Q What’s the difference, if any, for my abs between baked sweet potato and sweet potato wedges?
I’d be assuming that baked sweet potato is a whole spud in the oven, versus sweet potato wedges, which are usually deep-fried in some combination of refined vegetable or seed oils. Drench anything in oil and it’s going to become crispy and delicious, but in restaurant vats those oils are infrequently changed – gross! More to the point, they’re packing kilojoules and your body struggles to process them, so they can ultimately be stored as fatty tissue. There, my friend, is the issue for your abs.
Q It seems like a lot of cleaneating, low-carb guys put away a heap of bacon as a substitute for toast. Is that OK in your book?
I’m not cool with the amount of bacon people are eating. Facts are facts: it’s a preserved meat with clear links to certain types of cancer. I understand the need for protein and the paleo preference to dodge all types of bread. But be creative. Team those eggs with beans, a little bit of smoked salmon or leftover meat from last night’s dinner.