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In a pinch, do you eat deli meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM

I was hungry (got the munchies today for some reason) so I just went to a health food salad bar by work where they had no nitrate/no antibiotics deli meat (ham, pastrami, corn beef and roast beef--as well as turkey/chicken but I didnt buy the turkey or chicken). I have not eaten that type of stuff in so long and it was quite yummy. I am sure they were NOT organic or prob not grass fed--how bad did I just screw up? Is no nitrate no antibiotics better than STARVING (ok that was an exaggeration) I know the sodium is prob quite high.

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on March 19, 2012
at 07:05 PM

The only deli meat I eat anymore is TJ's fat free turkey ham, exactly because of this.

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on September 22, 2011
at 05:47 PM

HATE food inc... there was so much misinformation in that movie and generalizations

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on September 21, 2011
at 08:10 PM

That what I'm about to ingest won't give me some crazy flesh-eating bacteria. Deli-meat grossed me out even pre-paleo.

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on September 21, 2011
at 03:51 PM

Don't stress over incidental meals. Unless you're got health issues like Celiac, one meal here and there's not going to throw you off. All your meals is another thing.

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on September 21, 2011
at 02:12 PM

After watching Food Inc. I will never have a fast food burger again.

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on September 21, 2011
at 01:07 PM

Deli meat is not optimal, lean or not, but the correct answer is not to worry too much about it. It's not on the same level as the NADs.

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on September 21, 2011
at 01:04 PM

For world peace?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on September 21, 2011
at 01:03 PM

And scrape off that "special sauce". I used to pour the sauces into the cylinders on Saturday mornings when I was in high school (late seventies). The overpowering smell of the Big Mac sauce always made me quite naseous - although I never actually threw up. I haven't been able to eat them since.

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on September 20, 2011
at 11:37 PM

Is this being upvoted for correctness, or because it's convenient to believe?

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on September 20, 2011
at 07:46 PM

What choo talkin bout Willis?!? Big Macs R awesome! They just need bacon and a lettuce wrap. ;)

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on September 20, 2011
at 07:34 PM

I was at a party over the weekend as well, all I could really eat was hunks of roast beef (likely CAFO) that I believe were intended to be paired with the bread rolls, but instead I ate them with my fingers. And the cheese triangles.

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on September 20, 2011
at 07:31 PM

You didn't screw up at all! I always have a package or two of Applegate Farms in my fridge for emergencies. They're good when you're in a pinch and you're not going to be eating it all the time so, in my opinion, its a fine protein/snack/treat. Roll those slices around pickle, veg, etc. and it's a tasty rollup that travels really well, too, if you're going on holiday or a picnic :)

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Ef31d612a661d9fcb19c8965d3a2bd12

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on September 20, 2011
at 06:48 PM

I don't think lean deli meat is problematic at all. Toxins accumulate in fats, so if there isn't much fat, there isn't much toxin. Could get into trouble with the highly processed scrap-deli meats like bologna/salami.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 21, 2011
at 01:07 PM

Deli meat is not optimal, lean or not, but the correct answer is not to worry too much about it. It's not on the same level as the NADs.

34d0dfe6cb1a477bd2b5f984c2af29a9

(493)

on September 20, 2011
at 11:37 PM

Is this being upvoted for correctness, or because it's convenient to believe?

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on March 19, 2012
at 07:05 PM

The only deli meat I eat anymore is TJ's fat free turkey ham, exactly because of this.

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Ce57a94251224f9696faf47f9ca630a0

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on September 20, 2011
at 07:07 PM

Eh, so you aren't eating perfectly from time to time. So what. Life is to be enjoyed!!

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8e1876a74536739ecf7bef97d5d97b76

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on September 20, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Better than a big mac

3dc940ac9be21e45cf83207814c8cd46

(544)

on September 21, 2011
at 02:12 PM

After watching Food Inc. I will never have a fast food burger again.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 20, 2011
at 07:46 PM

What choo talkin bout Willis?!? Big Macs R awesome! They just need bacon and a lettuce wrap. ;)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 21, 2011
at 01:03 PM

And scrape off that "special sauce". I used to pour the sauces into the cylinders on Saturday mornings when I was in high school (late seventies). The overpowering smell of the Big Mac sauce always made me quite naseous - although I never actually threw up. I haven't been able to eat them since.

8e1876a74536739ecf7bef97d5d97b76

(747)

on September 22, 2011
at 05:47 PM

HATE food inc... there was so much misinformation in that movie and generalizations

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on September 21, 2011
at 10:54 AM

This is the real world, it's still fast n furious for most Paleo folk. Not ideal perhaps but here to stay and so Deli meats are effectively our fast food. I see nothing wrong with them being a supplement to our diet when out n about or when insufficient time to prepare a meal, personal favourites being chopped pork & corned beef.

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030167d1516b20d4a79f326dded608b0

on September 21, 2011
at 02:57 AM

I say a small prayer first.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 21, 2011
at 01:04 PM

For world peace?

030167d1516b20d4a79f326dded608b0

on September 21, 2011
at 08:10 PM

That what I'm about to ingest won't give me some crazy flesh-eating bacteria. Deli-meat grossed me out even pre-paleo.

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F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

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on September 20, 2011
at 10:07 PM

Several of them are staples around here, but I'm more Primal than Paleo. I'm not a believer that sodium is bad for us, especially since we've already cut the majority of processed foods out of our diets.

Ham in my eggs, pastrami/mustard/pickle roll-ups, salami for a snack or on a pizza of some sort (cauliflower, almond flour, or meat crust).

Get it nitrite/nitrate free. Organic if you can. I make my own roast beef, but everything else is great for travel and convenience, especially since we just don't get to rely on much anymore for convenience.

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on September 20, 2011
at 07:31 PM

I eat deli meats and cheeses while at parties if there's no other choices. I don't have a problem with it for one night. In fact, I was at a party this past weekend and had quite a lot of meat and cheese slices rolled up together. The salty-fatty combo tasted really good to me.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on September 20, 2011
at 07:34 PM

I was at a party over the weekend as well, all I could really eat was hunks of roast beef (likely CAFO) that I believe were intended to be paired with the bread rolls, but instead I ate them with my fingers. And the cheese triangles.

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on March 19, 2012
at 11:11 AM

IF...unless you are really hungry/starving and might pass out. Don't eat fast, especially if you want to lose fat. If your at a party keep a drink in your hands at all times and eat before. Bring some nuts with you. But fasting is good for us from time to time. With that said once in a while in small doses won't hurt too much.

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on September 21, 2011
at 04:19 AM

When I am working out and about in a small place and need a quick afternoon snack and only a supermarket is available I will grab some deli meat and roll it around some avocado for a great protein and fat snack or lunch - I don't think it is a big deal because at the end of the day I see it as one of the easiest grab and go foods and its better than falling off the wagon so to speak and grabbing a bread roll!

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on September 21, 2011
at 01:28 AM

When I am traveling or visiting non-Paleo friends/family I find that deli meat is something that's available pretty much everywhere and is a quick and easy meal, It does make great roll-ups! You can even eat roll-ups while driving without making a big mess. Just purchase the better quality stuff, rather than the bologna type junk.

When I was at an out-of-town event recently that I knew was going to be serving cookies and sandwiches with chips and soda for lunch, I picked up some deli turkey, sharp cheddar cheese and Romaine lettuce and made myself some roll-ups. They were good!

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on September 20, 2011
at 07:34 PM

If I have a choice I avoid it, but if not, no big deal at all. I'd rather eat that any neo agent any day.

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