Why You Shouldn’t Eat Bacon

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Last week I did an in-person session with my new client Ryan. We grabbed coffee at a local coffee shop in Austin. 

He saw that one of the coffees on the menu had butter in it. Ryan turned to me puzzled and asked,

“Isn’t butter bad for you?!”

Here was my response,

When you say “bad” what do you mean? Bad for me? You? For my 70-year-old grandma? 

And bad for what?

Do you mean the taste? Is it bad for athletic performance? Bad for digestion? 

Bad for keeping you lean? 

I had to break it down for him by explaining that there is more to take into 

consideration here.

I think we all do this to some degree.

We tend to compartmentalize food.

Instead of thinking of food as “good” or “bad”, I want you to try thinking of them like this.

Let’s focus on the “good” first.

Think of good foods as “green light” foods

Green light means GO!

  • The foods you like!
  • Foods that digest well
  • Foods that support your goals?
  • Foods you can have moderately and sanely

My Green Light Foods

Protein sources

  • Salmon
  • Scallops
  • Shrimp
  • Halibut
  • Mahi
  • Oysters
  • Tuna
  • Beef
  • Bison
  • Chicken
  • Bacon
  • Turkey
  • Collagen creamer

Fat sources

  • Avocado or guac
  • Coconut butter
  • Cacao
  • Coconut Oil
  • Avocado OIl

Starchy Carbohydrates and fruit

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cassava flour tortillas
  • Tigernut flour
  • Berries


  • Arugula
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower

There are no “bad” foods

Take action – make your own list of “green light foods” in each category.

Focus on eating more green light foods and you’re already halfway there.

For more tips on how to personalize your eating check out my post on moderation.


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