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Offline The OverlordTopic starter

To the South Pole on deep-fried bacon and butter
« on: January 09, 2009, 04:57:42 AM »

LOL.
 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090109/ap_on_re_as/as_antarctica_south_pole_trek 


I guess here's one time a diet like that is in your favor, when you need the protein and fat to marathon across Antarctica. Of course this is exactly the sort of diet the Inuit tribes have by tradition, who acording to Wiki average 75% of their daily energy intake from fat

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Re: To the South Pole on deep-fried bacon and butter
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 01:18:13 PM »
They ate cheese too! 

I'd be dying for a pizza after over a month of bacon as well...more like after a day.  I understand they needed calories and protein, but damn, pack some MREs and have a little variety in your life. 

Offline Thufir Hawat

Re: To the South Pole on deep-fried bacon and butter
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 01:55:40 PM »
Low-carbohydrate diet - some athletes use this. And Inuites survived for centuries on this, so it must have some merits.
Anyway, I might be biased, if you look at my title ;) .

Offline The OverlordTopic starter

Re: To the South Pole on deep-fried bacon and butter
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 02:47:03 PM »
And Inuites survived for centuries on this, so it must have some merits.


Most absolutely it does. It sounds bad for us because it is bad for us. When we're working an indoor desk job we don't require near the intake that someone living and hunting in the arctic would.

This makes me think of a show I saw on TV, how the earlier lumberjacks c.1900 were eating massive 5000+ calorie meals, but they were like 135 lb. guys chopping trees all day before the rise of power saws and equipment. Now I'm not a huge guy, a little taller and heavier than the average at 6 feet and hovering just under 200 lbs. so 135 sounds damn puny, but these guys were solid muscle.

When you have an activity level like that, eating like that isn't a killer diet because the body is consuming protein and fat voraciously. I'm sure a good pizza or steak would be soon missed on the arctic plains, but that's probably the only circumstances that would get me sick of eating bacon.

Because, yeah...bacon good. Bacon FTW.  :)