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BBQ 101: Five Condiments to Limit to Cut Calories


By +Carolyn Richardson on Jun 30, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

By Carolyn Richardson

As Independence Day approaches, you’re probably not thinking too deeply about U.S. History.  More than likely, you’re thinking about the BBQ that is sure to challenge your healthy lifestyle.  Don’t fret, many of the offerings at 4th of July parties aren’t so bad, but once you factor in condiments, your calorie count could sky rocket.  Here are some condiments to limit to keep your guilty conscience at bay.  FYI: A tablespoon is about the size of a small dome the size of a quarter.

Ketchup
Typical Serving Size: 1 tbsp

At 15 calories a serving, the number one condiment in America, ketchup, doesn’t seem so bad.  However, most people eat about four tablespoons with an order of fries. You may be looking at an additional 80 to 100 calories if you eat more than one thing at the party, not to mention almost a third of your recommended sodium intake for the day.   Go for salsa instead, an average serving size is ½ cup, and though small, the fiber, protein, and carbohydrates add some much needed nutrition to the tortilla chip, hot dog, or hamburger you’re having with it.

Barbecue Sauce
Typical Serving Size: 2 tbsp

Many of us can’t go to a BBQ and not have barbecue sauce, but the usual serving of one or two tbsp may already be on those ribs when they come off of the grill.  Piling more on could have you adding empty carbs to the tune of the equivalent of having a whole apple, without the added nutrition that will help keep you satiated.  Add a tablespoon of honey instead.  You may have to bring this one to the party yourself, but it’s worth the trouble.  Although honey does have a hefty amount of carbs in its typical single tablespoon serving, it doesn’t have the high amount of sodium that barbecue sauce has.  Honey is thicker than barbecue sauce, and adding it may quell your craving to pack on more sauce.

Mayonnaise
Typical Serving Size: 1 tbsp

Ten grams of fat is what you’re getting in one tablespoon of mayonnaise.  If you were being honest, would you say you’re probably eating more than that on your cheeseburger?  I thought so.  Leave it on the table and grab the mustard instead or mix the two to keep yourself from adding too much fat to your meal.  Be careful to stick to the usual teaspoon or so serving of mustard. Though its calorie count is very low, mustard is high in water-retaining sodium, especially the Dijon mustard we’ve come to love.  

Sour Cream
Typical Serving Size: 1 tbsp

Most tacos, nachos, or burritos would seem a bit empty without sour cream, but the added fat that comes with it may be worth the emptiness.  In a typical serving you’re looking at almost 3 grams of fat.  If you consider the fact that you’re probably doing way more than a dollop of sour cream, you’re sure to reconsider adding too much.  Go for avocado instead.  It will add a similar amount of fat, but the high amount of fiber can help keep you feeling full.  Stop at about a quarter of an avocado to keep from overdoing it.

Chili OR Cheese
Typical Serving Size: 1 tbsp and 2 tbsp respectively

You don't get a two-for-one.  You 'll have to make a choice between these two.  Chili, for all its tasty loveliness, is quite high in calories, fat, and sodium when you factor in two, three or four servings of the stuff.  In one hot dog, I know I’ve eaten more than the recommended serving size before, and chances are, so have you.  If you must, go for it, but don’t pick up that huge ladle in the crock pot and take on a whole cup of chili in two hot dogs.  In the way of cheese, whether it’s Cheez Whiz, Velveeta Cheese Sauce, Ortega Nacho Cheese Sauce, or Tostitos Salsa Con Queso, you’re looking at almost 200 calories in ¼ cup.  Though black beans with chili powder can substitute, the taste of a spoonful of beef or chicken chili or nacho cheese is irreplaceable. You’ll simply have to find a way to resist.  Good luck and enjoy the party!


Your thoughts…

What condiments are hard to avoid in your diet?  Have you found any good replacements for them?



Comments


I can't avoid some of my favorite condiments! I just eat the servings size or whatever works into my calories. KETCHUP FTW!



I knew ketchup would be one

how about honey mustard???



I just love mayonnaise and sour cream but I replaced it with a yoghurt sauce. I just take some low fat or 0% fat yoghurt (I let it hang in a cheese cloth for 30 minutes if I want a thicker sauce) and than mix it up with what ever flavour I'm in the mood for ( garlic, mustard, Italian herbs, lemon juice) you can use it with meat, fish, veggies 



Avoid the meat. Have a veggie burger or rich vegetable chili. Barbecued flesh create chemicals that are known to cause cancer. Even our government acknowledges this.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cooked-mea ts

There are many delicious ideas for grilling vegetables and fruits here:
http://vegetarian.about.com/od/cookingtipstools/qt/vegbbq.ht m

This recipe for homemade burgers stands up well on the grill.
http://www.veganappetite.com/2010/03/all-american-incredibur gers.html

I have found that its the spices and sauces that really are the things we love to smell and taste and all of those can be found or made within a low calorie diet. If you grill non-flesh foods you will be able to enjoy a heaping plate of nutritious and delicious offerings without the cholesterol or suffering to your body, a helpless animal and the planet.



I've thought more about the meaning of the holiday than the food, after all it is far more significant...

But since going with a mostly Paleo lifestyle, I've dropped my BP from 140/90 to 120/80 and lost 18 lb in just over a month.  So I look forward to the food! 1st world proteins for me. While I do miss my breads and pastas, it's not really a big deal and there are things like almond meal that can be used to replace what's missing in most cases. I still haven't tried the squasghetti.



Mayonaise!  I can't stay away from the stuff!  I love it dripping from hamburgers and tomato sandwiches.   HOLD ME! Frown



I think ill try that one sounds good when using the balkan  style yogurt astro  orginal natural



Avoid the buns! Have a all pattie burger or rich chili. Barbecued bread creates chemicals that are known to cause cancer. Even your government acknowledges this.

http://www.cancer.your-gov/cancer/evilevilbread

There are many delicious ideas for grilling all types of animals here:
http://meatitarian.about.com/od/cookingtipstools/qt/fish-is- good-too

Yes spices can help, and sometimes if you grill something low and slow you won't really need all that sauce. We as humans evolved to where we are today because we've eaten animals. It's a fact of life. I've made the hard decision of bringing flesh back into my diet, but I only eat what I feel that I myself can kill. Fish - bring it. Birds - yup. Cows, Pigs, ect? Not so much. I just try my hardest in life to not be a hypocrite.

Sorry, was I preaching?

;)



Wouldn't it be nice to be able to read about a bbq, and not have the same person as always tell us the evils of meat. Most of us will keep eating meat. We enjoy it. Get off your high horse. I do not care that you are vegan or whatever term you prefer, but do not try to tell me to stop eating the food I love the most.



Instead of mayo, I recommend tzatziki sauce. It gets its creaminess from yogurt. You can buy it at any Safeway, or you can go to a Mediterranean deli. The stuff I used to buy had 25 calories per tablespoon. It has more flavour. The full fat mayo that my grandma always buys has 100 calories per tablespoon. I was shocked when I read that on the label.

As for barbecues, try grilling summer vegetables on skewers. You can eat a lot of those as long as you don't coat them in oil.



I use fat free dressing instead of mayo. My favorite is Honey Dijon. Also, I've gotten to where I can often go without anything. I taste the flavors of the sandwich.



Give it a break, honey.



Really low cal coleslaw

Jamie Oliver Recipe - white cabbage, carrot, bunch fresh parsley, freshly chopped chillis, chop up throw in a bowl and squeese over fresh lemon juice. I served this up at a BB last weekend and everyong raved about it. Brilliant on the side of your plate or on a big meat low fat burger with a couple of big slices of fresh tomato. also consider the bun alot of burger buns have xtra sugar try less stodgy bread rolls or pitta bread!

Enjoy your weekend I'm off camping and will Def be firing up the BBQ

Cool



Make a mixture of equal parts:

Fat Free Miracle Whip - 15 per tbsp.

Ketchup - 15 per tbsp.

Mustard - 0

Dill pickle relish - 0 (optional)

Add a sprinkle of cayenne if you like, or a sprinkle of Stevia if you prefer more sweet. 

Makes a great spread or dipping sauce. My husband loves it!

 

 



Original Post by: cbear80

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to read about a bbq, and not have the same person as always tell us the evils of meat. Most of us will keep eating meat. We enjoy it. Get off your high horse. I do not care that you are vegan or whatever term you prefer, but do not try to tell me to stop eating the food I love the most.


Amen to that. Those two twats are always trolling threads preaching the same garbage/websites/scare tactics.



Original Post by: ninav

Avoid the meat. Have a veggie burger or rich vegetable chili. Barbecued flesh create chemicals that are known to cause cancer. Even our government acknowledges this.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cooked-mea ts

There are many delicious ideas for grilling vegetables and fruits here:
http://vegetarian.about.com/od/cookingtipstools/qt/vegbbq.ht m

This recipe for homemade burgers stands up well on the grill.
http://www.veganappetite.com/2010/03/all-american-incredibur gers.html

I have found that its the spices and sauces that really are the things we love to smell and taste and all of those can be found or made within a low calorie diet. If you grill non-flesh foods you will be able to enjoy a heaping plate of nutritious and delicious offerings without the cholesterol or suffering to your body, a helpless animal and the planet.


Many, many things can cause cancer.  Why not enjoy life while you can?



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I always go into a BBQ or other food-centered event with the mindset of choosing the lesser evil - Baked potato over chips, coleslaw over potato salad, ketchup over mayonnaise... Dear GOD please do not take away my ketchup! I may not be making the healthiest possible decision, but I don't feel like I'm depriving myself either (which takes all the fun out of a BBQ anyway).



BTW thx to lindsaymurphy for the Jamie Slaw recipe, I'll be trying that one out real soon :) I'm guessing quantities for the veg combination is just what looks good to you right?

 

I am a vegetarian and I have to admit that I'm getting bored with the same old same old from our Vegan friend. The article was actually about the condiments served with food not the meal itself. 

 



Original Post by: bendrx

I've thought more about the meaning of the holiday than the food, after all it is far more significant...

But since going with a mostly Paleo lifestyle, I've dropped my BP from 140/90 to 120/80 and lost 18 lb in just over a month.  So I look forward to the food! 1st world proteins for me. While I do miss my breads and pastas, it's not really a big deal and there are things like almond meal that can be used to replace what's missing in most cases. I still haven't tried the squasghetti.


It's not the grilled meat; it's if you char it black and eat that. Animal protein is healthy and most people crave it. God made us omnivores; not herbivores. Eaten in moderation, meat is quite good for you.



Greek Yogurt is terrific substitute for sour cream. High in protein and no or little fat. Taste the same to me.



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I  eat in moderation and enjoy all of my favorite condiments on occasion. Just put them into your calorie count and move on.



Greek yogurt is a great replacement for sour cream (Fage is the best :)).



There are tasty sides you can grill and avoid the heavy mayonnaise salads.  We love to slice a stalk of bok choy lengthwise, drizzle with olive oil, season with a little Kosher salt and pepper and grill: really yummie.  Skewers of roasted red, orange and yellow peppers, grilled sweet onions with a light coat of olive oil, portobello mushrooms...all very delicious, low in calories and nutritious.  Not a vegetarian, but once I discovered these recipes I was hooked!



I use salsa instead of ketchup often, i has zero points, and no fat, not sure what the calories are but its just veggies and easy to make fresh, so you can lower the sodium



go for hummus!! it comes in soo many delicious flavors and tastes awesome on any kind of grilled meat, chips, or veggies.

My favorite kind is 'summer fresh' roasted red pepper hummus or 'tribe' roasted red pepper. Both have only 45 calories per 2 tbl spns! soooo worth it :)

also...mixing together mustard and salsa is my new favorite dip. you can't get much lower in calories than that!! give it a try!



Original Post by: sarahmowery

Original Post by: cbear80

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to read about a bbq, and not have the same person as always tell us the evils of meat. Most of us will keep eating meat. We enjoy it. Get off your high horse. I do not care that you are vegan or whatever term you prefer, but do not try to tell me to stop eating the food I love the most.


Amen to that. Those two twats are always trolling threads preaching the same garbage/websites/scare tactics.


I hope you weren't referring to me, I was trying to make a point. Guess it was wasn't blatant enough?



In Blighty we put salt and vinegar on chips (Fries). All but calorie free but very nice none the less! :o)



Original Post by: ninav

Avoid the meat. Have a veggie burger or rich vegetable chili. Barbecued flesh create chemicals that are known to cause cancer. Even our government acknowledges this.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cooked-mea ts

There are many delicious ideas for grilling vegetables and fruits here:
http://vegetarian.about.com/od/cookingtipstools/qt/vegbbq.ht m

This recipe for homemade burgers stands up well on the grill.
http://www.veganappetite.com/2010/03/all-american-incredibur gers.html

I have found that its the spices and sauces that really are the things we love to smell and taste and all of those can be found or made within a low calorie diet. If you grill non-flesh foods you will be able to enjoy a heaping plate of nutritious and delicious offerings without the cholesterol or suffering to your body, a helpless animal and the planet.


I've heard that a vegan diet deprives the body of the essential animal fats that every single society on Earth has evolved with as part of their diet. In fact, societies that have no degenerative diseases have 10 times the amount of vitamin A and D as most Americans, which is only naturally found in animal fats (sorry, you won't find it in almonds or avocados).

Seems to me, the logical conclusion is that, according to your linked article, if I go to at least 3 BBQ's per day, every day, for a year, it could cause cancer (study says they had to give the animals equivalent to 1000 times what the typical human diet contains, and no link has been shown in humans). But if I am a vegan, I'm not only more likely to get cancer, I'm also more likely to develop every degenerative disease known to man.

Plus, I've heard vegans tend to look gaunt, with hollow cheeks, sunken eyes, and a general appearance of being 10 or more years older than they actually are. I'm not basing this on your picture, just saying what I've heard.

I think I'll stick with an occasional barbecue.



Original Post by: ninav

Avoid the meat. Have a veggie burger or rich vegetable chili. Barbecued flesh create chemicals that are known to cause cancer. Even our government acknowledges this.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cooked-mea ts

There are many delicious ideas for grilling vegetables and fruits here:
http://vegetarian.about.com/od/cookingtipstools/qt/vegbbq.ht m

This recipe for homemade burgers stands up well on the grill.
http://www.veganappetite.com/2010/03/all-american-incredibur gers.html

I have found that its the spices and sauces that really are the things we love to smell and taste and all of those can be found or made within a low calorie diet. If you grill non-flesh foods you will be able to enjoy a heaping plate of nutritious and delicious offerings without the cholesterol or suffering to your body, a helpless animal and the planet.


Ninav I thought anything grilled whether it is Veggies or meat causes cancer.  It is not just grilled meat the is the issue.  It is anything grilled.  There still can be high cholesterol in some veggie dishes as well.



This article is incomplete. What about A1 steak sauce? Im sure that fits in there somewhere too lol.

Witrh that in mind you can always add your favorite liquid sauces like Worcheshire sauce, or some low sodium yakisoba, Hoisin, black bean, soy sauce and many others. Or if thats still too high in caloric use a mix of low sodium spices like italian spices or steak or chicken seasoning. My main problem with msot of these is the high salt content but other than that theyre very low in calories. Other options is lemon juice or some other juice on your steaks , chickens or seafood.

Ive even put balsamic vinegar on my steaks along with italian spices or other spices. Makes a great marinade! And low calorie too!

Bon apetite toute le monde :)

 

 



I always have to remember that, to others, the term "BBQ" is just a general term for having a cookout. Here in the southern U.S., the term "BBQ" has a more specific definition (meat slow-cooked and smoked over wood for a long period of time). So, when I see this article, imagine my confusion when I read about avoiding mayo, sour cream, and chili / cheese, not typical BBQ condiments in the South. (Although, there is a white BBQ sauce from Alabama with a base of mayonnaise.)

As others have said, I can't do without some of my favorite condiments...well, I can, but I choose not to. I just use them in moderation. I am a ketchup and BBQ sauce fiend, so I still use those; however, I actually try and keep my portion size down for them. Also, I've replaced the mayo on my burger with mustard; much healthier overall, and I don't really miss the mayo.



I agree.  The Greek Yogurt (Fage) is a great substitute for sour cream.  I like it better than any low fat sour cream.  Also, with a little lime juice, fruit and Splenda it is a great dessert.



Original Post by: ninav

Avoid the meat. Have a veggie burger or rich vegetable chili. Barbecued flesh create chemicals that are known to cause cancer. Even our government acknowledges this.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cooked-mea ts

There are many delicious ideas for grilling vegetables and fruits here:
http://vegetarian.about.com/od/cookingtipstools/qt/vegbbq.ht m

This recipe for homemade burgers stands up well on the grill.
http://www.veganappetite.com/2010/03/all-american-incredibur gers.html

I have found that its the spices and sauces that really are the things we love to smell and taste and all of those can be found or made within a low calorie diet. If you grill non-flesh foods you will be able to enjoy a heaping plate of nutritious and delicious offerings without the cholesterol or suffering to your body, a helpless animal and the planet.


NinaV,

Thanks for always posting such good links. I'm going to try out that veggie burger recipe.

By the way, why not try to stay on topic and put a more positive spin on your messages? For example:

---
This article has some great points about portion control. I also want to suggest some delicious vegan condiments that are so low calorie you can use larger portions and still stay within your calorie budget! Plus, they're super good for the planet.

-Nutritional yeast
-Vegan cheese slices
-Tofu sour cream
-Veggie chili
---

There are a lot of ways to educate people about vegan alternatives in a positive, non-judgmental way. Otherwise, you might make people think that abstaining from animal products makes you super cranky. ;)



Hey guys... remember the calorie count theory here. calories in, calories out. as long as you are excercizing and watching your diet there is no reason why you shouldnt be able to have one or two burgers on the 4th. just put what you want on the sandwich and enjoy it. i agree with the comment against the vegetarian preachers. just have a good old cheeseburger with mayo kethcup  and whatever you like as long as you stay within your range. one day isnt going to hurt you... plus who wants to eat  a gross mustard burger. that is pretty much all they are saying abobe. either put salsa or mustard to substitute. blech.....



Original Post by: raz

Original Post by: sarahmowery

Original Post by: cbear80

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to read about a bbq, and not have the same person as always tell us the evils of meat. Most of us will keep eating meat. We enjoy it. Get off your high horse. I do not care that you are vegan or whatever term you prefer, but do not try to tell me to stop eating the food I love the most.


Amen to that. Those two twats are always trolling threads preaching the same garbage/websites/scare tactics.


I hope you weren't referring to me, I was trying to make a point. Guess it was wasn't blatant enough?


I was not referring to you. I was referring to a post on before yours from a person who post her vegan ways on everything that has anything to do with meat.



I DID NOT CRAWL OUT OF THE PRIMORDIAL SLIME TO ONLY EAT VEGGIES.



Original Post by: raz

Avoid the buns! Have a all pattie burger or rich chili. Barbecued bread creates chemicals that are known to cause cancer. Even your government acknowledges this.

http://www.cancer.your-gov/cancer/evilevilbread

There are many delicious ideas for grilling all types of animals here:
http://meatitarian.about.com/od/cookingtipstools/qt/fish-is- good-too

Yes spices can help, and sometimes if you grill something low and slow you won't really need all that sauce. We as humans evolved to where we are today because we've eaten animals. It's a fact of life. I've made the hard decision of bringing flesh back into my diet, but I only eat what I feel that I myself can kill. Fish - bring it. Birds - yup. Cows, Pigs, ect? Not so much. I just try my hardest in life to not be a hypocrite.

Sorry, was I preaching?

;)


Yeah! Thanks! I hate it when people preach...

oh, my suggestion for BBQs? While there, in the great outdoors, eat all you want, but don't breath the air. Air, when breathed, has been known to contain carcinogens... even our government knows this and has porported such..

http://www.cancer.your-gov/deadlyair.apsx

 

 



i say to each his/her own way it one day out of the month that you can have it your way!! whether you ketchup, mustard ,mayo, salsa,guacamole,bacon, it up!! its yours to enjoy happy forth everyone!!! i like mine with a ice cold beer!!!     



Original Post by: ninav

Avoid the meat. Have a veggie burger or rich vegetable chili. Barbecued flesh create chemicals that are known to cause cancer. Even our government acknowledges this.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cooked-mea ts

There are many delicious ideas for grilling vegetables and fruits here:
http://vegetarian.about.com/od/cookingtipstools/qt/vegbbq.ht m

This recipe for homemade burgers stands up well on the grill.
http://www.veganappetite.com/2010/03/all-american-incredibur gers.html

I have found that its the spices and sauces that really are the things we love to smell and taste and all of those can be found or made within a low calorie diet. If you grill non-flesh foods you will be able to enjoy a heaping plate of nutritious and delicious offerings without the cholesterol or suffering to your body, a helpless animal and the planet.


My, goodness, a condiment discussion doesn't seem to be the best place for a vegan to be posting, especially one with an agenda.  We all appreciate your freedom to satisfy your nutritional requirements in the best way for YOU - but you lost a lot of credibility with "even our government acknowledges this."  Our government's take on a lot of things is faulty - but that topic doesn't relate to the issue of condiments!  "Non-flesh foods," "barbecued flesh," "helpless animal?"  Koolaid jargon.

As an aside, I have two friends who were vegans.  One has added dairy protein back and the other fish and dairy because their overall health was suffering - their skin especially looked bad even with daily fish oil capsules.  One of the two commented that even taking the fish oil was a little wrong since it came from a fish source, which he was deliberately not eating!  Both are healthier now, ingesting traditional protein without reverting to the carnivore state. I don't know their stance on condiments, the topic of this discussion, however!

 



Ninav - careful you don't fall off your high horse.. why don't you give it  rest for awhile there ol' gal.



I agree! I guess they haven't read the studies that say that the fact that we ate meat is what helped our brains develop past Neanderthal Man! lol.

I think it is great that they are both vegetarians!



The BBQ is something I won't dare try to modify. In theory things always sound better...no way.

For me, I can't compromise the cookouts. Do or don't with this one.

I choose not to until I become a bit more stable and trust myself to not overdo portions lol...it's just that good.



Original Post by: sarahmowery

Original Post by: cbear80

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to read about a bbq, and not have the same person as always tell us the evils of meat. Most of us will keep eating meat. We enjoy it. Get off your high horse. I do not care that you are vegan or whatever term you prefer, but do not try to tell me to stop eating the food I love the most.


Amen to that. Those two twats are always trolling threads preaching the same garbage/websites/scare tactics.


LANGUAGE!  Any dimbo can drop the "T" bomb...show your intelligence by using language that is NOT offensive, please?



We have a burger recipe that is at least better than the ribs option if you like bbq sauce:

Korean BBQ Burger

1 Tbsp Korean BBQ sauce

1 slice provolone

1 3-oz beef patty mixed with onion powder and 1 Tbsp soy sauce

Bun (or lettuce, if you prefer protein style--that style suits this "Asian" burger well)

1-2 oz kimchee

It tastes strongly of BBQ sauce, because Korean BBQ sauce is spicy and a little goes a long way.  It's a burger with a kick.  I've found spicier foods often prevent you from eating too large a portion because the flavor is bigger. 



Original Post by: rancherga

I  eat in moderation and enjoy all of my favorite condiments on occasion. Just put them into your calorie count and move on.


I agree completely. I use my favorite mayonnaise, just not as often and not as much.  I use butter, Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, etc., just not as much of it.  There are some things that just aren't worth substituting.  Calorie counting makes sense.  Just add it up and use good judgment.

 



Original Post by: raz

Avoid the buns! Have a all pattie burger or rich chili. Barbecued bread creates chemicals that are known to cause cancer. Even your government acknowledges this.

http://www.cancer.your-gov/cancer/evilevilbread

There are many delicious ideas for grilling all types of animals here:
http://meatitarian.about.com/od/cookingtipstools/qt/fish-is- good-too

Yes spices can help, and sometimes if you grill something low and slow you won't really need all that sauce. We as humans evolved to where we are today because we've eaten animals. It's a fact of life. I've made the hard decision of bringing flesh back into my diet, but I only eat what I feel that I myself can kill. Fish - bring it. Birds - yup. Cows, Pigs, ect? Not so much. I just try my hardest in life to not be a hypocrite.

Sorry, was I preaching?

;)


It's posts like these that make me wish there was a "like" button.



Original Post by: cbear80

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to read about a bbq, and not have the same person as always tell us the evils of meat. Most of us will keep eating meat. We enjoy it. Get off your high horse. I do not care that you are vegan or whatever term you prefer, but do not try to tell me to stop eating the food I love the most.


I totally agree with you.  I dont think this is necessary to constantly push your views down our throats on every blog or article..it gets old seeing.  My best friend is vegan and animal loving.  She does it the right way.  Only when asked, does she give her views and opinions.  I was thinking I was the only one who felt this way.



"Relax and enjoy the party?" "You may have to resist"? WTF is the point of even going to the BBQ? Just stay home and eat raw vegetables with the blinds closed if you can't eat mayo, ketchup and chili with cheese (or the whole world will implode bringing you with it)!

Yes, America is overly obese, but honestly, is nothing sacred? Besides, I would not enjoy a BBQ if I was constantly counting calories or not allowing myself to partake of a favorite food. That would only make me want it more. Everything in moderation, I say. Play some Frisbee and get over it.



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