Dietary cholesterol doesn't necessarily affect body cholesterol... more important is your Vitamin D intake and fiber consumption, from everything I have read over many many years of study!
I am sure that a little bit of bacon now and then will keep you full and happy and isn't something to worry about too much just because it's a higher-fat meat. I am not convinced that it's any less "nutritional" than other meats, either. It's fat and protein. All meat is fat and protein. Fat increases satiety and allows you to absorb vitamins much better. It oughtn't be demonized!
But if you prefer to eat something leaner, then switch it out! Nothing in the plans is set in stone. They are helpful for folks who don't want to or know how to plan their own meals, to get an idea of what a healthy diet actually looks like.
Edited by: GYPSYGOTH at: 10/19/2013 (13:19)
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