Yeah. I wet a paper towel and nuke it like that

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