Strange recipies

Publishing what it called \”the most authoritative ever report of bowel cancer risk\” today (MON), the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is recommending that people limit their intake of red meat to 500g a week, or just over a pound in weight.

That is \”roughly the equivalent of five or six medium portions of roast beef, lamb or pork\”, according to the charity.

You what?

With 16 ounces to the lb, 6 portions to the lb, that\’s 2.6 ounces of meat per serving? Of roast meat?

What are we, in the 1930s with orphan waifs having filled up with bread and dripping first?

Seriously, the average portion of meat is a little over (1/8 th of a lb, 1/6 th of a lb, close enough) the meat contents of a McDonald\’s hamburger?

What?

14 comments on “Strange recipies

  1. All charities, activist groups, NGOs, etc, are managed by a single class of society, who are united by a particular faith; one major part of that faith’s catechism is the abomination of red meat, which is unclean in the eyes of the LORD.

  2. Seriously, the average portion of meat is a little over (1/8 th of a lb, 1/6 th of a lb, close enough) the meat contents of a McDonald’s hamburger?

    Not in my house!

  3. Down here I’d eat that every two days! My 10 year old would easily eat that each week.

  4. Well, indeed the normal serving of meat is about 4oz or the size of a deck of cards for a normal size person, that’s about all this muppet got right.

    However, that only works if every meal has such a serving… and if your carb and fat intake is small as well and if you eat enough such meals during the day.

    Basically you should not eat more at one sitting than the size of your fist, and that has the simple reason that your digestive system performs better when not stuffed like a haggis. Which is the reason that meat is great and milk and alcohol so popular, easy calories that don’t weigh you down or make your intestines work overtime.

    (I’m currently writing a cookbook for Zone dieters and Athletes, so I have done a lot of research and math in this topic.)

    Now it does not mean you have to go all Atkins/Zone, but, there is a lot of wisdom to eating the right proportion of protein, fat and carbs.

    Most humans eat a worse diet (in terms of protein) than rabbits, who tend to be getting 18% protein in their pellets. That is a lot more protein than most humans get (and it’s soy based, not a wholesome food for people), chicken breast for example has 27% protein to give you an idea, you do the sums and figure out how much protein you actually get overall…(not enough)

    No joke but most vegetarians would be nutritionally better served if they made a curry out of rabbit pellets… ;-D

    Farmers spend a lot of money on getting the right feed with the right percentage of protein, because they know that anything other than optimal feed will stunt their harvest quite drastically. The same rules apply to humans!

    What those ‘experts’ are suggesting is dangerous rubbish and can be quite clearly shown up as such, keep your eyes on the over all protein content of the diet, don’t let the those shysters bamboozle you with the old trick of using true facts that look sensible together with demented, ruinous methods that will end up stunting humanity.

  5. Well, indeed the normal serving of meat is about 4oz or the size of a deck of cards for a normal size person,

    Not here it isn’t.

  6. “No joke but most vegetarians would be nutritionally better served if they made a curry out of rabbit pellets… ;-D”

    Well, I’m half there….

  7. Right, I was mulling whether or not to have a steak for lunch but now I know I will. There’s a place adjoining my office that does a superb steak au poivre. It’s 12oz of fillet steak and all the trimmings (and several beers) for under twelve quid so it’s a bargain. Fucking puritans.

  8. The smallest steak at my favourite steak joint is about a pound. They cook it just right too.

    These people need to f**k right off. Especially as their “science” consists of a bunch of old wives’ tales, something some bloke told them down the pub and some observations they made on their last holiday to Greece.

  9. Hexe – “Most humans eat a worse diet (in terms of protein) than rabbits, who tend to be getting 18% protein in their pellets.”

    Well given rabbits eat their own sh!t I am not so sure of that myself.

  10. Oh jeez, I am so full of rare sirloin right now I can barely sit upright. I need to take a lengthy nap. The four beers are also contributing to my lassitude.

  11. David Gillies – “Oh jeez, I am so full of rare sirloin right now I can barely sit upright. I need to take a lengthy nap. The four beers are also contributing to my lassitude.”

    Work a beaver into that somehow and it would be post of the month!

  12. If I could have worked some beaver into it I think I would have achieved rapture.

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