09 Apr '11, 8pm

Weekday Vegetarian: Analyzing Food by Way of Bacon Slices:

Weekday Vegetarian: Analyzing Food by Way of Bacon Slices:

A Chicago deep dish pizza came in at 770 calories with 18 grams of fat. She could have eaten 18 strips of bacon for the same amount. A plate of ribs had a whopping 1750 calories with 29 grams of fat. That's almost all of your caloric allotment for the entire day, and almost twice the amount of saturated fat you should have. You would get the same amount with 26 slices of bacon. A chicken and shrimp carbonara from The Olive Garden clocked in at 1440 calories with a shocking 38 grams of saturated fat. You'd have to eat 35 slices of bacon to accomplish that, but of course, you never would. It's like figuring out how much sugar you are ingesting when you drink a regular soda. You'd never sit down and eat the equivalent amount of sugar out of a bowl.

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