Beef: Not All Cow-Parts are Created Equal
Hint: It’s Not Rocket Surgery
What I’m aiming to do is to try to make you aware and to motivate you to consistently start practicing good Nutrition-Habits in a simple and easy to understand way because you are smart and you have a brain and its time to use it. I know I need all the help I can get to keep me “On–Track”, so here I am helping you out.
Again, don’t get me wrong, I mentioned earlier that I enjoy and “Love” a thick piece of marbled Rib Eye Steak as much as any Beef-Loving ‘Merican. My ancient body just can’t process that kind of guilty pleasure like I used to in my youth; when my metabolism was through the roof; most of you probably think it’s still there — Ha, I just have to work harder.
So, What’s a Beef Lover Supposed to Do?
So, what if we were more mindful of what we put into our mouths and eventually swallow? Of those “things” we put into our mouths, what nutritional “Value” did they have? I don’t say this often, but it’s time to “Drill-Down” with these simple “Non-Rocket Surgery” types of questions ALWAYS (being Mindful).
For a 2,000-calorie diet, you can have a maximum of 200 calories from Saturated Fat, or 22 grams per day
Say Yes to Steak… Once in a While
For me, I can find one or two occasions a year to celebrate amongst my other Meat/Paleo Buddies and enjoy some Juicy Beef aka Animal Protein.
Red meat tends to get a bad rap, but when you order a lean cut, such as a filet or sirloin, it contains the same calories as oily fish like tuna and salmon—especially when you consider portion size. “A lot of times, you’ll be served an 8-ounce portion of salmon and a 5-ounce portion of beef,” says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes. “Calorie-wise, the beef might be better.” Of course, the whole equation changes when either is served with even a little butter, oil, or sauce — FAT.1
In Moderation: Everything is Allowed #SakamtoStyle
Meat is a good source of protein. Meat and meat products can make important contributions to your nutrient intake. Some non–meat eaters could be at an increased risk of some micronutrient deficiencies, but I doubt that in the United States in 2017.
Remember, one portion of meat is ONLY the size of a pack of cards. Most healthy balanced diets will include lean meat in moderate amounts, together with starchy carbohydrates (including whole grain foods), plenty of fruit and vegetables, and other important Nutrients that might be specific to your Fitness Goals.