Is Red Meat Good For Losing Belly Fat?
When you’re dealing with stubborn belly fat one of the first
things you are likely to change is your diet.
You’ll probably start out by reducing the number of carbs
you consume as well as the amount of processed foods that
contain hidden calories.
Lean cuts of red meat can also be a great source of protein.
Protein is a fantastic tool to keep you feeling full longer. Choosing
the right cuts of meat when you are adding red meats to your
diet is important.
If you want to increase your protein intake, you’ll want to purchase
cuts that are lean (especially if your priority while dieting
is maintaining a high protein intake). A further concern when you
are shopping for lean red meat cuts is the overall serving size.
If you’ve ever heard that red meat is a reason behind weight gain
it can usually be attributed to the amount of red meat someone is eating.
To make sure that you are getting the right serving size you can
either ‘eyeball’ it or weigh it on a food scale. Serving size of
red meat is about the same size as a deck of playing cards.
Your next step involves how you are going to cook your lean red meat.
Some of the leanest methods of cooking red meat (ones that are best
for your waistline) are oven-roasting or grilling. You can cook using
butter, olive oil or seed/nut oil. However, be aware that even a
tablespoon of these can easily add 100+ calories to a meal.
These ingredients add great flavor but so will spices. Choose your
meats wisely and cook them with calories in mind!
High protein, whole food, and nutrient dense diets can be great
for kicking that stubborn belly fat to the curb.