Bacon Is Absolute Trash, And We All Are Just Too Afraid To Say It

Bacon Is Absolute Trash, And We All Are Just Too Afraid To Say It

Yes I went there, someone had to say it. It tastes like grill shavings.

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As a self-proclaimed health-nut, I'm already on bad terms with bacon as it is; but that hatred compounds itself every time that burnt meat desecrates my salad and sullies my taste buds. You don't need me to cite facts about how bacon's high in saturated fat and sodium or that it has a high caloric density to convince you of how laughably unhealthy this breakfast meat is— it's all been said before. What I mean to point out is how absolutely repulsive it is taste-wise. The flavor makes me cringe and anything resembling it causes me to gag (I'm looking at you vegan bacon!). It really could just be me, but I don't believe that, although I've had my own personal trials with these distasteful pig-flaps.

My Personal Trials With The Dreadful Pig-meat Flaps:

When I was a kid, my parents would take my older brother and I out to breakfast for a once-in-a-while type treat on Sunday mornings, as most families do. I had trouble with eating unfamiliar and strangely textured foods at the ripe 'ol age of 6 and bacon was no exception. Unfortunately for me, my parents would order me the same food as my brother, since he was a picky eater too, and they figured I'd be into the same stuff. However, to my 6-year-old self's chagrin, my brother and I happen to have opposing taste pallets. Every time, without fail, he would order burnt toast with bacon.

I shit you not.

And guess what my parents ordered for me: SO BURNT IT'S BASICALLY A BLOCK OF CHAR, TOAST WITH A PILE OF BLACKENED MEAT RIBBONS.

I remember so many family breakfasts where, although I loved being with them, I dreaded the food. My parents, being good, normal parents, didn't want me to starve so they would threaten to take me back to the car if I didn't eat the bacon. Since I was usually having such a fun time laughing around with them and my brother, I dutifully choked those pig-meat flaps down.

I'm sure I wasn't the only kid to be forced to eat bacon. Hopefully (or hopefully not), others relate to my bacon-hate or at least have those foods that really make 'em gag from being forced to eat 'em as a kid. Like my one friend, whose dad, in an attempt to get her to eat broccoli, put canned cheese on it and subsequently made her hate most stand-alone cheese.

Even if you like bacon more than life itself (which is not hard in this economy), I hope you at least see WHY bacon is so horrid to me, rather than just agree or disagree with me.

In a time-period of boiling disagreements and tension-filled misunderstandings, I want you to at least give me an understanding nod before noshing on that bacon-burger or chef salad.

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The Unspoken Dangers of 'Mukbang' Culture

Ever wondered why you can't stop clicking on these addictive, self-made eating shows?

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past five years, you've probably heard of the internet trend commonly referred to as a mukbang, or "eating show." These self-produced video clips typically involve one hungry individual, their filming device, and an obscene amount of delicious foods.

Though these broadcasts originated all the way from South Korea (hence the foreign vocabulary), the growing popularity of eating videos has taken the internet by storm. Nowadays as you scroll through YouTube, you'll find an outrageous amount of uploads with titles like "10,000 CALORIE PASTA MUKBANG," "EATING EVERYTHING ON THE MCDONALD'S MENU," or "THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE."

Popular 'mukbangers' such as Peggie Neo, Megan McCullom, and Steven Sushi have made a sizable profit off of their viral eating shows, some collecting tens of thousands of dollars in revenue.

So, what's the big deal you say? You order a large quantity of food, indulge in said food, film yourself completing this menial task, and upload to the internet for money and fame. On the outside, this may seem like a luxurious lifestyle, but behind the camera lens sits an individual battling their own demons and influencing the world of social media to partake in their harmful behaviors.

Mukbanger Livia Adams ("Alwayshungry" on YouTube) has opened up about her unhealthy relationship with food in the past, praising herself for fasting several hours in order to justify her over-indulgence on camera.

Similarly, internet sensation Trisha Paytas claims to diet and starve herself for weeks just to be able to satisfy her subscribers with epic mukbangs, which are essentially binges.

In all actuality, these social media celebrities are negatively impacting (and possibly triggering) vulnerable viewers.

Many fans only see the highlight reel of YouTubers shoveling bowls of cereal or boxes of doughnuts into their mouths, yet remain completely unaware of what truly goes on behind-the-scenes. Messages saying:

"I'm on a diet... watching this is giving me some sort of satisfaction, like as tho I ate, you know?"
"I watch these videos because I know I physically can't afford to eat like this because I gain weight too easily."
"When having an eating disorder, watching Trisha's mukbangs is sorta comforting in a way omg"

flood the comments sections of Paytas' videos. Quite obviously, fans young and old are heavily influenced by this content and continue to support these creators to fulfill a self-destructive need.

Additionally, famous mukbang accounts never seem to include the painful after-effects of their ginormous feasts in videos. Fitness model Stephanie Buttermore flaunts her slim physique just days after consuming over 10,000 calories for a challenge, giving the impression that her previous overindulgence had no repercussions on her health whatsoever. Because Buttermore is a trained, athletic young woman, she was able to quickly bounce back after a series of workouts and low-calorie meals.

On the contrary, if a sedentary woman of about the same age were to attempt this challenge, she would most likely feel sluggish, irritable, bloated, stomach discomfort, and even vomitous post challenge. Eating regularly like this could lead to bigger issues such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. Unfortunately, because topics like these aren't glamorous and attractive to subscribers, mukbangers often edit them out.

Now don't get me wrong. Though not everyone who uploads a mukbang to the internet has an eating disorder or an evil agenda, they have to realize the kind of audience they're appealing to. This generation is more susceptible than ever to emulate the actions and words of their favorite celebrities. Young boys and girls look up to successful adults, and influencers should be remembered for the change they inspired, not the disease they encouraged.

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18 Easy Meals For When You Have No Money And No Energy

No time, no money, no cooking skills? No problem.

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Food is surely one of the most important things when it comes to taking care of ourselves, but it's also one of the hardest to get right. It can be hard to cook healthy meals when you're busy, strapped for cash, or just don't have the energy. Here are some dishes, from snacks to meals, that you can make cheaply and quickly--all you need is a core ingredient.

If you have: an avocado


...and pasta: Blend the avocado with pasta water, olive oil, and salt and pepper for a pasta sauce.

...and an egg: Fit the egg into the avocado hole and put it in a 425-degree oven for 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper as wanted.

...and bread: Make avocado toast! Embellish with lime juice, pepper flakes, salt, or whatever you prefer. It's worth losing your future house over.

...and rice and an egg: Fry the egg, slice the avocado, and put it on top of the rice.

If you have: noodles (AKA ramen)



...and butter: Whisk the butter into your pasta water with salt and pepper for a sauce.

...and Parmesan cheese : Add grated Parmesan and pepper for east cacio e pepe.

...and an egg and a tomato: Dice up the tomato and whisk the egg into the hot noodle broth.

If you have: eggs


...and eggs: Make a cheesy omelette or cheesy scrambled eggs.

...and tomato sauce: Heat the sauce in a pan, add chopped garlic and/or onions if you have them, crack two eggs into the pan, and cover.

...and Parmesan cheese and noodles: Mix a raw egg and grated Parmesan into just-cooked spaghetti.

If you have: cheese


...and chips: Put cheese on those chips and microwave for nachos.

...and a tortilla: Quesadilla time!

...and bread: Make grilled cheese, or cheesy bread, or a regular cheese sandwich.

...and an apple: Cut the apple up and pretend you're French.

If you have: nut butter


...and an apple: Dip slices of apple in the nut butter.

...and noodles: Melt the nut butter and top the noodles with it.

...and milk, a banana, and cinnamon: Blend for a smoothie.

...and crackers, bread, or a banana: Spread the nut butter on top. Or, you know, just take a spoon and eat it from the jar. Protein is protein, no matter how much energy you put into preparing it.

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