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Hack this crazy bacon info my husband told me...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM

My husband came home yesterday and told me that the reason I'm so crabby (I don't think I'm crabby... maybe it's just him!) sometimes on this diet is because the fat in the bacon I eat makes me crabby. It reacts with some chemical in my body and causes mood swings. He wasn't exactly precise when he told me this information. I think it sounds like hog wash, but wanted to know if anyone else had heard anything like that. Hog wash... hahahaha!

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(39831)

on January 18, 2012
at 06:51 PM

More likely the result of the carbohydrate restriction.

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

(823)

on December 31, 2011
at 11:14 PM

I've discovered I don't do so great with extra fat in the morning meal. Not bacon, of course! But sometimes I have leftover dinner for breakfast, and sometimes it's not the best reaction. I do suspect the fat, because I'm fine when I have, say, just a hunk of meat (not much fat).

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on December 31, 2011
at 01:02 PM

That's it! I'm eating bacon for breakfast, and possibly for the rest of the day... :D

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on December 30, 2011
at 10:32 PM

yeah that can happen to my hubby and I! I like post-SAD syndrome!

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on December 30, 2011
at 10:29 PM

Pfft...blaming the bacon...tell him he is kicked out of the man club, ALWAYS ask "is it your time of the month"...its in the man-ual:)

D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

(1010)

on December 30, 2011
at 10:28 PM

I think tasting sliced pork fat, then tasting bacon, is a much better argument than what you read somwhere that is meant created by someone to make money off of the bacon industry

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on December 30, 2011
at 08:47 PM

He is a little bit of a Paleo hater. He just wants to burst my bubble. I'm okay with it, and he's not getting any of my bacon!

C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

(1416)

on December 30, 2011
at 08:15 PM

Oh, I think he means the < 1 gram of sugar that seeps into each 4-5 slice serving from curing. Good one.

D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

(1010)

on December 30, 2011
at 07:53 PM

^sorry, sliced *Pork fat and meat

D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

(1010)

on December 30, 2011
at 07:53 PM

^ever had sliced bacon fat and meat together without it being coated in sugar and salt...it tastes nothing like "Bacon"

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on December 30, 2011
at 06:57 PM

how is bacon a 'sugar bomb?'

0d2dec01a5ed9363a9915e111ae13f7e

(4583)

on December 30, 2011
at 04:50 PM

I would suspect it is a ploy to take your share of bacon for himself.

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

(1307)

on December 30, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Tell him he's a big old jerk and you're not at all crabby. Then kick something.

Fe87afa634afe26f4f6fd956abe0b46a

(565)

on December 30, 2011
at 02:54 PM

+1 for accuracy. It's a definite mood enhancer for me!

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Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

on December 30, 2011
at 01:36 PM

i think he comes home to a bacon smelling house and he gets crabby for some bacon

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on December 30, 2011
at 12:55 PM

It has exactly the opposite effect on me. Bacon=bliss!

Fe87afa634afe26f4f6fd956abe0b46a

(565)

on December 30, 2011
at 02:54 PM

+1 for accuracy. It's a definite mood enhancer for me!

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6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on December 30, 2011
at 08:51 PM

I only get crabby when I run out of bacon and so far I haven't figured out how to get a 24 hour bacon IV drip.

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on December 30, 2011
at 05:03 PM

Tell him that if he thinks the bacon makes you crabby then you will start eating it covered in dark chocolate to see if it helps. Hee hee.

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76d70438d2442d21206b8e5528d23d23

on December 30, 2011
at 02:04 PM

I ran a search on PubMed. There's one study out there that claims high fat in the morning can have an adverse effect on energy levels and mood, but they don't say whether they corrected for carb withdrawal symptoms when they tested this. They also say that this effect doesn't happen later in the day.

There are some other studies that suggest omega-3s might help mood, esp in diabetics, and bacon doesn't have omega-3s unless you feed the pigs fish oil.

(Also other stuff out there that may or may not contradict and/or support the above; I'm a beginner at reading research abstracts!)

So maybe hubby heard a garbled form of some of these studies (or similar), and drew some incorrect conclusions? Or the conclusions were already incorrect when they reached his ear?

Or he just wants you off bacon. Who knows?

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on December 30, 2011
at 08:47 PM

He is a little bit of a Paleo hater. He just wants to burst my bubble. I'm okay with it, and he's not getting any of my bacon!

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

(823)

on December 31, 2011
at 11:14 PM

I've discovered I don't do so great with extra fat in the morning meal. Not bacon, of course! But sometimes I have leftover dinner for breakfast, and sometimes it's not the best reaction. I do suspect the fat, because I'm fine when I have, say, just a hunk of meat (not much fat).

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Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on December 31, 2011
at 03:05 AM

Don't diss bacon.

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778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on December 31, 2011
at 01:02 PM

That's it! I'm eating bacon for breakfast, and possibly for the rest of the day... :D

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724ba4f39f7bbea7f74b45c0a79615f2

on December 30, 2011
at 02:36 PM

Huh. I know that when my husband (rarely) eats crappy food with refined flours and crappy oils, he gets crabby and mood swingy (though he goes back and forth on whether he agrees with me on this). There should be some word for this, SAD-PMS? PSADS (post-SAD-syndrome)? So anyway, maybe he's crabby and is just projecting :)

Though I do know that eating nitrate-y cured bacon a lot can make my stomach wonky, which totally makes me crabby.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on December 30, 2011
at 10:32 PM

yeah that can happen to my hubby and I! I like post-SAD syndrome!

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on December 31, 2011
at 04:51 AM

Crazy talk! I could see getting crabby about running out of bacon, but not from eating it.

n=1 of course, but one of my girlfriends has a little boy with autism, and she has told me that he is most calm and well-behaved after he eats bacon.

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5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on December 31, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Well, saturated fats can affect your hormones, but I haven't heard of people getting crabby after eating bacon. Moreso the other way around. Baconrage at being denied bacon.

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6c6ff7607b2c5ae0a307f131e881fc86

on April 14, 2012
at 11:14 PM

Idk I've been worried bacon causes bad "side effects" but honestly.... I just ate about three packs of kirkland signature and I feel really good.... like full actually. and not stressed. Hopefully it won't prove to be a negative thing later!

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23460eaac627b91932fce84b04adffd9

(60)

on January 01, 2012
at 12:29 AM

If anything fat is good for you and should have the opposite effect. For years I ate a "Fat Free diet" and I was moody and depressed majority of the time. After switching to Paleo/Primal this month, I feel energized, enthusiastic, and happy...180 change.

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100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on December 31, 2011
at 03:40 AM

Here's one about low fat adversely affecting mood: Alterations in mood after changing to a low-fat diet

The results suggest that a change in dietary fat content from 41 to 25% energy may have adverse effects on mood.

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361a57dd3843f525a57d4c04b427f236

on January 18, 2012
at 06:35 PM

well i dont have any pictures cuz im in english right now im doing a paper on it cuz im in LOVE with bacon so the turkey covered in bacon looks delicous! yum!

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Eea4c0f072bb5caa74c1fbe6dfab5f46

(942)

on December 31, 2011
at 04:59 AM

Actually, according to this article, bacon is possibly better for you than other pork products. Something to do with traditional curing techniques. Uncured pork is shown to cause platelet aggregation in the blood. Check out the study.

http://cavegirleats.com/2011/11/29/is-bacon-actually-better-for-you/

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D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

(1010)

on December 30, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Bacon is a sugar bomb! Duh!

D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

(1010)

on December 30, 2011
at 07:53 PM

^sorry, sliced *Pork fat and meat

D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

(1010)

on December 30, 2011
at 10:28 PM

I think tasting sliced pork fat, then tasting bacon, is a much better argument than what you read somwhere that is meant created by someone to make money off of the bacon industry

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on December 30, 2011
at 06:57 PM

how is bacon a 'sugar bomb?'

D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

(1010)

on December 30, 2011
at 07:53 PM

^ever had sliced bacon fat and meat together without it being coated in sugar and salt...it tastes nothing like "Bacon"

C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

(1416)

on December 30, 2011
at 08:15 PM

Oh, I think he means the < 1 gram of sugar that seeps into each 4-5 slice serving from curing. Good one.

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on December 30, 2011
at 04:22 PM

I have never heard of this, and my personal N=1 is that bacon helps with mood, unless I eat a whole plate of it.

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