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Serving Size 2 Cooked Slices Regular Bacon
Amount per serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 80
Hide Daily Values % Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
  Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 4002mg 167%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 0%     Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%     Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

calories in bacon:There are 42 calories, 3 grams of fat,  in a one slice serving of bacon. There are 150 calories in a one ounce serving of bacon.Is There Such A Thing As Healthy Bacon?The issue of how healthy meat is in general is highly controversial. However, there are some things that we know and things that many people agree on.First and foremost, if you buy bacon that has had some of the "junk" taken out of it, the quality of the meat will improve. Bacon with the term "natural" on it will be better than the standard stuff. (Which frankly is pretty nasty.)Some brands (like Applegate Farms) take things to an extreme. Not only do they take nitrates and hormones out and feed them good food, they also make sure they have a good quality of life before they become bacon!A favorite of ours is "Dry Rubbed Center Cut Bacon" by Wellshire. No nitrates, no antibiotics. Each slice of bacon is 2 ounces prior to cooking, and has 100 calories per slice after cooking. It also contains 7 grams of protein. 70 of those calories are fat.How Bacon Can Help You Lose WeightThat might sound kind of funny, but bacon could be a useful tool to help you lose weight. You are probably familiar with a "Cobb Salad" which is full of great greens, vegetables and egg. Most versions of that salad feature bacon as a flavor.You can use bacon as a flavor for literally any salad. The salad is super low in calories, and the bacon is rich in Vitamin T. (Tasty)For those of you following the PEERtrainer Cheat System, yes bacon is on the right should be counted.  However, one thing about bacon is it's so full of flavor that a little bit goes a long way.  Don't use the imitation.  Here's how we do bacon in the house:We buy an entire package and divide it into 2 slice packages so it's perfectly portioned and it goes right in the freezer.You can cook 2 slices at a time (80 calories total) and add it to soups, vegetable dishes, stir fries, salads to give a huge boost of yumminess.Buy the uncured kind if you can and the biggest tip is to portion it right when you buy it and place the portions in the freezer.Bacon RecipesWe have observed that many people who are on the path to healthier eating have a VERY hard time with family members. Including bacon in a recipe is a great way to get by almost ANY objection. For example, our "Black Bean, Bacon and Salsa Soup" recipe actually has very little bacon in it. (It also is very low in calories and has a TON of blended Kale.) You can even put a little bacon on the PEERtrainer Energy Soup.Related:Calories In Canadian BaconCalories In Thick Sliced Applewood BaconRelated threads:

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