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mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 03:58 PM

Will still eat anyway.
Of course assuming it isnt a " eat this and you die" situation...
just a food you realize is not a healthy choice but just cant/ wont give up
Corndogs, fried cheese, fatback, salami...anything bad but good

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  1. katydid13 RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 04:16 PM

    Ham, scrapple, some white-flour baked goods, bacon

    1. Crockett67 RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 04:28 PM

      Everything so far in this thread. And french fries!

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        linfr21 RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 04:35 PM

        McDonald's #1. I have no idea why but I cannot help but to eat them. Love them, really. And I know how they are made and I know how bad they are for you and yet I cannot stop but to crave them.

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          mizzdee RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 04:36 PM

          I would give up many foods over bacon

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            twyst RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 04:45 PM

            Contrary to popular belief, bacon isnt really that bad for you (in moderation of course). Its not health food by any stretch, but compared to a lot of the heavily processed foods we are eating its far more healthy. Saturated fat has kind of been given a bad rap. It can be part of a healthy diet and should not be lumped in with trans fats as far as health concerns go.

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              mizzdee RE: twyst Jun 2, 2012 05:05 PM

              Woo hoo!!!!

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                Caroline1 RE: twyst Jun 2, 2012 06:06 PM

                mmmm... Bacon still has a lot of things not so great about it. Especially today's bacon. Nitrates. Nitrites. (But not all bacons are created equal.) Salt cured. I mean, we're not exactly talking wild caught salmon!

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                  twyst RE: Caroline1 Jun 2, 2012 06:23 PM

                  Salt is also one of those things that people think is much worse than it really is. A certain percentage of the population IS sensitive to salt (10-20%) and does need to watch their salt intake because of genetics, but the vast majority of people can eat all the salt they want without ever having fear of it leading to hypertension


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                    StringerBell RE: twyst Jul 28, 2012 10:17 AM

                    I agree completely with twyst, and you can buy bacon that's free of nitrates. I think it's Hormel or Oscar Meyer that has a nitrate-free bacon that's pretty easy to find. You have just have to make sure you use it fairly quickly.

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                MsMaryMc RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 11:39 PM

                Bacon grease--I keep a jar of it in the fridge. There are recipes that call for butter or oil where I'll take one look, and substitute bacon grease without a second thought.

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                  mattstolz RE: MsMaryMc Jun 3, 2012 01:44 PM

                  this officially goes up as my favorite idea to have ever gotten from chowhound.

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                    dbrodbeck RE: MsMaryMc Jun 3, 2012 01:54 PM

                    Same here, I always have bacon fat in the fridge, and if lucky, a jar of duck fat as well.

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                      pine time RE: MsMaryMc Jun 7, 2012 08:54 AM

                      +1 to bacon fat in recipes. My trademark corn bread just wouldn't be the same without it, much less my over-cooked-to-death-but-delicious southern green beans.

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                        suzigirl RE: pine time Jun 7, 2012 09:03 AM

                        100% in agreement. I couldn't make my smothered green beans must contain bacon. And cornbread in cast iron w/ bacon fat and even better, cracklins.

                  2. Bacardi1 RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 04:51 PM

                    For the most part - cold cuts like good Italian Pepper Salami, Genoa Salami, Cappacole(sp?) ham, liverwurst, various cheeses. Not terribly bad for you taken in moderation; nothing taken in moderation really is, but definitely not "health foods" - lol!

                    Also Tex-Mex stuff - nachos, tacos, enchiladas - no holding back on the sour cream, salsa, guacamole!!! Again - not horribly bad, but still.

                    Old-fashioned onion dip made with Lipton's Onion Soup Mix & served with Lay's potato chips. Yum!

                    Those are just off the top of my head; I'm sure there are more. For the most part, I eat pretty darn healthy most of the time.

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                      The Professor RE: Bacardi1 Jun 4, 2012 04:10 PM

                      Guacamole is actually quite good for you, owing to the healthy type of fat found in avocados. Not sure why it sometimes gets a bad rap.

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                        Michelly RE: The Professor Jul 31, 2012 04:45 PM

                        Maybe the store-bought stuff is loaded with preservatives?

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                          The Professor RE: Michelly Jul 31, 2012 04:56 PM

                          Can't say. I've never tried the store bought since guacamole is so insanely simple to make.

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                            Rilke RE: The Professor Aug 2, 2012 03:46 PM

                            I think it gets leftover bad rap from the days when avocado was vilified for its high fat content. How far we have come :-)

                    2. mattstolz RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 05:26 PM

                      i have a serious addiction to almost all frozen treats. ice cream and gelato at the top of the list.

                      1. Sue in Mt P RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 05:49 PM

                        Fried shrimp. Fried oysters. Hushpuppies. Hot dogs.

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                          cresyd RE: Sue in Mt P Jun 3, 2012 05:12 AM

                          I second the fried shellfish with hush puppies. Complete downfall for me.

                        2. iluvcookies RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 06:19 PM

                          Sausages, cheese and ice cream. I have to watch the cholesterol, but sometimes these foods just call my name and I can't resist.

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                            noodlepoodle RE: mizzdee Jun 2, 2012 06:25 PM

                            Oh my...I continue to eat hot dogs, french fries, bbq pork ribs, potato chips, mayo-laced salads, ice cream, white flour, bacon and anything with butter in it. I don't like overly-sweet things too much, so I hope that cancels out the fat stuff. I do think twice before indulging in the former and try not to overdo it, but, geesh, you've got to live a little.

                            1. jw615 RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 01:22 AM

                              Jalapeno poppers.

                              1. GraceW RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 05:21 AM

                                At people's birthday parties--when they have a grocery-store cake (which has trans fat in the frosting), I still eat it. I would feel rude not having it--but in reality, that is an excuse, the trans-fat laced frosting is just.. well... ok.. TASTY.

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                                  Crockett67 RE: GraceW Jun 3, 2012 07:24 AM

                                  I Hate how it coats my mouth. Usually there is enough people there that I can pretend to eat a small piece and no on notices. I love cake and cupcakes but that is enough to sway me from eating it.

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                                    sandylc RE: Crockett67 Jun 3, 2012 08:05 PM

                                    Yuk - I agree. The mouthfeel is awful. I don't bother.

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                                      Michelly RE: sandylc Jul 31, 2012 04:46 PM


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                                  circustance RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 07:08 AM

                                  Chile Verde Super Burritos (no beans please) and cupcakes. I used to be extremely bad when it came to ice cream and chocolate bars, but this year I stopped all that.

                                  1. iL Divo RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 07:38 AM

                                    does drinking count?
                                    if so: soda.
                                    and any as well as all food cooked in the microwave.

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                                      linguafood RE: iL Divo Jun 3, 2012 08:44 AM

                                      food cooked in the microwave is bad for you?

                                      please elaborate.

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                                        iL Divo RE: iL Divo Jun 3, 2012 02:19 PM

                                        research google

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                                          linguafood RE: iL Divo Jun 4, 2012 04:01 AM

                                          ha. or weekly world news.

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                                            The Professor RE: linguafood Jun 4, 2012 04:12 PM

                                            LOL!! Right!!

                                      2. arktos RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 09:10 AM

                                        I can't eat refried beans without bacon fat. Coconut milk for curries. Palm oil for Brazilian dishes. White rice only. Potato chips. Sour cream. Red meat, have to have a big juicy cheeseburger now-and-then. French fries. Soy sauce. That's enough! I'm starting to get worried.

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                                          StringerBell RE: arktos Jul 28, 2012 10:17 AM

                                          Coconut milk and sour cream are not at all bad for you.

                                        2. katydid13 RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 12:04 PM

                                          I forgot: Ben & Jerry's Half Baked Frozen Yogurt. Yes, fewer calories than the ice cream, but still definitely not low calorie!

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                                            Redstickchef RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 01:07 PM

                                            Chocolate, Ice Cream and when I spend a night on the town even though I know that this is a sugar bomb and I should go for wine or some cocktail with seltzer I usually get a daiquiri! Oh and every once in awhile I have to have some bacon-cheese fries, yumm!

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                                              KSlink RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 01:50 PM

                                              Braunschweiger! I only indulge myself with it about twice a year, but if I lived in fantasyland it would be a monthly thing...with red onions, spicy brown mustard, on rye bread..oh my!

                                              Hasn't it been six months yet???

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                                                Bacardi1 RE: KSlink Jun 3, 2012 04:59 PM

                                                I LOVE Braunschweiger too, & luckily I get to indulge myself frequently since I have 3 elderly dogs who frequently require medications & Braunschweiger makes the perfect vehicle for pill meds. Thus it becomes a situation of "a little Braunschweiger for doggie, a little for me; a little Braunschweiger, a little MORE for me". I just have to hope that some day I don't accidentally take the piece that has the dog pills in it - lol!

                                              2. suzigirl RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 02:14 PM

                                                Oh who doesn't have the naughty little indulgences? Where to begin....

                                                Salami of all kinds
                                                Pickled bits of all kinds as I have hbp
                                                Grilled peanutbutter and cheese sandwiches. Once or twice a year
                                                Fried pickles or green tomatoes. My mouth is watering
                                                Haven't had it in years for two reasons. 1 its so high in cholesterol 2 hard to find but pork brains and eggs
                                                Sherbet and popcicles

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                                                  AdamD RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 03:06 PM

                                                  Number one is hot dogs and sausages-so easy to make and very satisfying
                                                  Cold cuts-cant seem to get away from them, and boars head keeps making new flavors that I like
                                                  Chinese food-no reason to ever eat the general tso's combo with fried rice and an egg roll-but after two or three days of salad and fish, I find myself craving that spicy, salty, sweet fat bomb-luckily I only do it once in awhile.
                                                  Not sure alcohol is a food but thats on the list as well :)

                                                  1. ipsedixit RE: mizzdee Jun 3, 2012 08:56 PM

                                                    I don't believe that any food is "bad for you".

                                                    Everything in moderation.

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                                                      GraydonCarter RE: ipsedixit Jun 5, 2012 12:06 PM

                                                      Fugu liver, in moderation.

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                                                        suzigirl RE: GraydonCarter Jun 5, 2012 12:26 PM

                                                        If you can just ride out the paralytic qualities and need for a resperator that is some good stuff

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                                                        NellyNel RE: ipsedixit Jun 11, 2012 07:38 AM

                                                        I second that! (Edit - I second that -Ipsedixit!)

                                                        I am very mindful of what I eat, but there is nothing that I won't eat.

                                                        ......I just don't eat crap constantly.....

                                                        and then when I do eat something sinful - it's even more intoxicating!

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                                                        Christina D RE: mizzdee Jun 4, 2012 04:16 AM

                                                        Herr's Salt & Vinegar potato chips. I'm completely helpless in their presence. It's so bad that I only buy them once a year, when we head to the beach for vacation.

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                                                          suzigirl RE: Christina D Jun 4, 2012 06:47 AM

                                                          I have to avoid those buggers too. I will eat them until my mouth hurts from all the spices and salt

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                                                            IndyGirl RE: Christina D Jun 4, 2012 05:51 PM

                                                            I love salt and vinegar chips too! But I eat the kettles brand. I also can't resist pizza. I prefer really good pizza, but unfortunately even really crappy pizza can lure me!

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                                                            Heywhatsfordinner RE: mizzdee Jun 4, 2012 05:54 AM

                                                            Bacon double cheeseburgers, fries, pizza...

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                                                              malibumike RE: mizzdee Jun 4, 2012 07:52 AM

                                                              Fried SPAM and egg breakfast sandwich on toasted sourdough bread with mayo, tomato, and american cheese.

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                                                                suzigirl RE: malibumike Jun 4, 2012 08:13 AM

                                                                That sounds just bad enough to be delicious. I never get to try that because if Spam makes it in my house my heat seeking missle boyfriend eats it straight from the can in the middle of the night. Yes, the whole can. And chases it with two of those freezer fun pops. He's so cute

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                                                                  Crockett67 RE: malibumike Jun 4, 2012 12:12 PM

                                                                  Yep, Spam for me too. But fried with eggs with Hawiian bread toast or drizzles with sweet soy sauce placed on white rice and wrapped in seaweed.

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                                                                    Bacardi1 RE: malibumike Jun 4, 2012 01:10 PM

                                                                    LOVE "Spam, Egg, & Cheese Sandwiches"!!! In fact, they're one of our favorite weekend breakfasts - on nice crusty poppyseed or sesame-seed rolls.

                                                                    While I do like regular Spam, I particularly like the Turkey Spam - it's quite a bit less salty than regular Spam, & has a really nice flavor.

                                                                    I do wish supermarkets around here would carry some of the other Spam flavors like Tabasco, etc., etc. According to the Spam website, they have a number of flavors that never seem to hit the supermarkets - at least not around here.

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                                                                      Bacardi1 RE: malibumike Jun 5, 2012 06:12 AM

                                                                      Ditto. :)

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                                                                      Isolda RE: mizzdee Jun 4, 2012 12:53 PM

                                                                      I drink too much red wine and eat way too many Triscuits with super sharp, salty cheddar.

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                                                                        sandylc RE: Isolda Jun 4, 2012 04:02 PM

                                                                        Here's a naughty thing for you, then.....put the cheddar on the Triscuit, sprinkle on a tad bit of granulated garlic, and nuke it.

                                                                      2. Rilke RE: mizzdee Jun 4, 2012 05:07 PM

                                                                        Homemade fudgy brownies, ice cream (especially B&J's), and (in the summer) boardwalk fries.

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                                                                          circustance RE: mizzdee Jun 4, 2012 05:49 PM

                                                                          Biscoff/Speculoos cookie spread!

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                                                                            mojoeater RE: mizzdee Jun 4, 2012 05:58 PM

                                                                            Fast food fried chicken sandwiches. Tendercrisp from BK, Chx Filet sandwich from Wendys. Nothing from McD's tastes good, though. I don't eat them often but love them when I do!

                                                                            I know I need to lose weight but love craft beer so much I just can't give it up!

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                                                                              twyst RE: mojoeater Jun 5, 2012 09:02 PM

                                                                              I love chick fil a chicken sandwiches :(

                                                                              Definitely a struggle to limit myself to once a month on them!

                                                                            2. chowser RE: mizzdee Jun 5, 2012 06:26 AM

                                                                              If I like something, I'll eat it. In moderation. I think it's the best way to go rather than giving up food that I absolutely love, unless of course, there's more to it than just "bad for you. " Allergies, intolerances, etc. I'd give something up.

                                                                              I wondering, are there any foods people love and refuse to eat because it's generally "bad for you"? I don't mean people w/ allergies, diabetes, etc.

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                                                                                suzigirl RE: chowser Jun 5, 2012 06:34 AM

                                                                                I love diet soda and diet foods in general but found out that eating them puts you in the 66% more likely to have heart issues category so I gave them up. I miss them more than cigarettes.

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                                                                                  chowser RE: suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 10:53 AM

                                                                                  You miss diet food? I know a lot of people who love diet soda and I can get that but a lot of diet food, like fat free pudding and stuff isn't worth eating!:-)

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                                                                                    suzigirl RE: chowser Jun 5, 2012 11:19 AM

                                                                                    I misspoke. I do not care for fat free things. Its is artificial sweeteners I miss. Do not try and pass off fat free sour cream or lite ranch.fat free mayo? Now that is just wrong and an oxymoron in my dictionary.

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                                                                                      Isolda RE: suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 12:15 PM

                                                                                      I don't even get why those fake fat free things are still on the market. They're obviously not doing any good for anyone. Every fat person I know has them in their fridge. So what is the point? They don't taste good and they don't help people slim down. Maybe if people ate real mayo and sour cream in moderation, they wouldn't get fat?

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                                                                                        sandylc RE: Isolda Jun 5, 2012 12:27 PM

                                                                                        Ditto. Real fat is a satisfying and necessary nutrient. When food is real, you crave less of it and your body doesn't respond erratically to it.

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                                                                                          MsMaryMc RE: Isolda Jun 5, 2012 12:41 PM

                                                                                          Here's a fat person who doesn't--I won't touch the stuff. Especially the products with Olestra--if nothing else, that phrase "anal leakage" would have stopped me.

                                                                                          But really, I don't eat any of that gimmicky weight loss pseudo-food. My weight finally stopped climbing for the first time in my life when I STOPPED dieting.

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                                                                                    Rilke RE: chowser Jun 5, 2012 07:19 AM

                                                                                    I don't eat anything with partially hydrogenated oils . . . ever. Or anything fried in questionable oils.

                                                                                    Save Cadbury Mini Eggs at Easter, I also don't eat artificial colors or flavors.

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                                                                                      chowser RE: Rilke Jun 5, 2012 10:56 AM

                                                                                      I used to avoid that, too. Then, I decided the rare occasional use of it is okay.

                                                                                      It's really hard avoiding food colors. I never realized how ubiquitous it is until we tried to stay away from red dye #40. Most baked goods from grocery stores, yogurts, medicine have it, even things that aren't that color--eg chocolate and vanilla baked goods. And, we laughed at the irony that Benadryl used to be red (you can find color free ones now) and that my daughter was allergic to her allergy medicine.

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                                                                                        Rilke RE: chowser Jun 11, 2012 10:26 AM

                                                                                        I know what you mean about the colors. I haven't found it difficult to find yogurt and sweets without them, but the medicine is sometimes unavoidable.

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                                                                                    Janet from Richmond RE: mizzdee Jun 5, 2012 06:36 AM

                                                                                    My list is so long I should be embarrassed, but I'm not.

                                                                                    Potato chips
                                                                                    Mexican Food
                                                                                    Thai & Indian Curries
                                                                                    French fries
                                                                                    Onion rings
                                                                                    Fried seafood
                                                                                    Fried chicken
                                                                                    Cream based soups & gravies
                                                                                    Chili dogs
                                                                                    White wine

                                                                                    I'm sure there are plenty more I have not thought of.
                                                                                    Please note there are no sweets on my list.....I am a true savory lover....you all can keep the sweets :-)

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                                                                                      malibumike RE: Janet from Richmond Jun 5, 2012 07:45 AM

                                                                                      Janet; my list too and I agree about the sweets.

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                                                                                        sandylc RE: Janet from Richmond Jun 5, 2012 08:17 AM

                                                                                        Janet, I don't think that all of the foods on your list are bad for you......

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                                                                                          suzigirl RE: Janet from Richmond Jun 5, 2012 08:29 AM

                                                                                          Now that just sounds like a weekend in my twenties.

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                                                                                            Janet from Richmond RE: suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 09:17 AM

                                                                                            Except I am 47 ;-)

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                                                                                              suzigirl RE: Janet from Richmond Jun 5, 2012 11:22 AM

                                                                                              I confess. It sounds like last weekend. And I am 41

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                                                                                                Isolda RE: Janet from Richmond Jun 5, 2012 12:18 PM

                                                                                                I'm 49 and ate 6 pieces of bacon at a brunch last week. I don't feel the least bit guilty because I don't have it that often. It's okay to eat anything you want, as long as you don't do it all the time.

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                                                                                                  linguafood RE: Isolda Jun 6, 2012 04:09 AM

                                                                                                  "It's okay to eat anything you want, as long as you don't do it all the time."

                                                                                                  Hear, hear. Bacon is remarkably low in calories, considering most folks tend to eat only 3 strips (I never understood why that was supposed to be a serving. I always want at least 4).

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                                                                                              chowser RE: Janet from Richmond Jun 5, 2012 10:52 AM

                                                                                              My list would be that...and longer. :-)

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                                                                                                Bryan Pepperseed RE: Janet from Richmond Jul 29, 2012 08:27 AM

                                                                                                Subtract the tequila and add red wine and ramen, and that would be pretty close to mine.

                                                                                              2. alliegator RE: mizzdee Jun 5, 2012 06:45 AM

                                                                                                I'm pretty good about moderation, but cheese has a real hold on me. On crackers, on almost every sandwich, too much in my omelets, etc. I also really like my vodka tonics.

                                                                                                1. mamachef RE: mizzdee Jun 5, 2012 07:21 AM

                                                                                                  Fried chicken. Mashed potatoes w/ cream, butter and gravy. And loaded poutine.

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                                                                                                    beevod RE: mizzdee Jun 5, 2012 07:46 AM

                                                                                                    Zabar's coffee cake, Irish whiskey and "loaded" poutine. Quebec is good for something.

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                                                                                                      DWB RE: mizzdee Jun 5, 2012 08:04 AM

                                                                                                      We use an astonishing amount of mayonaise, and the low and no fat varieties suck.

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                                                                                                        gator28 RE: mizzdee Jun 5, 2012 11:37 AM

                                                                                                        Ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt (not homemade). Not necessarily bad but not that great for you. Especially the frozen yogurt, all of those chemicals...yikes. Also, greasy quesadillas with sour cream.

                                                                                                        1. GraydonCarter RE: mizzdee Jun 5, 2012 12:11 PM

                                                                                                          Egg yolks. I've tried egg white omelettes, and if I can't have the yolk I'd rather just skip it.

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                                                                                                            sandylc RE: GraydonCarter Jun 5, 2012 12:15 PM

                                                                                                            I think the best advice on eggs these days is that it is a perfect health food - eating just the whites only deprives you of nutrients.

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                                                                                                            RichardinJP RE: mizzdee Jun 6, 2012 04:15 AM

                                                                                                            Crispy turkey, chicken or duck skin - and lots of it.
                                                                                                            Chicken tails.
                                                                                                            Crispy pork rind.

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                                                                                                              The Professor RE: RichardinJP Jun 6, 2012 04:19 PM

                                                                                                              NOW we're talking!
                                                                                                              That's some good eating!

                                                                                                            2. chefathome RE: mizzdee Jun 6, 2012 04:57 PM

                                                                                                              Many of the above but I will add Spitz sunflower seeds. And I cannot stop at just one handful. All that sodium! Yikes.

                                                                                                              1. Bacardi1 RE: mizzdee Jun 7, 2012 07:47 AM

                                                                                                                I also must admit to having an occasional craving for - dare I say it? - Taco Bell plain old original tacos. Sometimes - just have to drive thru & order a few.

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                                                                                                                  cgarner RE: mizzdee Jun 15, 2012 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                  Puerto Rican chicharrones
                                                                                                                  there is a little Puerto Rican cafe in the Farmers Market not too far from me
                                                                                                                  I can't leave the Farmers Market without getting one or two of these crispy, fatty, meaty babies and chomping!

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                                                                                                                    suzigirl RE: cgarner Jun 15, 2012 11:03 AM

                                                                                                                    You have my full attention. I need to get to my local Latin market and get me some.

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                                                                                                                      mamachef RE: suzigirl Jun 15, 2012 11:23 AM

                                                                                                                      OMG. Get here immediately, then. We have a carniceria nearby, and those things are heavenly: enourmous jars, made that day, of deeply-flavored, airy crunchy meaty deliciousness. Sooo good crumbled into cornbread or onto salad, or as a last-minute addition to a fast saute of zucchini and corn and tomatoes; a great big handful crushed atop before serving.

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                                                                                                                        suzigirl RE: mamachef Jun 15, 2012 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                        I may have to post on your what are you snacking on right now in a bit. I love those horribly unhealthy delicious treats. And cracklings cornbread...mmmmmm mmmm. That also means a al pastor taco too. Or a lengua. I have three carniceras within minutes of me. Lucky me. You sure you don't wanna meet me here and go on a 'grub crawl' ? I'm so hungry.

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                                                                                                                          mamachef RE: suzigirl Jun 15, 2012 01:10 PM

                                                                                                                          Me too. I had a huge lunch, but I can't stop thinking about crunchy carnitas with lots of extra lime, on two small steamed corn tortillas. I could do four to my head.

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                                                                                                                            suzigirl RE: mamachef Jun 15, 2012 02:38 PM

                                                                                                                            They were out of chicharrones. I'm okay. I had tacos the other day. Would have like crispy fatty goodness though.

                                                                                                                  2. juliejulez RE: mizzdee Jun 15, 2012 01:29 PM

                                                                                                                    Box mix chocolate cake with funfetti frosting (the kind w/ the little sphere-like chewyish candies in it, not the bits of flat hard sprinkles that you pour in yourself). I love it. My mom even made me cupcakes of it for my birthday last year (my 29th haha). We also have a recipe from my grandmother for a spice cake that involves using bacon fat instead of butter or shortening. It's quite tasty.

                                                                                                                    I also love corndogs and will get one every time I go to any sort of sporting event. Lastly, McD's Chicken McNuggets with BBQ sauce. I don't care what they're made of. I like them. Whenever I have a cold I want a McNugget meal.

                                                                                                                    Lastly, Gallo brand Dry Salami. The kind that comes in the "log" with the white paper wrapping on it that you have to peel off. My family's Christmas Eve tradition was to have that with crackers (Club and Ritz) and cheddar and jack cheese, and quartered apples.

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                                                                                                                      mamachef RE: juliejulez Jun 15, 2012 03:34 PM

                                                                                                                      mmmmmm, white-paper salami. I had girlfriends who got to have that, and it never appeared anywhere in my universe at home. Waaaah. lucky you!

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                                                                                                                        KSlink RE: juliejulez Jun 15, 2012 04:04 PM

                                                                                                                        I think I need that recipe if you are willing to share it!!! :o

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                                                                                                                          LA Buckeye Fan RE: KSlink Jun 15, 2012 04:49 PM

                                                                                                                          ^that cracked me up KSlink

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                                                                                                                        ashleynicole RE: mizzdee Jul 28, 2012 06:18 AM

                                                                                                                        macarons- any type, pecan white chocolate tart, lemon tart, thai food- red curry, green papaya salad, green curry. vietnamese spring rolls.

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                                                                                                                          linguafood RE: ashleynicole Jul 28, 2012 06:24 AM

                                                                                                                          How is Thai food (particularly green papaya salad or curries) or a Vietnamese spring roll bad for you?

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                                                                                                                          Chi_Guy RE: mizzdee Jul 28, 2012 06:44 AM

                                                                                                                          Any and all types of sweets (cookies, brownies, chocolate, pastries, etc)
                                                                                                                          Potato chips - like the bag says, you can't eat just one
                                                                                                                          Pizza - everything from Pizza Hut to Neopolitan wood fired pizza. Even when it's bad it's good
                                                                                                                          Soda - don't like the taste of HFCS flavored sodas anymore but I love me some real sodas like Mexican coke, izzy, Italian blood orange soda, and Reed's ginger beer soda
                                                                                                                          Crab rangoons and other Asian deep fried foods
                                                                                                                          Hot dogs - I try to avoid them because of nitrates but can't help having one or two on occasion
                                                                                                                          Spreads - peanut butter, Nutella, TJ's cocoa almond spread, speculous, honey, etc. I have a bad habit of sometimes snacking on these straight out of the jar

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                                                                                                                            amazinc RE: mizzdee Jul 28, 2012 12:05 PM

                                                                                                                            Regardless of the high fat, bad grease, and of course the carbs, I cannot, will not give up my french fries. I simply LOVE them, but then I've never met a potato I didn't like. So will not pass on
                                                                                                                            baked, duchesse, plain old mashed, or roasted in embers. Sigh.

                                                                                                                            1. eclecticsynergy RE: mizzdee Jul 30, 2012 02:48 AM

                                                                                                                              Ditto on the salami & bacon, and most of the other stuff too. And has anyone mentioned cream cheese yet? I also have to admit a genuine weakness for pretzel sticks dipped in Nutella. And I too cannot think of a style of potatoes that I don't love.

                                                                                                                              I generally am able to exercise restraint, but have a bit of trouble sometimes with really tasty foods which are deliciously sweet, or salty, or fatty, or sour, or savory. And occasionally with bitter ones. And various combinations of the above. All others are no problem...

                                                                                                                              Of course, on principle one must not go overboard when it comes to moderation...

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                                                                                                                                GraydonCarter RE: eclecticsynergy Jul 30, 2012 07:14 AM

                                                                                                                                Haven't you heard? Nutella is health food.

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                                                                                                                                  eclecticsynergy RE: GraydonCarter Jul 30, 2012 11:06 PM

                                                                                                                                  It certainly provokes a healthy appetite in this hound...

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                                                                                                                                  The Professor RE: eclecticsynergy Jul 31, 2012 06:00 AM

                                                                                                                                  "All things in moderation (especially moderation itself)."

                                                                                                                                3. JungMann RE: mizzdee Jul 31, 2012 06:15 AM

                                                                                                                                  I tend not to think of foods as inherently unhealthy, but as a patient being treated for GERD, my doctor did hand me a list of forbidden foods: alcohol, mint, anything spicy, vinegar, citrus, coffee, garlic, basically all the foods I like to eat on a daily basis. I decided to go with the Purple Pill instead.

                                                                                                                                  1. Michelly RE: mizzdee Jul 31, 2012 05:04 PM

                                                                                                                                    I eat the following in moderation (most of the time), but life would not be living if I had to completely give up:

                                                                                                                                    Homemade baked goods
                                                                                                                                    Red meat in general
                                                                                                                                    White rice (brown is such a totally different thing, and doesn't make a good risotto)
                                                                                                                                    Ice Cream
                                                                                                                                    Egg yolks
                                                                                                                                    Jams and Preserves
                                                                                                                                    Half and half
                                                                                                                                    potato chips
                                                                                                                                    Snickers, Payday,& Mounds bars
                                                                                                                                    Real Mayonnaise

                                                                                                                                    Then there are the things that I MAKE SURE that I do not have around because I just can't stop:
                                                                                                                                    Homemade onion sour cream dip
                                                                                                                                    Sticky buns
                                                                                                                                    Delice de Bournigne cheese (or however you spell it)
                                                                                                                                    Anytthing salted caramel

                                                                                                                                    1. ocshooter RE: mizzdee Aug 2, 2012 02:09 PM

                                                                                                                                      Animal fat from cows and fowl. I do not eat pork, so any of those products are out but in the last month or so I have had foie gras, poutine made with duck confit, and bone marrow. I have not been for dim sum in a while, but chicken feet were always a favorite. And yes, I am already on Lipitor.

                                                                                                                                      I also used to eat a lot of tuna and yellowtail, in spite of the warning of mercury build-up. Of course, this has become potentially unhealthy because of what we have done to the environment, not that the fish itself in inherently bad for you.

                                                                                                                                      Finally, booze. I am not giving that up either.

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