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12 hours ago, Gathrightknight said:

Haha Thanks! And yeah, it tastes good but I know it's not great health wise. I'm curious is if there are healthy lunch meats out there or are they all too processed?

 

So a few years ago, the WHO came out and said that processed meats are considered carcinogenic. In response, a number of companies came out with nitrate free, lower sodium, natural lunch meats. So as long as you look for higher quality products, it's decently healthy. 

 

I would also like to point out that "healthy" is relative. I mean, if you are eating Burger King or McDonald's as your normal lunch, a lunch meat sandwich is most likely going to be a better choice, regardless of the type of lunch meat. 

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9 hours ago, elinox said:

 

Lebanon bologna isn't as bad as you'd think. It's 80 calories for 2 slices, which is a normal sandwich amount. ;) 

 

Turkey is pretty low calorie. I get 1/2 pound of Boar's Head turkey which is 240 calories which makes for large sandwiches. 

 

Being from central PA, I've also had sweet bologna. Although I prefer the Lebanon. 

 

I prefer sweet bologna, but I respect your taste buds' opinion! I generally eat sandwiches with either bologna or chicken lunch meat.

 

8 hours ago, Sylvaa said:

 

So a few years ago, the WHO came out and said that processed meats are considered carcinogenic. In response, a number of companies came out with nitrate free, lower sodium, natural lunch meats. So as long as you look for higher quality products, it's decently healthy. 

 

Really? I'll have to start looking for more natural lunch meats then. 

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15 hours ago, Gathrightknight said:

Really? I'll have to start looking for more natural lunch meats then. 

 

Here's a link to Science Alert with a rundown

 

Apologies for my language - they are considered possibly carcinogenic! Not trying to fear-monger, I promise! Basically, if you eat a lot of either red meat or lunchmeat, you do potentially increase your chance of having bowel cancer, but it's not as likely as say, the link between smoking and lung cancer. 

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2 hours ago, Renatus Aurelius said:

Hi Central PA nerds.  I live in Camp Hill, work in Harrisburg, looking for fitness friends.  Hit me up, I add +3 to Charisma for all party members.

 

Where do you work in Harrisburg? I live in Middletown and work in Harrisburg too. ;)

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5 hours ago, elinox said:

 

Where do you work in Harrisburg? I live in Middletown and work in Harrisburg too. ;)

Midtown.  I work at Liquor Control HQ.  Where are you?

 

5 hours ago, Thom Sparrow said:

Also Harrisburg :)

Just returning to NF, can use all the help and motivation I can get!

Well I'm hitting this pretty hardcore, so I'm happy to help.  I'm the Overeager-Beaver in the list of 15 mistakes people make, haha.  But this beaver is about two months in and gets more dedicated every day.  

 

I've got a couple friends into Qigong and other such things.  I love how NF thinks about mental/spiritual fitness in addition to the physical.  Good stuff.

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12 hours ago, Renatus Aurelius said:

Midtown.  I work at Liquor Control HQ.  Where are you?

 

State Capitol with Transportation. 

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3 hours ago, elinox said:

 

State Capitol with Transportation. 

Ah, right across the street then.  Let me know if you want to grab a beer after work some time.  I mostly stopped drinking, but a beer here and there won't kill me.

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Hi, guys.  I grew up in Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Enola, Shiremanstown, Harrisburg, Palmyra, Hershey, Hummelstown, Middletown, etc... the list goes on (we moved around a lot, can you tell?)

 

Anymore, I'm out closer to Pittsburgh, but I still visit Harrisburg quite often, and may end up moving back in the next few years.  It's just so freaking expensive to live out there.

 

Anyway, I wanted to throw my name in this little chat.

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